Crabby Crab

by Chris Raschka

A grumpy crab is unhappy with his crustacean appendages. He’d happily give... read more

A grumpy crab is unhappy with his crustacean appendages. He’d happily give up his “two powerful claws” for “fingers instead.” Although the narrator compliments his “eight beautiful legs,” Crabby Crab finds them “ridiculous.” And, try as he might to “walk straight ahead,” Crabby Crab “only walks sideways.” Though Crabby Crab can’t change his outside, the narrator affirms that Crabby Crab doesn’t need to change anything about himself. He is loved — grumpiness included — just as he is. A single colorful and surprisingly expressive crab accompanies the text on opposing pages. This toddler-sized book can be read as a fun, humorous story about a grumpy crab, or as a simple introduction to accepting oneself and one’s differences. (Ages 1–3)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2015

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