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This series is part of Scholastic's early reader line, Acorn, aimed at children who are learning to read. With easy-to-read text, a short-story format, plenty of humor, and full-color artwork on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and fluency. Acorn books plant a love of reading and help readers grow!
It's just another day in the ocean for Crabby and Plankton -- until Plankton decides it's PARTY TIME! Crabby does not want to go to a party. In four hilarious stories, Crabby uses funny wordplay to distract Plankton from putting a party together. Will Plankton ever get a party? Or will Crabby turn out to be a party pooper?
With comic speech bubbles and full-color artwork throughout, Geisel Award Honoree Jonathan Fenske's early reader series is sure to be a hit with new readers!
Praise for Hello, Crabby! (A Crabby Book #1):
"Crabby's persistent grumpiness and the patient plankton's exasperation are shown clearly in their expressive eyes and mouths as well as their dialogue. Pages broken into colorful panels and color-coded speech bubbles help beginning readers focus on the words... So silly it's unlikely to make new readers crabby." -- Kirkus Reviews
Praise for Let's Play, Crabby! (A Crabby Book #2):
"Appropriately repetitive dialogue-only text, uncluttered backgrounds, and a small trim size help new readers make the transition to longer books... Crabby and Plankton's attempts at understanding and friendship provide good examples for beginning readers." -- Kirkus Reviews
Praise for Barnacle Is Bored:
"This playful book addresses the universal problem of feeling bored while everyone else appears to be having a great time... Barnacle's round eyes and expressive eyebrows create endearing and silly expressions." -- School Library Journal
"In a mischievous skit of a story, Geisel Award Honoree Fenske (A Pig, a Fox, and a Box) introduces a dyspeptic barnacle for whom the sea grass is always greener-until it isn't... From narration that consists entirely of Barnacle's mopey monologue to a dockside environment defined by creamy blue water, a bit of sand, and a couple planks, Fenske keeps it simple, deploying his closing jokes with confident comic timing." -- Publishers Weekly
"What better protagonist could there be to illustrate boredom than a sedentary barnacle?... This tale where 'the seaweed is always greener' is an entertaining antidote to boredom." -- Booklist