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ISBN13: 9780399242694
ISBN10: 0399242694
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Staff Pick

Using color concepts, and shape and composition, Eric Carle is at it again in this brilliant story of fathers and the equally important role they play in parenting. Perfect for adoring dads, expectant siblings, and anyone who loves Eric Carle!
Recommended by Erik L., Powells.com

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Publisher Comments:

When Mrs. Seahorse lays her eggs, she does it on Mr. Seahorse's belly! She knows he will take good care of them. While he swims waiting for the eggs to hatch, he meets some other underwater fathers caring for their babies: Mr. Tilapia, who carries his babies in his mouth; Mr. Kurtus, who keeps his on his head; and Mr. Catfish, who is baby-sitting his young hatchlings. Eric Carle has done it again, with astonishingly beautiful collage illustrations and a story that introduces the very young to the wonders of aquatic life....and some very special daddies. A "hide and seek" feature with acetate overlays adds a colorful surprise.

Review:

"In this original, entirely engaging book, Carle adds to his rich cache of endearing animal characters while delivering some intriguing information about several underwater species. Father fish come to the forefront here — and deservedly so. When Mrs. Seahorse announces that it is time for her to lay her eggs, Mr. Seahorse affably asks, 'Can I help?' She then lays her eggs into a pouch in the belly of her mate, who earnestly announces, 'I'll take good care of our eggs.... I promise.' Then, drifting through the sea, the expectant pater meets up with other fish who are also carrying — or protecting — eggs, such as Mr. Tilapia, who carries eggs in his mouth, and Mr. Kurtus, who has stuck his mate's eggs on top of his head. Chipper Mr. Seahorse gives each words of encouragement ('Keep up the good work'; 'You must be very happy'; 'You are doing a fine job'). Between each of Mr. Seahorse's encounters, he unknowingly swims by other sea creatures, cleverly camouflaged behind curtains of seaweed, a coral reef and a rock. Yet readers spy all of these hidden critters when they lift acetate pages, adding a delightful dimension to this first-rate fish tale, capped by a winsome, child-confidence-building finale. In his elegant painted tissue-paper collages, Carle innovatively balances pastel hues with shocks of brilliant color, creating an appealing seascape that succeeds swimmingly. Ages 4-up. (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"In Mister Seahorse...a salty salute to devoted dads, beloved collage artist Eric Carle draws a warm-hearted story from the ocean's depths." The Washington Post

Review:

"The simple, thoughtfully told story includes repetitive phrases and a predictable structure with an emotionally satisfying ending as Mr. Seahorse sends his babies out into the watery world." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"Carle once again successfully introduces his young fans to an interesting aspect of the natural world." School Library Journal

Synopsis:

From the creator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar comes a brilliant new Eric Carle board book for the artist in us all.

Every child has an artist inside them, and this vibrant picture book from Eric Carle will help let it out. The artist in this book paints the world as he sees it, just like a child. There's a red crocodile, an orange elephant, a purple fox and a polka-dotted donkey. More than anything, there's imagination. Filled with some of the most magnificently colorful animals of Eric Carle's career, this new board book edition is a tribute to the creative life and celebrates the power of art.

Praise for The Artist Who Painted A Blue Horse 

* "A testimony to Carle's gifts..." — Publishers Weekly, starred review

* "Simple and splendid." — Booklist, starred review

"Another masterpiece from a master artist." — School Library Journal

 

Synopsis:

When Mrs. Seahorse lays her eggs, she does it on Mr. Seahorse's belly! She knows he will take good care of them. While he swims waiting for the eggs to hatch, he meets other underwater fathers caring for their babies. Now Eric Carle's heart-warming New York Times bestseller is finally available in a board book edition, complete with the clear "peek-a-boo" pages that made the original such a hit. Brimming with bright, colorful sea life, this new board book will be irresistable to young children everywhere.

About the Author

Eric Carle lives in Northampton, Massachusetts. Visit the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, Massachusetts.

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Shiny pages and tons of color--great for a 1st birthday present
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780399242694
Author:
Carle, Eric
Publisher:
Philomel
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Family - Parents
Subject:
Fishes
Subject:
Animals - Fishes
Subject:
Father and child
Subject:
Sea horses
Subject:
Animals - Marine Life
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Art/Architecture
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series Volume:
no 88
Publication Date:
20040426
Binding:
Board book Child's book with all pages printed on board
Grade Level:
from P up to 2
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
12.46x9.06x.44 in. 1.11 lbs.
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-08

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"Staff Pick" by ,

Using color concepts, and shape and composition, Eric Carle is at it again in this brilliant story of fathers and the equally important role they play in parenting. Perfect for adoring dads, expectant siblings, and anyone who loves Eric Carle!

"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In this original, entirely engaging book, Carle adds to his rich cache of endearing animal characters while delivering some intriguing information about several underwater species. Father fish come to the forefront here — and deservedly so. When Mrs. Seahorse announces that it is time for her to lay her eggs, Mr. Seahorse affably asks, 'Can I help?' She then lays her eggs into a pouch in the belly of her mate, who earnestly announces, 'I'll take good care of our eggs.... I promise.' Then, drifting through the sea, the expectant pater meets up with other fish who are also carrying — or protecting — eggs, such as Mr. Tilapia, who carries eggs in his mouth, and Mr. Kurtus, who has stuck his mate's eggs on top of his head. Chipper Mr. Seahorse gives each words of encouragement ('Keep up the good work'; 'You must be very happy'; 'You are doing a fine job'). Between each of Mr. Seahorse's encounters, he unknowingly swims by other sea creatures, cleverly camouflaged behind curtains of seaweed, a coral reef and a rock. Yet readers spy all of these hidden critters when they lift acetate pages, adding a delightful dimension to this first-rate fish tale, capped by a winsome, child-confidence-building finale. In his elegant painted tissue-paper collages, Carle innovatively balances pastel hues with shocks of brilliant color, creating an appealing seascape that succeeds swimmingly. Ages 4-up. (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "In Mister Seahorse...a salty salute to devoted dads, beloved collage artist Eric Carle draws a warm-hearted story from the ocean's depths."
"Review" by , "The simple, thoughtfully told story includes repetitive phrases and a predictable structure with an emotionally satisfying ending as Mr. Seahorse sends his babies out into the watery world."
"Review" by , "Carle once again successfully introduces his young fans to an interesting aspect of the natural world."
"Synopsis" by ,
From the creator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar comes a brilliant new Eric Carle board book for the artist in us all.

Every child has an artist inside them, and this vibrant picture book from Eric Carle will help let it out. The artist in this book paints the world as he sees it, just like a child. There's a red crocodile, an orange elephant, a purple fox and a polka-dotted donkey. More than anything, there's imagination. Filled with some of the most magnificently colorful animals of Eric Carle's career, this new board book edition is a tribute to the creative life and celebrates the power of art.

Praise for The Artist Who Painted A Blue Horse 

* "A testimony to Carle's gifts..." — Publishers Weekly, starred review

* "Simple and splendid." — Booklist, starred review

"Another masterpiece from a master artist." — School Library Journal

 

"Synopsis" by ,
When Mrs. Seahorse lays her eggs, she does it on Mr. Seahorse's belly! She knows he will take good care of them. While he swims waiting for the eggs to hatch, he meets other underwater fathers caring for their babies. Now Eric Carle's heart-warming New York Times bestseller is finally available in a board book edition, complete with the clear "peek-a-boo" pages that made the original such a hit. Brimming with bright, colorful sea life, this new board book will be irresistable to young children everywhere.

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