Judith Jango-Cohen is a former science teacher who is now a full-time writer. With her family, she travels to many national parks and aquariums to gather information for her writings on wildlife. She lives in Boston.
Gr 1-3-A simple introduction to an engaging, unusual fish. The easy-to-read text includes facts about the creatures' behavior, habitats, and physical characteristics. The male's egg pouch and his production of live young are described, but no mention is made of the female's placing of the eggs in the pouch during mating. Numerous full-color photos capture the eye. A range map for North America and part of Mexico and a diagram of the external parts of a male sea horse complete the package. This book is somewhat simpler than Elaine Landau's Sea Horses (Children's, 1999) and Rebecca Stefoff's Sea Horse (Benchmark, 1996), but is geared to the same audience.-Patricia Manning, formerly at Eastchester Public Library, NY Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.