Sea Horse

The Shyest Fish in the Sea

By Chris Butterworth; John Lawrence (Illustrator)
(Candlewick Press (MA), Paperback, 9780763641405, 26pp.)

Publication Date: March 2009

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Description
"Stunning pictures and engaging words. . . . An accomplished entree
to early science topics." -- Booklist (starred review)
Dive into the warm ocean and swim around amid the coral and waving sea grass. Do you see an eye like a small black bead peering out at you? Linger for a while and discover the secrets of the sea horse - one of the shyest fish in the sea. With a head like a horse, a tail like a monkey, and a pouch like a kangaroo, the sea horse acts like a chameleon, changing color to ward off danger or to show that he and his mate are a lifelong pair. Watch their fascinating mating dance, as the two of them twine their tails together and twirl, before she places her eggs in his pouch to be born. Could there be a more intriguing creature of the sea?



About the Author


John H. Lawrence is currently Director of Museum Programs at The Historic New Orleans Collection, a museum and research center, where he previously held the position Curator of Photographs. Lawrence writes, lectures, and teaches on subjects pertaining to historic and contemporary photographic practice. He lives and works in New Orleans, the city of his birth.
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