Want to know the favorite book around our house lately? The Happy Crab by Layla and Kevin Palmer. I was gifted a copy last week, and I can’t even tell you how many times my kids have read it. The three-year-old already has it memorized and I’ve caught her “reading” it to both her younger brother and to all her dolls.
So, I am super excited to share that I’ve teamed up with Graf-Martin Communications to share a GIVEAWAY copy of this new children’s book! (Keep reading for how to enter!)
About The Happy Crab:
(From the publisher) Happy is an adventurous little crab whose world is suddenly turned upside down (literally!) when a mama and her son find his large, unbroken shell on the beach. When they discover the crab is still living inside his perfect home, the boy is faced with a decision: Keep him or let him go. This delightful tale, based on a true story, reminds us how important it is to put others’ needs ahead of our own.
Things my family loves about this book:
- The illustrations are whimsical and cute. Even my one-year-old loves pointing out the crab riding on the back of a giant whale, or the sea animals with funny hats.
- The story features an adoptive family. (Perfect for those using children’s books to complete our 52 Book Club 2021 challenge!)
- It has a sweet message about compassion and caring for others.
- It’s based on a true story!
There are some really beautiful messages within this story about loving and caring for others. It’s a sweet and joyful book about the value of others, and placing them before ourselves. As a parent, I also love that it’s based on a true story. There are so many opportunities throughout the day to share lasting lessons with our children, and this was a great reminder of that. (Like finding a crab in a shell and returning him to his home!) Sometimes it’s the little moments that teach us all so much!
In terms of writing, I think the story could have been a bit tighter at some points. While I would have loved an extra page or two to cement some of those lessons, the kids picked up on the themes regardless.
All in all, a cheerful book that my littles “happily” pick as their bedtime read. For those with friends or family under five, this would make a great holiday gift!
We’ve partnered with Graf-Martin Communications to give away a copy of THE HAPPY CRAB! This giveaway ends Saturday, November 20th at midnight PST. **Open to US and Canadian residents only.**
Want another chance to win? Head over to LizMannegren.com — we’re giving away a second copy there!a Rafflecopter giveaway