Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group


Jennifer Keats Curtis, illustrations by Chad Wallace

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)



One day, a baby seahorse is born, turning and tumbling as he floats through ocean currents alongside his three hundred brothers and sisters.

Like a tiny, mythical dragon, the seahorse is a fascinating creature: he changes color to fit in with the surroundings of his spectacular coral reef and sea grass surroundings; his lizard-like eyes can look in two directions at once; and when he has grown, he—not the female—will give birth to the next batch of whirling seahorses.

Jennifer Keats Curtis's evocative language and Chad Wallace's shimmering illustrations tell the story of the seahorse's amazing life beneath the waves.

NSTA-CBC Outstanding Science Trade, National Science Teacher's Association-CBC, Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children


Praise for Seahorses

“the illustrations' soft edges, gentle colors, and filtered light give the digital illustrations a certain visual charm beyond their value in providing information.” —Booklist

“lovely…Find a spot for this one.” —School Library Journal

“[a] fundamental introduction to a fish that captures the attention, imagination and heart.” —Kirkus

“From a polar bear in the Arctic to a butterfly on a Californian prairie, this handsome picture book shows the threat of global warming, one creature at a time.” —Booklist on Earth: Feeling the Heat

“A heartfelt and eye-catching appeal to sympathy.” —Kirkus Reviews on Earth: Feeling the Heat

In the Press

Read the Kirkus Review of SEAHORSES . A lovely, gentle examination of this most charming and fascinating of sea creatures. - Kirkus Reviews

Digital images combine naturalistic elements with dramatic luminescence in this story that follows a male seahorse through its life cycle. After detailing the seahorse's growth, traits, and diet, Curt - Publishers Weekly

Reviews from Goodreads

About the author

Jennifer Keats Curtis, illustrations by Chad Wallace

Jennifer Keats Curtis is the author of Saving Squeak: The Otter Tale, Baby Owl's Rescue, Osprey Adventure, and Turtles in My Sandbox. A longtime journalist, Jennifer currently serves as editor-at-large for Maryland Life magazine. She resides with her family in the Annapolis area.

Chad Wallace is an award-winning artist and the illustrator of Earth: Feeling the Heat. He spends a great deal of time outdoors and draws inspiration from the natural world. He lives in Amawalk, New York.

Jennifer Keats Curtis

Chad Wallace

From the Publisher

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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