Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

Papa Seahorse's Search

Papa Seahorse's Search

Anita Bijsterbosch
Novelty Book
For ages 3 to 5
Clavis, 2016   ISBN: 978-1605372112

Papa seahorse has ten little babies that he has to look after, and keep track of. Nine of the babies are nearby, clinging to sea grass with the little tails, but one of the babies is missing and Papa Seahorse needs us to help him find the missing baby.

Papa Whale suggests that Papa seahorse look behind a rock. With our help Papa Seahorse looks there and he does indeed find a baby, but it is not his baby. It is Papa Whale’s child.

Papa Pufferfish suggest that Papa Seahorse should look behind a friendly looking sea snail. Papa Seahorse does what the pufferfish suggests, and he finds two baby pufferfish, one of which is almost floating upside down!

Papa Sea Turtle is convinced that the missing baby seahorse is inside a shell, and so Papa Seahorse looks inside the big yellow shell and he discovers that three little sea turtles are hiding in there.

Young children are going to enjoy this counting adventure. With an engaging narrative, colorful artwork, and flaps to lift on every page, this is a book that will entertain again and again, and the surprising ending is sure to bring a smile to little faces.