Library Intern Book Reviews

Publisher

Candlewick Press

City

Somerville, MA

Date of Publication

2020

ISBN

9781536211191

Date of Review

2021

Disciplines

Children's and Young Adult Literature | Library and Information Science | Modern Literature

Keywords

Children's literature, reviews

Review

Don’t Worry, Little Crab is a sweet tale of a small crab who is so excited to see the ocean! But…when he sees it, he’s not so sure he wants to go any further. The ocean is scary! Luckily, with the help of Very Big Crab, he overcomes his fears and makes his way into the ocean. Once Little Crab gets to the ocean, he realizes that he loves the ocean!! Even though he must go back home eventually, Very Big Crab promises that they will go back soon. Don’t Worry Little Crab is a great book for teaching children how to overcome their fears. Like Little Crab, oftentimes children are afraid of trying something new, but with a little bit of coaxing, they can overcome their fears, make new friends, and thrive in a new environment. A book such as this may be paramount in helping a child with anxiety about school overcome that anxiety and adjust to their new surroundings. It may also help a child who does not want to try a new food, but when they do, they realize they love it! Little or big, these situations pop up in the lives of children more than we realize. Having a book about a small crab overcoming a big fear might just be what a child needs. Recommended. Katie Gosman, Centennial Library Intern, Cedarville University.

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