Does a Fiddler Crab Fiddle? (Hardcover)

By Corinne Demas, Artemis Roehrig, John Sandford (Illustrator)

Persnickety Press, 9781943978038, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 13, 2016

List Price: 15.95*
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Description

Does A Fiddler Crab Fiddle? No But fiddler crabs sure do some amazing things

Starting with silly questions like the title, and moving on through increasingly-unlikely questions such as "do fiddler crabs ride a skateboard?" and "do fiddler crabs eat pizza?" children discover what fiddler crabs do. They don't need a skateboard--they can move sideways so shore birds can't catch them. They may not enjoy pizza, but they gobble up saltmarsh muck.

Using this question-and-answer format engages children immediately, and discovering just what fiddler crabs actually do satisfies their curiosity. This is the best kind of nonfiction--engaging, fun, and filled with the kinds of details that kids love.

Co-authored by award-winning writer Corinne Demas and her science-savvy daughter, Artemis Roehrig, and illustrated by John Sandford, Does A Fiddler Crab Fiddle? will have everyone claw clapping loudly for fiddler crabs

With its author's note providing more information, Does A Fiddler Crab Fiddle? is an outstanding nonfiction picture book for children ages 4-8.


About the Author

Corinne Demas is the award-winning author of thirty-two books for kids and adults, including the picture books The Disappearing Island, Saying Goodbye to Lulu, The Littlest Matryoshka, and the YA novel, Returning to Shore. She is a professor at Mount Holyoke College and lives in Western Massachusetts and on Cape Cod, both great places for insect-watching. Corinne has a dog and two donkeys. Visit her website: www.corinnedemas.com.Artemis Roehrig received her master's degree from the Organismic and Evolutionary Biology program at the University of Massachusetts, where she continues to work with invasive insects. Artemis lives in Western Massachusetts and loves to explore nature with her two children. Visit her website: www.artemisroehrig.com.Ellen Shi was raised in the suburbs of New Jersey. From a young age, she was often found with her nose in-between pages of a book and spent many weekends at the library. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design majoring in Illustration. Ellen loves color, simple shapes and texture. She is also an avid fan of nature, film, and books. Ellen is also the illustrator of the Little Frog and the Four Seasons series for Persnickety Press. Her website is: www.ellenshi.com.