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Crab Cake

Turning the Tide Together

Andrea Tsurumi

Hardcover

List Price: 17.99*
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Description

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?


Praise For Crab Cake: Turning the Tide Together

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

HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780544959002, 48pp.

Publication Date: February 5, 2019



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.