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4.05  ·  Rating Details ·  66 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
One day, a baby seahorse is born, turning and tumbling as he floats through ocean currents alongside his three hundred brothers and sisters.
Like a tiny, mythical dragon, the seahorse is a fascinating creature: he changes color to fit in with the surroundings of his spectacular coral reef and sea grass surroundings; his lizard-like eyes can look in two directions at once; a
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 18th 2012 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
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Lauran Ferguson
Sep 17, 2013 Lauran Ferguson rated it really liked it
Shelves: ch-02-nsta
This book is very educational. I enjoyed learning something new about seahorses. For example, I had no idea that the male was the one who actually gets pregnant and has the baby seahorses. The illustrations are also very detailed and give a great perspective of what it is like to live in the ocean. I think children would really enjoy it.
Mar 25, 2014 Jess rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
An intro story look at the world of the rare sea horse and how they go from baby to adulthood.
Mar 30, 2014 Cemeread rated it really liked it
This non-fiction book was created with digital media creating an almost photographic effect, very appealing. The information presented is on a simpler level for younger children, (I read it to first graders who enjoyed the book.)and has some impressive facts such as the size of a baby seahorse (eyelash) and how many brothers and sisters each would have (500). While it includes reproduction of seahorses the book keeps it simple in text and is unlikely to be objected to. I simply left out one word ...more
Danielle Butler
Sep 05, 2013 Danielle Butler rated it it was amazing
I was shocked to realize how little I knew about about seahorses after reading this story. It is such an educational and informative children's story. I think this is a story children would love to read over and over again, each time learning new information. This book would also be helpful in class for teaching children how to create book reports. I really enjoyed the page in the story about the seahorse hiding in the seaweed from the other animals. It was a very colorful and bright page and gi ...more
Nov 30, 2014 Sarah rated it it was amazing
Seahorses is a great book for children to learn about the life cycle of seahorses. It is like a circle story in the way that it starts with a baby seahorse and ends with a baby seahorse. Although it is an informational text, there is a life story going along while the reader learns. It is both intriguing and useful when children need to research seahorses and their life cycle including birth, growing up, and continuing on their species. Each topic is discussed in a way that children can understa ...more
Aug 08, 2014 Julie rated it liked it
Following the life of a seahorse, this creative nonfiction book is well-written and accompanied by gorgeous illustrations. My only gripe (as a zoologist) is that it includes the commonly cited misconception that male seahorses become "pregnant", even though the story also describes a female passing its eggs into the male's pouch. When an animal emerges from a pouch, it is not a birth. The birth occurs much earlier (from the female, of course). Sermon over, this is a delightful book for young chi ...more
In a simple picture book format, children are introduced to seahorses, one of the worlds smallest and mysterious ocean creatures. The story begins with the birth of about 300 fry and follow one young male while he attaches himself to sea grass, eats krill until he's grown and finally finds a mate. The story ends when his offspring are born out of his pouch and swim off.
Emily Murphy
Oct 25, 2013 Emily Murphy rated it it was amazing
The facts were amazing and interesting. The reading difficulty is low and the information available to be learned and acquired is high. The pictures were beautiful with their soft pastel colors. Very beautiful and calm illustrations.
Feb 19, 2013 Laura rated it really liked it
A lovely nonfiction text about seahorses. Great for grades 2 - 4, information is appropriate for reports.
Kristen Sewell
Oct 16, 2013 Kristen Sewell rated it liked it
Shelves: ch-02-nsta
This book could be used to go along with a science lesson about the animals that live in the ocean. The illustrations were very pretty and colorful. The book shows how fascinating seahorses are.
Amanda Wilson
Sep 30, 2013 Amanda Wilson rated it it was amazing
Shelves: nsta
I learned alot about seahorses reading this book i was impressed and my daughter loved the pictures in the book!
Michelle Gray
Jun 23, 2013 Michelle Gray rated it really liked it
Shelves: kids-nonfiction
A really nice way to talk about the life of a seahorse, very storylike and the illustrations are so beautiful!
This brand new nonfiction book about seahorses is SO interesting. If you like books about the ocean, I think you'll enjoy this book!
Edward Sullivan
An elegantly written, handsomely illustrated to these unique, fascinating see creatures. A significant oversight is the lack of a bibliography though there are some suggested web sites.
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Jul 22, 2013 Teri rated it really liked it
Shelves: oceans
Really well done! We'll look for more by this author.
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