Astonishingly beautiful collage illustrations and a story that introduces the wonders of aquatic life . . . and some very special daddies. A "hide and seek" feature with acetate overlays adds a colorful surprise to this Eric Carle classic.
When Mrs. Seahorse lays her eggs, she does it on Mr. Seahorse's belly! While he swims waiting for the eggs to hatch, he meets some other underwater fathers caring for their babies. Clear "peek-a-boo" pages offer an ocean of fun opportunities for young readers to feel like they're under the sea!
is acclaimed and beloved as the creator of brilliantly illustrated and innovatively designed picture books for very young children. His best-known work, The Very Hungry Caterpillar
, has been translated into 70 languages and sold over 55 million copies. Carle illustrated more than seventy books, many best sellers, most of which he also wrote, and more than 170 million copies of his books have sold around the world. In 2003, Carle received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award (now called the Children’s Literature Legacy Award) for lifetime achievement in children's literature. In 2002, Eric and his wife, Barbara, cofounded The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art (www.carlemuseum.org) in Amherst, Massachusetts, a 40,000-square-foot space dedicated to the celebration of picture books and picture book illustrations from around the world, underscoring the cultural, historical, and artistic significance of picture books and their art form. Eric Carle passed away in May 2021 at the age of 91. His work remains an important influence on artists and illustrators at work today. www.eric-carle.com
"In his elegant painted tissue-paper collages, Carle innovatively balances pastel hues with shocks of brilliant color, creating an appealing seascape that succeeds swimmingly." (Publishers Weekly
, starred review)
"In this tribute to fathers, fish, and otherwise, Carle adds an element to his signature painted tissue-paper collages..." (Booklist
, starred review)