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Crab, Dab & Blenny
Crab, Dab & Blenny is a fun, rhyming picture book about the serious theme of plastics in the ocean.
Fish friends Dab and Blenny are upset by the plastic that washes into their lovely rockpool home. Crab, on the other hand, just LOVES the shiny bright colour… But when Blenny gets caught in plastic twine, Crab finally understands the danger of plastics in the ocean.
Crab, Dab & Blenny is a book that celebrates friendship and the vast variety of life that exists in a quiet rockpool. Perfect for early readers or as a bedtime story for four- to eight-year-olds.
Author Bio – Peta writes and illustrates her funny picture books on the Isle of Wight, where she lives with her husband, daughter, and hairy jack russell, Archie. In normal times, Peta loves going into schools to share her books and inspire children in their writing and art. She has appeared at a number of festivals and other events, including: Barnes Children’s Literature Festival, Isle of Wight Literary Festival, Exmoor Dark Skies Festival and Ventnor Fringe. She is one of the organisers of the IW Story Festival, for children and families, which takes place every February half term.
This is a charming little book enhanced by colorful illustrations. The little undersea creatures live a great life in their ocean spot. Everything is calm and peaceful until one day a piece of plastic floats into their area. Crab thinks it’s amazing and likes to scoot inside. Each day, more and more plastic and trash appears. Crab continues to love the new and shiny articles. Dab and Blenny are concerned with the newly arriving trash. Although it appears to be only the large things, there are also mini-particles that they can’t see. The fish and living creatures are eating this toxic stuff. Then, one day Blenny gets tangled in orange plastic twine. Even Crab couldn’t help his friend. Would he make it? What could be done? This is a good story that helps to explain how plastic affects our oceans.