Most of Carle's books employ some sort of gizmo or gadget--and this one is no exception. Here, for a splendid lesson in camouflage, colorful acetate sheets mask marine life that is revealed as the child turns the page. Children may take comfort in the devotion of these undersea fathers...except perhaps at the very end when the father seahorse says to a freshly hatched sea-pony who wants back in the pouch: "I do love you, but now you are ready to be on your own." (Preschool) --Karin Snelson
I wanted this for a single dad with sole custody, because it's about species whose male takes care of the eggs/babies. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Emily
great book!!! bought as a gift for christmas and he loved it!!!Published 1 month ago by Joanne Payne
I bought this book for my niece and the illustrations are beautiful. I'm a fan of Eric Carle's children books since I was a child so it's nice to pass along the same books I used... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Lucky7
Illustrations are great but the story line is a bit complicated and long for my 20 month old.
We will hold on to it for later reading. Read more
Really great book – fun to read – great colors – and I love the translucent pages that hide some of the fish – really cute – my daughter loves it!Published 4 months ago by ALEXANDRA
it's a neat idea- several pages are see-through and there are fish and such "hiding" behind the semi-transparent seaweed, but the story is really boring, and while I love... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Christine
Really boring for me and my kids.
The Very hungry caterpillar and the Very quiet cricket are both good.not this one
Poor, poor story line. As a fan of most Carle books, I am disappointed. The graphics and book design is great, too bad the story has no flow, and the transitions between pages is... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Catalina