Don’t be shellfish, share these ocean tales with your favorite little guppy!


This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen
A tiny minnow wearing a pale blue bowler hat has a thing or two up his fins in this underwater light-on-dark chase scene.

I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean by Kevin Sherry
A giant squid brags about being bigger than everything else in the ocean–almost.

Tickly Octopus by Ruth Galloway
Octopus enjoys tickling other creatures, although most of them want him to stop, but one day his tickling causes big trouble and while he is trying to set things right, he discovers that he is good at doing other things, as well.

Birthday Fish by Dan Yaccarino
Cynthia has always wanted a pony for her birthday, but when she blows out the candles on her cake this year, she gets a surprise.

Mister Seahorse by Eric Carle
After Mrs. Seahorse lays her eggs on Mr. Seahorse’s belly, he drifts through the water, greeting other fish fathers who are taking care of their eggs.

After enjoying these stories, dry yourself off and make sure there isn’t any sand in your hair, then make your own adorable seahorse inspired by Eric Carle’s Mister Seahorse.  Template courtesy of Making Learning Fun!




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