Sea Horse, run!

Sea Horse, run! with Award Sticker

Text & Art Copyright © 2011 by Tammy Carter Bronson

Every animal on the coral reef is frightened by the news: “A sea dragon is coming!” Even Shark, Eel, and Octopus flee, but Sea Horse’s best friend, Coral, is attached to the reef. Coral cannot leave, but she is not afraid for herself. She is worried about Sea Horse.

Coral chants, “Sea Horse, run! Sea Horse, run! Sea Horse, run!”

Brave Sea Horse stays behind to protect Coral from the monstrous beast, but when the dragon finally arrives, Sea Horse discovers that sea dragons aren’t so terrible after all. Intricate illustrations compliment fun facts about sea horses and their relatives: leafy, weedy, and ribboned sea dragons.


Purchase an autographed copy direct from the author at with a secure online shopping cart. Credit cards accepted through Paypal. Additional Sea Horse, run! merchandise available including puzzles!

Hardcover, $17.00, Publication Date:  June 1, 2011.
ISBN’s: 10 Digit 0-9678167-7-7 / 13 Digit 978-0-9678167-7-7

Softcover, $7.99, Publication Date: September 1, 2011.
ISBN’s: 10 Digit 0-9678167-8-5 / 13 Digit 978-0-9678167-8-4



Winner in the Picture Book category of the 2011 Next Generation Indie Book Awards (sponsored by Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group Read my blog post.

Finalist in the Picture Book (hardcover fiction) category of the USA “Best Books 2011” Awards (sponsored by USA Book News).

Second Place in the “Children – Early Reader (6 to 8)” category of the 2011 Reader Views Literary AwardsRead my blog post about the award.


PW (Publisher’s Weekly) Monday, July 11, 2011
“…a tender underwater story about valor, false perceptions, and belonging…”
(Read the full review at

Kirkus Reviews (May 2011)
“…the pictures are a delight; children will love looking at the vast array of beautifully detailed, softly colored sea creatures that are bestowed with endearingly expressive qualities…A beautiful book…”

Feathered Quill Book Reviews (Wednesday, May 11, 2011)
“An engaging, and educational, story about friendship and courage.”
-Ellen Feld (Read the full review at

ForeWord Reviews (Friday, March 25, 2011)
“SEA HORSE, RUN! is a delightful depiction of underwater life that will educate and bring joy to young readers…Children from three to eight will treasure this book–one to remember among favorites!”
-Mary Popham (Read the full review at

An Editor’s Choice Highlighted Title at… (Friday, February 4, 2011)
“The best children’s books entertain and inform, and Tammy Carter Bronson’s artwork and storytelling do just that, by bringing the coral reef vibrantly to life. Like divers exploring the reef, children will discover rare undersea creatures with magical properties, and learn how they interact and thrive. Written with a blend of mystery and whimsy, Bronson’s story of the brave little sea horse is both charming and educational.” 
-Jim Barnes, Editor,

Reader Views Kids (Friday, March 11, 2011)
“In ‘Sea Horse, Run!’ a shark, an eel, and an octopus are telling the sea horse that there is a sea dragon coming.  They tell the sea horse to run.  The sea horse doesn’t want to go because it says that it is protecting the coral.  The sea horse can camouflage itself by turning the same color as the coral, or when it is not by the coral, it is blue like the ocean. My favorite part of ‘Sea Horse, Run!’ is when the sea horse meets the sea dragon.  I liked the part at the end of the book where it shows the pictures of all of the animals of the Australian Coral Reef.  My favorite ones in that picture are the frog fish and the sea turtle.  I also like the map at the end that shows where coral reefs are.”
-Cayden Aures (age 6.5), Austin, TX; Reader Views Kids

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