"Sally the Crab" by Lauren Dragon Named A Reading With Your Kids Certified Great Read
Jedlie Circus Productions, Inc is proud to announce that “Sally the Crab” by Lauren Dragon has been named a Reading With Your Kids Certified Great Read. The Reading With Your Kids Certified Great Read designation has been developed to acknowledge outstanding books and products that kids and parents will love to experience together.
“Sally the Crab” is a cute story that follows a little hermit crab named Sally who is trying to seek a new home as she outgrows her beautiful shell striped with delightful colors. As she searches for a new home she is met with some challenges and tries various shells which don’t work quite well until her friend Molly helps her find the perfect home.
What we loved most about the book was how this little crab stayed true to herself and was always kind to everyone she met on her journey to find a new home, even when she could have been frustrated and upset as she wasn’t able to find a home for days. Sally also gifted her beautiful old shell to another crab in need and this gives a wonderful message about being humble and giving. This is a great book for story time. It also opens up the discussion to talk about why animals need certain characteristics in their homes.
We also loved the colorful illustrations! They are stylized and whimsical, and yet they really capture the feeling and the atmosphere, especially the sea anemone and clown fishes, playing on the ocean floor. On each page you meet a new sea creature such as turtle, Stingray, a sea anemone, clown fishes and a giant octopus. You get to see what they look like and learn some facts about them.
It is a sweet book that will help ease children through transition, teaches the value of friendship, being kind and hopeful. Beautifully written and portrayed book, great for a gift for children.
Sally the Crab is Lauren Dragon’s first book and is based on a story she originally wrote in third grade. Lauren has always enjoyed writing and art since she was a kid and plan on writing more books in the future. Her story is about friendship and compassion. She also included some bonus coloring and drawing pages at the end of her story for the reader to interact with the story.
You can find “Sally the Crab” by Lauren Dragon on Amazon by following this link.
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