Those parts are the best. Ah but I do love how every other page, Mr. Then we spent the rest of class making really large pieces of painted paper. At the end, the baby seahorses leave him to be on their own. I was originally attracted to the cover of this book.
What is especially fun is that the book is about fathers caring for their young eggs. This story is very sweet and funny about a chameleon who wants to try out being a range of different animals that he encounters at the zoo. This book has the same colorful painted tissue paper artwork found in other Eric Carle novels. The illustrations are true to typical Eric Carle style gorgeous and colorful, but the glossy transparencies that are occasionally sandwiched in between the pages seemed a bit forced and random, as if the publishers just wanted to come up with something new with which to dazzle kids. An interesting element to this book is the pages that are done as a clear sheet with a colored image placed on them.
He does not care to think about it deeply and says his wife thinks he suffers from. Carle attempts to make his books not only entertaining but also to offer his readers the opportunity to learn something about the world around them. Seahorse are going to be parents! Tilapia, who is holding his eggs in his mouth, Mr. Seahorse has eggs hatch and tells his babies it is time to be on their own. Will it be a happy place? Both groups spent time cutting and gluing seaweed and other creatures. It is a very intentional storyline with beautiful pictures.
The illustrations are amazing as usual, with bright, nontraditionally colored seahorses. Seahorse are going to be parents! It can teach the reader of open mindedness as the tradition of women taking care of children are no longer a habit that we see today. When the reader turns the page, they see it is a lionfish hidden behind the coral. There are the artistic elements of the book that lend this to an art lesson on collage or watercolor and could be used with a more mature audience. One major theme in this book is fatherly devotion. Seahorse must care for Mrs.
It's also a good size hardcover with large pages and text. And, frankly, some of the dialogue just creeps me out. If your child is very young feel free to draw several fishy outlines for them to decorate! Why are we not asking the trumpet fish what they think of Mister Seahorse's journey? Bullhead, a catfish, babysits newly hatched fry. I gave this book a 4-star rating because I thought it had a great message and was also education. . Camouflage Take a look at the acetate pages in the book that help hide animals.
And perhaps that is the point? The program encourages educators, librarians and parents to try to have as many as possible read the same book on the same day all over the world. Eric's father was drafted into the at the beginning of 1939 and taken prisoner by the when Germany capitulated early in 1945 the end of the war. It is written in a very steady beat, rhymes throughout, and contains animals and simple descriptions. Tilapia, and many other fish of the sea greet each other as they await the hatching of their fish eggs. As he floats through the sea we meet other fish fathers caring for their eggs and babies in the most surprising ways. The glowing colors on the front cover made me want to know more.
For very young readers, the repetition - and other criticism here - would not really be an issue. Even though the fish here are anthropomorph This book struck me as kind of repetitive when I first read it and it is , but my two-year-old really likes it and requests it often, so it's grown on me. I didn't realize that the seahorse is just one of several sea creatures that does so. Bible Go back through the book with your child and talk about how God created everything, from the plants to the animals to the people. Seahorse lays the eggs in Mr.
Pre-reading Before reading the story the first time show your child the cover of the book. A male seahorse does his duty as the dad taking care of the eggs! But, it's another that is full of clunky mouth fulls of repetition. The moving water helps bring prey food close enough for the seahorse to suck it up, like a vacuum cleaner. By the end of the story the baby seahorses hatch and must begin life on their own. This is going to be one of those books that will be good for the father in your household to read to his little one or even to be read to on Father's Day as a tender reminder of how just important fathers can be in our lives. Eric Carle's art is distinctive and instantly recognizable.