Don’t Worry, Little Crab
(Walker Books)– hardback
‘WHOOSH!‘ The waves get bigger and bigger. Little Crab is having second thoughts, ‘I don’t think I like the sea‘. Very Big Crab reassures, ‘Don’t Worry, Little Crab’. They take one step, then another along the rocks, edging closer and closer into the waves. Little Crab feels the water. Little Crab watches the waves grow, edging closer, until….
Award-winning picture book maker Chris Haughton builds suspense perfectly. The text is sparse and repetitive, yet the tension in his words and through his empathetic lithograph pictures is tangible. What will happen? Will Little Crab enter the water? What will happen at that point, for this is a Little Crab and the ocean is huge. Will Very Big Crab prove loyal? What might they discover?
Chris Haughton’s Shh! We Have a Plan is amongst this indie bookseller’s favourite picture books. We are overjoyed to welcome another of his picture books aboard. ‘Don’t Worry, Little Crab‘ is an assured, encouraging title to add to our wagon and your bookshelf.