Created: 4th September, 2019

Don't Worry, Little Crab

Author: Chris Haughton
Illustrator: Chris Haughton
Publisher: Walker

Very Big Crab is taking Little Crab out of the safety of the tiny rockpool where they live into the sea for the first time. Little Crab is excited but when he encounters the huge waves he feels overwhelmed. With Very Big Crab’s encouragement, Little Crab’s courage builds and he is able to take the plunge and explore the wonderful underwater world.

Chris Haughton’s distinctive use of colour here incorporates several shades of blue, indicating the variety of the ocean and his use of white space shows how alone Little Crab feels at crucial moments. The onomatopoeic and alliterative language makes the story a delight to read aloud.