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Mister Seahorse

Mister Seahorse

by Eric Carle

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 03/07/2006

RRP  $16.99 $16.75
Dear Friends, In most fish families, after the mother has laid the eggs and the father has fertilized them, the eggs are left on their own. But there are exceptions, such as the seahorse, stickleback, tilapia, Kurtus nurseryfish, pipefish, bullhead catfish and some others. Not only are the eggs cared for by a parent but - surprise - that parent is the father. This may sound strange but it is the truth. And this is my story about them. I hope you enjoy my story.
ISBN:
9780140569896
9780140569896
Category:
Picture books
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
03-07-2006
Language:
English
Publisher:
Penguin Random House Children's UK
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
40
Dimensions (mm):
306x228x3mm
Weight:
0.25kg
Eric Carle

Eric Carle 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 eaten its way into the hearts of literally millions of children all over the world and has been translated into more than 25 languages and sold over twelve million copies. Since the Caterpillar was published in 1969, Eric Carle has illustrated more than sixty books, many best sellers, most of which he also wrote.

Eric Carle's art is distinctive and instantly recognizable. His art work is created in collage technique, using hand-painted papers, which he cuts and layers to form bright and cheerful images. Many of his books have an added dimension - die-cut pages, twinkling lights as in The Very Lonely Firefly, even the lifelike sound of a cricket's song as in The Very Quiet Cricket - giving them a playful quality: a toy that can be read, a book that can be touched.

Children also enjoy working in collage and many send him pictures they have made themselves, inspired by his illustrations. He receives hundreds of letters each week from his young admirers. The secret of Eric Carle's books' appeal lies in his intuitive understanding of and respect for children, who sense in him instinctively someone who shares their most cherished thoughts and emotions. Eric Carle has two grown-up children, a son and a daughter. With his wife Barbara, he lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.

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