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 You're a crab! : a moody day book
 Author: Whitehead, Jenny


 Publisher:  Holt
 Pub Year: 2015

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [32] p., col. ill., 28 cm.

 BTSB No: 940935 ISBN: 9780805093612
 Ages: 4-7 Grades: K-2

 Subjects:
 Mood (Psychology) -- Fiction
 Friendship -- Fiction
 Crabs -- Fiction
 Marine animals -- Fiction

Price: $6.50

Summary:
A little crab is in a bad mood, but his mother assures him that everyone feels a bit crabby at times, and that when his mood changes they will have all sorts of fun.


Common Core Standards 
   Grade K → Reading → RL Literature → K.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade K → Reading → RL Literature → K.RL Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
   Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Integration of Knowledge & Ideas

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (03/15/15)
   School Library Journal (06/01/15)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 06/01/2015 PreS-Gr 1—Sometimes you just have a day where you're in a mood. A good one or a bad one, a silly one, or a sad one. But it's important to know that everyone has days like this and that even if you're mad today, it doesn't mean you are going to be mad tomorrow. Using pictures done with a colorful and whimiscal mixture of paint, tissue paper, and Photoshop, this work takes a look at the entire rainbow of emotions. Sea creatures including dolphins, jellyfish, whales, sharks, and the titular crab take readers on a fun journey through a variety of feelings. The narrator helpfully offers a sympathetic lense by reminding readers and listeners, "Don't worry. Sometimes I can be crabby, too." This simple picture book will reassure young children that even if they feel crabby one day, the very next day they can be happy and silly again. VERDICT A fun addition for collections seeking more whimsical, and less academic, picture books about emotions.—Paige Garrison, Aurora Central Public Library, CO - Copyright 2015 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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