CRAB MOON by Ruth Horowitz

CRAB MOON

by , illustrated by
Age Range: 6 - 8

KIRKUS REVIEW

June's full moon casts an atmospheric glow over Kiesler's (Old Elm Speaks, 1998) soft-focus shore scenes in this brief consciousness raiser. Seven-year-old David follows his mother down to the beach near their summer rental one night and watches, enchanted, as horseshoe crabs emerge to lay their eggs. The next morning, he finds an upended straggler, gingerly rights her, and watches her make her way, “quiet as a queen,” back to the sea. Along with books such as Saviour Pirotta's Turtle Bay (1997), this conveys a respectful attitude toward sea- and shore-dwelling wildlife in an unpreachy way. Young children whose interest is piqued by David's brief encounter with such ancient, alien-looking creatures will welcome the concluding page of general horseshoe crab facts. (Picture book. 6-8)

Pub Date: May 1st, 2000
ISBN: 0-7636-0709-6
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Candlewick
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1st, 2000




MORE BY RUTH HOROWITZ

ChildrenBIG SURPRISE IN THE BUG TANK by Ruth Horowitz
by Ruth Horowitz
ChildrenBREAKOUT AT THE BUG LAB by Ruth Horowitz
by Ruth Horowitz
ChildrenBAT TIME by Ruth Horowitz
by Ruth Horowitz

MORE BY KATE KIESLER

ChildrenWIND-WILD DOG by Barbara Joosse
by Barbara Joosse
ChildrenOHIO THUNDER by Denise Dowling Mortensen
by Denise Dowling Mortensen
ChildrenHELLO, HARVEST MOON by Ralph Fletcher
by Ralph Fletcher

SIMILAR BOOKS SUGGESTED BY OUR CRITICS:

ChildrenBUTTERFLY TREE by Sandra Markle
by Sandra Markle