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!
In this tickle-your-child-out-of-a-bad-mood book, wide-eyed tissue-paper-and-paint sea creatures embody and validate the child's bad mood ("a shark that wants to CHOMP on something squishy" snaps at a box of taffy) and provide cues for the adult reader who will help the child cheer up ("Today I'm a frog that goes kissy-kissy-kissy!"). Alliterative phrases ("tap-tap-toss") add read-aloud appeal.