The Book That Made Me: Philip Reeve 16/10/19
Seahorse: The Shyest Fish in the Sea
Publisher: Walker Books
Seahorses are one of the most fascinating and ancient creatures that inhabit the oceans and this book explores their life-cycle and habits in some detail.
Concise and clear text is complemented by explanatory illustrations in suitably atmospheric sea tones, as the feeding and mating habits of these remarkable creatures are described.
We learn how the seahorse propels himself through the water, how he uses camouflage to avoid predators and how, unusually, the male is responsible for incubating eggs and giving birth to the young.
This is a well presented and well thought out non-fiction contribution to any school or home library, offering enough scientific fact to be educational and enough detail to really interest young children.