I Am a Sea Horse: The Life of a Dwarf Sea Horse

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I live above the coral reef and can change my color to match it. Come and ride the waves with me. I am a dwarf seahorse, and I love to take it easy.
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I live above the coral reef and can change my color to match it. Come and ride the waves with me. I am a dwarf seahorse, and I love to take it easy.
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Children's Literature - Judy Crowder
Sometimes the most amazing ocean dwellers are not the big ones like whales, dolphins, or sharks. Rather, the downright tiny critters who quietly hide amidst the seaweed are the ones to attract a child's attention at an aquarium visit. Such is the case of the dwarf seahorse. This book, part of the "I Live in the Ocean" series, satisfies a young reader's curiosity as to what it is like to be such a small fish in a huge ocean. The book's format includes clear, colorful, close-up illustrations and first person narrative as well as details about such subjects as mating behavior, reproduction, avoiding predators, hunting prey, physiology, and survival in the sea horse's big world. The book can be read aloud to a classroom or single student using the narrative, then studied using the details near the bottoms of the pages. The book includes a body chart, glossary, list of "fun facts," bibliography, age-appropriate web site and an index. Reviewer: Judy Crowder
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When Trisha Speed Shaskan was a girl, she wanted to become a superhero. Her mother gave her a Wonder Woman costume. Her dad crafted her a tiara and bracelets out of metal to match. Trisha imagined she could fight evil, fly an invisible airplane, and get anyone to tell the truth. While she didn’t grow up to be Wonder Woman, she still uses her imagination to write stories and to teach creative writing.
Trisha has taught creative writing to children and adults for thirteen years. She has published 26 books for children, and more are forthcoming. She has an MFA in creative writing from Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Trisha currently lives in Minneapolis with her husband, Stephen, and their cat, Eartha, named after Eartha Kitt, famous for her role as Catwoman.

Todd Ouren has been a professional artist for over 20 years. Todd has illustrated and designed numerous award-winning books and greeting cards. Raised near Fergus Falls, Minnesota, Todd now lives in Mankato, Minnesota with his wife and three boys. In our spare time we enjoy watching our kids play sports, traveling, hiking, kayaking and spending time at the lake. Todd Ouren is a published author and an illustrator of children's books.

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