A humorous and clever picture book about the importance of sharing big feelings with someone you trust.
Fish and Crab are best friends, always there for each other. When it's time for bed, Crab is ready to go to sleep, but Fish is still wide awake, wondering: What is that noise—thatooh, ooh? What if aliens abduct us as we sleep? What if it rains frogs? What if . . . so many things?!
From Marianna Coppo, the critically acclaimed author ofPetra,Such a Good Boy, and A Brave Cat,comes an unforgettable picture book about the friendship between two very different aquarium inhabitants. At once relatable and reassuring,Fish and Crabshows the youngest of readers that it is okay to embrace the full spectrum of our feelings—not just at bedtime, butanytime. And that even the biggest worries and "what ifs" are easier to cope with—and move on from—when someone you love and trust is there to listen.
DIVE INTO AQUARIUM LIFE AND BIG FEELINGS: So many fascinating creatures live underwater, just like Fish and Crab. But these creatures may be more like kids than anyone imagined: Fish is worried about a few things, and it's only when he opens up to his best friend, Crab, that he feels so much better. This reassuring picture book affirms the power of friendship and communication, all while presenting a humorous view of aquarium life.
A REASSURING BEDTIME BOOK: Many kids grapple with fear and anxiety, especially when it comes to bedtime. This helpful picture book assures young readers that it’s okay to share uncomfortable feelings and to reach out to a loved one for support.
HILARIOUS READ-ALOUD: Kids will delight in the fast-paced, humorous dialogue between Fish and Crab. Expect requests to read this book again and again (and again)!
MUST-HAVE GIFT: From the stand-out cover to the colorful illustrations to the relatable (and enduring) themes, this meaningful book for kids is an exceptional gift for any occasion.
Kids who are learning to process fear and big feelings
A humorous bedtime or story time book
Parents, teachers, and educators looking for books about feelings and friendship
Parents, grandparents, and caregivers of kids who love animals or have an aquarium pet
Gift for birthday, holiday, summer reading, or any occasion that calls for a beautifully illustrated picture book
Fans ofElephant & Piggie,Mercy Watson, andInside Out
About the Author
Marianna Coppo is the author-illustrator ofSuch a Good BoyandA Brave Cat. She studied editorial illustration at Mimaster in Milan, Italy, and she lives in Rome.