Little Crab and Very Big Crab live in a tiny rock pool near the sea. Today they’re going for a dip in the big ocean. “This is going to be so great,” says Little Crab, splish-splashing and squelch-squelching along, all the way to the very edge. Then comes a first glance down at the waves. WHOOSH! Maybe it’s better if they don’t go in?
This vibrant story about mustering the courage to try something new will speak to any reader who's been intimidated by a big step! With artwork full of bold shapes, bright colors, and his trademark visual humor, Chris Haughton, the award-winning creator of Shh! We Have a Plan, shows that sometimes a gentle “don’t worry, I’m here” can keep tentative little crabs sidestepping ahead — and help them discover the brilliant worlds that await when they take the plunge.
"Haughton’s white spray and oncoming waves are startlingly real, and the tense sequence makes it easy to feel for Little Crab. But Very Big Crab is full of encouragement: 'Let’s just go a little bit farther... I think you’ll like it.' Little Crab’s eyes grow huge with fear, but when an enormous wave comes, the two duck underneath it and, in a series of vibrantly colored spreads, Little Crab discovers the prism of riches that lie waiting beyond the terror of the unknown. Haughton uses his substantial gifts to confront the challenge of a new experience — and its rewards." — Publishers Weekly
|Recommended Age||3 - 7|
|Publication Date||Apr 7, 2020|