Seahorses by Jennifer Keats Curtis

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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; and when he has grown, he—not the female—will give birth to the next batch of whirling seahorses.

Jennifer Keats Curtis’s evocative language and Chad Wallace’s shimmering illustrations tell the story of the seahorse’s amazing life beneath the waves.


About Jennifer Keats Curtis

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Jennifer Keats Curtis is the author of several books including Saving Squeak: The Otter Tale. She currently serves as editor-at-large for Maryland Life magazine. She lives near Annapolis.jennniferkeatscurtis.comChad Wallace also illustrated Earth: Feeling the Heat, which Kirkus Reviews called "heartfelt and eye-catching." He lives in Amawalk, New
Published September 18, 2012 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR). 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Education & Reference.

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Young readers will be captivated to learn that seahorses, like chameleons, change color to match their environment and that males carry their mate’s eggs and, amazingly, give birth to live young.

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