Discover the secrets of the endangered sea horse - one of nature's most mysterious fish - through Chris Butterworth's clear, engaging text and the intricate engravings of award-winning illustrator John Lawrence.
Dive into the warm ocean and swim around amid the coral and waving sea grass. Do you see an eye like a small black bead peering out at you? Linger for a while and discover the secrets of the sea horse - one of the shyest fish in the sea. With a head like a horse, a tail like a monkey, and a pouch like a kangaroo, the sea horse acts like a chameleon, changing color to ward off danger or to show that he and his mate are a lifelong pair. Watch their fascinating mating dance, as the two of them twine their tails together and twirl, before she places her eggs in his pouch to be born. Could there be a more intriguing creature of the sea?
About the Author
Martin Waddell is the author of more than one hundred books for children, including HI, HARRY! and the Little Bear books, illustrated by Barbara Firth; FARMER DUCK, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury; and A KITTEN CALLED MOONLIGHT, illustrated by Christian Birmingham. Of the inspiration for TINY'S BIG ADVENTURE, he says, "I saw a rusty old tractor nestled in high grass on a farm. It looked like an exciting thing to play with, but who would play there? The idea of a small field mouse, who had never been to the field, came to me -- and Tiny was born." Martin Waddell lives in Northern Ireland.
John Lawrence is the illustrator of many books for children, including THIS LITTLE CHICK, which he also wrote; THE MYSTERIES OF ZIGOMAR by Allan Ahlberg; and A YEAR AND A DAY by William Mayne. His signature wood engravings also grace the pages of many classic novels and anthologies. Of TINY'S BIG ADVENTURE, he says, "I've enjoyed going on this outing with Tiny Mouse and his big sister. I hope, perhaps, they might ask me again some time." He lives in Cambridge, England.