You're a crab! : a moody day book (#0556TU5)

by Whitehead, Jenny

4 reviews & awards | 4 full-text reviews

Hardcover Henry Holt and Company, 2015
Price: USD 15.77
Description: 32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Dewey: -E-; Audience: Lower Elementary; Reading Level: 3.1
From the publisher: Grades Pre-K/K-2; Ages 4-7
From Kirkus: Ages 3-6; PW: Ages 4-7; SLJ: PreS-Gr 1; read the full-text reviews


From Follett

"Christy Ottaviano books." A little crab is in a bad mood, but his mother assures him that everyone feels a bit crabby at times, and that when his mood changes they will have all sorts of fun.

From the Publisher

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

Product Details
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
  • Publication Date: June 2, 2015
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Edition: First edition--2015.
  • Dewey: -E-
  • Classifications: Fiction, Easy
  • Description: 32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
  • ISBN-10: 0-8050-9361-3
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8050-9361-2
  • LCCN: 2014-031096
  • Follett Number: 0556TU5
  • Reading Level: 3.1
  • Audience: Lower Elementary
  • Grades: Pre-K/K-2
  • Ages: 4-7
  • Kirkus: Ages 3-6
  • Publishers Weekly: Ages 4-7
  • School Library Journal: PreS-Gr 1

Reviews & Awards
  • Horn Book Guide, 10/01/15
  • Kirkus Reviews, 03/15/15
  • Publishers Weekly, 06/01/15
  • School Library Journal, 06/01/15

Full-Text Reviews
Horn Book Guide (Fall 2015)
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.

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