Does A Fiddler Crab Fiddle? No But fiddler crabs sure do some amazing things
Starting with silly questions like the title, and moving on through increasingly-unlikely questions such as "do fiddler crabs ride a skateboard?" and "do fiddler crabs eat pizza?" children discover what fiddler crabs do. They don't need a skateboard--they can move sideways so shore birds can't catch them. They may not enjoy pizza, but they gobble up saltmarsh muck.
Using this question-and-answer format engages children immediately, and discovering just what fiddler crabs actually do satisfies their curiosity. This is the best kind of nonfiction--engaging, fun, and filled with the kinds of details that kids love.
Co-authored by award-winning writer Corinne Demas and her science-savvy daughter, Artemis Roehrig, and illustrated by John Sandford, Does A Fiddler Crab Fiddle? will have everyone claw clapping loudly for fiddler crabs
Does A Fiddler Crab Fiddle? is an outstanding nonfiction picture book for children ages 4-8.
About the Author
Corinne Demas is the award-winning author of thirty-two books for kids and adults, including the picture books The Disappearing Island, Saying Goodbye to Lulu, The Littlest Matryoshka, and the YA novel, Returning to Shore. She is a professor at Mount Holyoke College and lives in Western Massachusetts and on Cape Cod, both great places for insect-watching. Corinne has a dog and two donkeys. Visit her website: www.corinnedemas.com.Artemis Roehrig received her master's degree from the Organismic and Evolutionary Biology program at the University of Massachusetts, where she continues to work with invasive insects. Artemis lives in Western Massachusetts and loves to explore nature with her two children. Visit her website: www.artemisroehrig.com.John Sandford has illustrated more than 60 books for children, including Eve Bunting's Moonstick--Seasons of the Sioux, and the Parents' Choice Gold Award book, The Terrible Hodag and the Animal Catchers by Caroline Arnold. To bring words to life, John uses different approaches for each story to evoke mood, place, and the personality of characters. John and his wife Frances live in Chicago, where is senior art director for children's publisher Cricket Media. While fiddler crabs are not native to Chicago, John notes that the crab spirit pervades the Brown Line elevated train every morning. For more information, go to www.sandfordarchive.com