Don’t Worry, Little Crab by Chris Haughton – Book Review

Don’t Worry, Little Crab by Chris Haughton – Book Review

Don't Worry Little Crab by Chris Haughton

Don’t Worry, Little Crab

Author – Chris Haughton
Publisher – Walker Books
Pages – 48
Released – 1st August 2019
ISBN-13 – 978-1406385519
Format – hardcover
Reviewer – Stacey
Rating – 4 Stars
I received a free copy of this book.
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In the rockpool above the sea, live two crabs: Big Crab and Little Crab. Today, they’re going for a dip in the sea. “This is going to be so great!” says Little Crab. But then Little Crab catches a first glimpse of the water… Oh. The waves! They’re ENORMOUS. “JEEPERS!” Will Little Crab be brave enough to go in?

Review 2017 Don't worry little crab

Little Crab and Very Big Crab live in a rock pool beside the sea. One day they decide to venture into the sea and Little Crab is excited until he sees how big the sea is and how huge the waves are.

Little Crab is scared but with help from Very Big Crab, they slowly edge closer and closer until they are eventually in the sea. But what will happen to them as a humongous wave is heading their way?

Don’t Worry, Little Crab is a lovely young children’s book about a little crab and a bigger crab. When Little Crab gets scared and worried Very Big Crab is there to help his friend and reassure him that everything will be okay and they can take it slowly.

The book will help children understand that sometimes things aren’t as scary as they first seem and that having someone there to help you overcome your fears always helps. I love the descriptive noise sounds as the crabs move and walk across rock and seaweed etc. I also love the illustrations as they bring the crabs and the sea to life.

This is an adorable children’s book. I can see this book being the perfect fit for an anxious child too or those who might be nervous about a new place or adventure. It would also work wonderful as a class read as I can the little children being mesmerised by the story and delighted by the images.

Book Reviewer – Stacey

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About the Author

Chris Haughton is an Irish illustrator and author living in London. He was listed in Time magazine’s ‘DESIGN 100’ for the work he has been doing for fair trade clothing company People Tree.

His debut book ‘A Bit Lost’ was first published in English in September 2010. It has been translated into 15 languages and won 9 awards in 7 countries including the Dutch Picturebook of the Year.

‘Oh No George’ came out in March 2012 and has been nominated for 6 awards in 4 countries including the Roald Dahl Funny award.

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