'Bath publishers have - rightly - elevated children's illustration to a form of high art, and this is a fine example of a book so mouth-wateringly illustrated your instincts will want to protect it from grubby mitts with shrink wrap. Using fabrics, sequins, buttons, beads and assorted bric-a-bric, ex-BBC artist Clare Beaton has created eye-catchingly fishy collages for this simply rhyming story of an elusive seahorse, with clownfish, octopi and a mermaid, plus a brilliant factual section on coral reefs and their creatures.' --Venue
'This rhyming, hide-and-seek adventure explores the enchanting world of the coral reef. Following an elusive seahorse as he swims through different watery environments, the book introduces children to wonderful sea creatures.' --Junior Education
'Explore the underwater world of the coral reef in this rhyming, hide and seek adventure. Follow the elusive seahorse through the different watery environments meeting a variety of sea life from anemones to swordfish as he swims. Illustrated using handcrafted felt, sequins and buttons and with five pages of educational information, this enchanting book is ideal for children with a fascination for the mysterious environment that exists under the sea. Hunt the seahorse on every page to encourage interaction with the text and pictures.' --We Are Family
About the Author
On good days, Stella Blackstone lives east of the sun and west of the moon. On less good days, she lives at the bottom of a well. She finds ideas in all of these places and turns them into songs, poems and rhymes. She has read and written poetry for as long as she can remember, and her favourite books include Louis Untermeyer?s A Child's Treasury of Poetry, which was a constant companion throughout her childhood, Paolo Coelho's The Alchemist, everything by T.S. Eliot, and William Buck's translation of The Ramayana. She lives in southwest England, and enjoys walking and working in her garden as well as doing nothing whenever she has the chance Clare Beaton worked at the BBC for eight years, illustrating on many children's television programmes. She is now highly sought-after creator of handcrafted children's picture books. Clare has had nearly fifty books published, including One Moose, Twenty Mice (Barefoot Books, 1998) and Mother Goose Remembers (Barefoot Books, 2000), both of which have attracted considerable praise.