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Title:
Hello, Crabby!
ISBN:
9781338281514

9781338281507

9780876174937

9781725418394
Edition:
First edition.
Publication:
New York, NY : Acorn/Scholastic Inc., 2019.
Physical Description:
44 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm
General Note:
"Acorn: illustrated early readers that plant a love of reading!"--Back cover.
Summary:
"Crabby is not a happy crab, in fact Crabby is quite crabby, so pushy Plankton, who is always trying to cheer up fellow marine creatures, bakes Crabby a cake--but will Crabby finally smile?"-- (Source of summary not specified)
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader LG 1.8 0.5 Quiz No. 501355 EN Fiction
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Summary

Summary

Check out this hilarious early reader series from Geisel Award Honoree Jonathan Fenske!

Pick a book. Grow a Reader!

This series is part of Scholastic's early reader line, Acorn, aimed at children who are learning to read. With easy-to-read text, a short-story format, plenty of humor, and full-color artwork on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and fluency. Acorn books plant a love of reading and help readers grow!

Crabby is NOT happy. Sun is in Crabby's eyes. Salt is in Crabby's teeth. Sand is in Crabby's shell. Plankton tries again and again to cheer Crabby up -- with laugh-out-loud results! Will Crabby ever crack a smile? Or will Crabby always be crabby? With comic speech bubbles and full-color artwork throughout, Geisel Award Honoree Jonathan Fenske's early reader series is sure to be a hit with new readers!


Author Notes

Jonathan Fenske is the author and illustrator of the leveled readers Woodward and McTwee , Love Is in the Air , Guppy Up! , and A Pig, a Fox, and a Box , which was a 2016 Geisel Honor book. He is also the author of two picture books, Barnacle Is Bored and its follow-up, Plankton Is Pushy . Jonathan lives in South Carolina with his family.


Reviews 1

Kirkus Review

Four linked vignettes featuring characters introduced in Fenske's picture books (Plankton Is Pushy, 2017, etc.) use the same words over and over while providing context for vocabulary new to beginning readers.Crabby lives up to their namethey're crabby. The sun's in their eyes, salt's in their teeth, sand's in their shelljust another day at the beach. They're looking for excitement but are too self-absorbed to understand "boring Barnacle's" warning, "Wave!" In the second chapter, "pushy Plankton" tries to get Crabby to see the bright side of life at the beach, but Crabby insists, "Crabs are crabby. It is what we do." In Chapter 3, "The Joke," Crabby refuses to be amused. Finally, in Chapter 4, Plankton almost gets Crabby to smile by baking them a five-layer chocolate cake. Even then, though, Crabby says, "I prefer lemon" and observes, "It is a little dry." Crabby's persistent grumpiness and the patient plankton's exasperation are shown clearly in their expressive eyes and mouths as well as their dialogue. Pages broken into colorful panels and color-coded speech bubbles help beginning readers focus on the words. Flat, two-dimensional cartoon drawings and a smaller-than-usual trim are designed to help new readers make the transition to chapter books with denser text and fewer pictures. Instructions on drawing Crabby and a story prompt close the book.So silly it's unlikely to make new readers crabby. (Early reader. 4-6) Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.