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Crabbing is a story about young boys learning from their grandfather about the coastal tradition of catching crabs during an eventful day on a saltwater creek. Tilda Balsley's realistic yet poetic depictions coupled with Monica Wyrick's beautiful watercolor illustrations provide a glimpse into the diversity of life along the backwaters of the lowcountry. Crabbing is an intriguing "how-to" for children and evokes nostalgic reminders for readersof any age who have enjoyed the challenge of catching blue crabs.Following the story, additional material providesparents and teachers with educational information about blue crabs as well as other lowcountry wildlife including pelicans, cordgrass, dolphins, grasshoppers, and Spanish moss and about habitat protection. To round out the blue crab experience, a delicious crab cake recipe, simple enough for children to make, is included as well.
Number of Pages: 1
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Animals / Marine Life
Series Title: Young Palmetto Books
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Pr
Age Range: 4-8 years
Author: Tilda Balsley
Street Date: May 24, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-17-9527
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