Don't Worry, Little Crab

By Chris Haughton

From the multi award-winning picture book maker of A Bit Lost, Oh No, George!, Shh! We Have a Plan and Goodnight Everyone comes a bold new picture book about building up the courage to try something new.

In the rockpool above the sea, live two crabs: Big Crab and Little Crab. Today, they’re going for a dip in the sea. “This is going to be so great!” says Little Crab. But then Little Crab catches a first glimpse of the water... Oh. The waves! They're ENORMOUS. "JEEPERS!" Will Little Crab be brave enough to go in?

Categories: Picture Books

For readers aged: 2+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781406385519
  • Published: 01 Aug 2019
  • Price: £12.99
  • Size: 260 x 250 mm
  • Pages: 48

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Customer reviews


'It’s a gorgeous, wry and heart-warming “you-can-do-anything” picture book.' The Guardian

'Haughton uses a distinct and refined colour palette, against which the crabs’ large eyes pop in perpetual surprise. It is a visual treat that also doubles as an accessible parable about anxiety.' The Irish Times

'Haughton’s distinctive bold artwork offers a fresh, contemporary take on themes of independence and building courage' The Bookseller, Children’s Previews

'Magical underwater revelment with a sprinkle of seashore style.' The Booksniffer

'A charming tale for young children about being brave.' The Irish Independent, Children’s Books of the Year

'The mixed emotions of a little one experiencing a new situation are captured with warmth and humour and the explosion of colour underwater is a delight.' The Irish Independent, Top Picks from Elaina Ryan

'Featured in ‘The best books to read your children in 2020’' The Independent

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