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
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 1 month 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 1 month 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 2 months ago by Catalina
Cute book, love the emphasis of fathers in the story. Bought it for my son at 12 months, and he likes flipping through but there can be a lot of words for one set of pages and he... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Marita
Gave this as a present to my great-niece. She loved it and so do I. Pictures are bright and interesting.Published 3 months ago by Madeline Binder
I work in a daycare and my friend, who's the pre-K teacher, recommended this book to me. It's one of the few Eric Carle books I didn't have. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Another great Eric Carle book! It is all about the dads this timePublished 3 months ago by Mom of Tangled fan