Crabbing with Dad by Paul Seden
Have you ever been crabbing? Or perhaps fishing out at sea?
Crabbing with Dad takes you on an adventure through the eyes of two small children as they explore their neighborhood and go out on a boat with their Dad to set up crab pots in an idyllic, serene and stunning location!
The illustrations take you away to this location, you can feel the warmth of the sun, the smell of the salt air and the sound of the waves and sea birds.
Younger children will love reading this story and the idea of finding a secret spot to go and hang out. The illustrations are eye catching and the story is easy to follow – my children had a giggle at the name of the shellfish the children in the story saw along the way – long bum – now who wouldn’t?
The ideal childhood – zooming along the creek, saying hello to fellow fishermen and catching your own dinner! Many children may not have experienced something like this so reading this book will allow your child to see different things they can do by the water and perhaps gain more of an appreciation of where their seafood comes from. This book also shows us that the simple activities with our loved ones can be the most wonderful experiences.
Crabbing with Dad is a must read – it might inspire your next weekend or holiday?
So how does this work towards a sustainable world?
– Empathy: Looking at how others live. Look at the jobs other people do to make a living and what they do with their days.
– Where does your seafood come from? Check out this great resources for the next time you are at the seafood shop.
– How much seafood should we be eating?
– Mapping: Where might this be set? Explore this region on the map and through websites.
Just don’t get nipped!