Carter Crab is a fantasy picture book about a bored crab who, in spite of warnings, leaves his easy life and searches for adventure. As Carter takes off, he makes friends with a shrimp family and a very long eel. Together they explore beyond the wavy-weed forest. The ocean is warming up. Food is getting scarce. The sky appears to be a sea full of food if only they could reach it. Perhaps they should visit the strange but delicious-smelling pots that hang down from the surface of the water. Meanwhile, Sam Shark swims around in the shadows, looking for a good meal. How does Carter survive? Or does he?
About the author:
Barbara Winther has written 56 one-act plays and four musicals for young people. Besides her books of plays, she wrote and illustrated The Time of the Kachinas. See her website for more information: www.BarbaraWinther.com. She lives with her husband on an island near Seattle.