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You're a Crab!

You're a Crab!

A Moody Day Book

Written and illustrated by Jenny Whitehead

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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Some days, it's easy to feel friendly or funny or silly. But other days, it's easier to feel mad or mean or snappy—in other words, to be a crab.

In this accessible introduction to moods and feelings, children will meet an underwater world full of friendly creatures, including a little crab whose changing moods show that it's okay to have days when you're feeling a little bit under the weather. Things will turn around soon enough!

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YOU'RE A CRAB by Jenny Whitehead

Some days, it's easy to feel friendly or funny or silly. But other days, it's easier to feel mad or mean or snappy--in other words, to be a crab. In this accessible introduction to moods and feelings, children will meet an underwater world full of friendly creatures, including a little crab whose changing moods show that it's okay to have days when you're feeling a little bit under the weather. Things will turn around soon enough!

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Praise for You're a Crab!

“This simple picture book will reassure young children that even if they feel crabby one day, the very next day they can be happy and silly again. A fun addition for collections seeking more whimsical, and less academic, picture books about emotions.” —School Library Journal

“Whitehead delves deep into a tissue-paper-swirled ocean to find all kinds of creatures and the many emotions they may be feeling . . .any opportunity to help children understand emotions is never a misstep.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Swirling illustrations that mix paint, tissue paper, and digital elements create a prevailing sunny mood-one that might persuade a few "mopey manatees" to change their tune” —Publishers Weekly

“Here's a poetic way to learn punctuation--14 rhyming poems, with illustrated examples of hyphens, colons and other acrobatic punctuation at work. It's playfully instructive.” —USA Today on Punctuation Celebration

“Teachers presenting punctuation will be glad to have such a lighthearted interpretation of the topic to share with their classes.” —Booklist on Punctuation Celebration

“Silliness abounds . . . A fresh collection children will enjoy reading to themselves and out loud to groans and giggles from their friends.” —Booklist on Lunch Box Mail

“Move over Shel Silverstein and Jack Prelutsky–there's a new comic poetry writer on the block.” —School Library Journal on Holiday Stew

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About the author

Written and illustrated by Jenny Whitehead

Jenny Whitehead is the author-illustrator of Holiday Stew: A Kid's Portion of Holiday and Seasonal Poems and Lunch Box Mail and Other Poems, and the illustrator of Punctuation Celebration. She lives in Kansas City, Missouri.

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