The book we read tonight was from our Scholastic collection: Clumsy Crab. Clumsy Crab is both written and illustrated by Ruth Galloway. First of all the illustrations are fabulous. They’re full of bright vibrant colors that make you feel like you’re in the tropics. I can almost hear the sound of Reggae music coming from the pages. Illustrations aside, it’s the message of the story that really makes me like this book. Poor clumsy crab is just, well, clumsy. He can’t seem to get out of the way of his big claws. He’s different from his friends and he’s not feeling too good about it. When one of his friends gets himself into trouble only clumsy crab can rescue him using his clumsy claws. It’s a feel good story that focuses on self-esteem and seeing the positive in things. We love it!
The Bookshelf – Clumsy Crab