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Kirkus Best Book / Publishers Weekly Best Book
★ "Readers come away with the idea that nourishing and supporting one another is the only way to change the world."–Kirkus, STARRED review
★ " [A] wholly original and moving affirmation of one crab’s power to bring a community together."–Publishers Weekly, STARRED review
Crab follows his heart in the wake of a disaster and discovers that everyone’ talents have value when applied with generosity. Feed your craving for a hilarious, heart-warming story with Crab Cake. Humorous, intricate illustrations are perfect to engage readers aged 3-7 while teaching gentle lessons of civic engagement and rallying together as a community.
Under the sea, fish do what fish do: Seahorse hides, Pufferfish puffs up, Parrotfish crunches coral, and Crab . . . bakes cakes?
Scallop swims, Dolphin blows bubbles, and . . . Crab bakes cakes.
And so life goes on, until one night when everything changes with a splash!
In the face of total disaster, can Crab's small, brave act help the community come together and carry on?
About the Author
Andrea Tsurumi is the author of the acclaimed Accident!. An illustrator and cartoonist born and raised in New York, Andrea has a passion for history, an MFA from the School of Visual Arts, and a Society of Illustrators Silver Medal. She now lives and draws in Philadelphia alongside her husband and their dog, Spatula. Visit her at andreatsurumi.com, on Twitter @AndreaTsurumi, and on Instagram @atsurumi.
A Best Book of 2019 from: Kirkus * Publishers Weekly * New York Public Library
"The eco-friendly lesson goes down easy."--New York Times Book Review
★ "Readers come away with the idea that nourishing and supporting one another is the only way to change the world. A kid-friendly yet profound confection."–Kirkus, STARRED review
★ "Fans of Accident! will be happy that Tsurumi’s mastery of detail, humor, and clear-eyed empathy continues in this wholly original and moving affirmation of one crab’s power to bring a community together."–Publishers Weekly, STARRED review
"While entertaining, as evidenced by the playful title which recalls appetizers at a seafood restaurant, it is withserious intent and empathy that these comical comics (graphite on vellum with digital coloring) successfully communicate a theme of community and environmentalism."–Booklist
"A sweet and hopeful tale—highly recommended for one-on-one and small group sharing."–School Library Journal