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.
This is a stunning new picture book from Eric Carle about Mister Seahorse and other 'male mothers', with special acetate pages that hide fish behind rocks and reeds. As he floats through the sea, Mister Seahorse meets a Mr Stickleback, Mr Tilapia, Mr Kurtus and many other fish fathers caring for their eggs and babies in the most surprising ways.
Paperback, 40 pages