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

'Featured in The Mail on Sunday’s ‘What to read, watch and do’.' The Mail on Sunday

'Featured in The Irish Times after winning the IBW Picture Book Award.' The Irish Times

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