kirstennnnnn (kirstennnnnn) wrote in 50bookchallenge,

Sign of the Seahorse by Graeme Base

book 206:  The Sign of the Seahorse by Graeme Base

This is a magical underwater adventure/crime story about a greedy grouper taking advantage of an ecological disaster caused by greedy humans to extort the denizens of a dying reef system.  The long-format poetry (in several acts) is clever, and the artwork is rich and captivating.  Plus, as in The Eleventh Hour there is a puzzle in each illustration, in this case in the form of the hidden image of "the sign of the seahorse" and one or two "largely unnoticed shrimp".  I think I found them all, but it was not easy!  o_O
Tags: adventure, animals, kidlit, nature

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