On a dock over the coastline's rocky shallows a child and his dog prepare to catch crabs. Dropping a line he has prepared himself, the boy waits - but not too long! One by one the feisty creatures grab the bait. The boy watches closely and pulls. Carefully he plunks his busily munching catch down into a bucket of seawater. Unforgettable, color-washed images of children and dock activity deliver you into this crabbing adventure. The story, told in easy rhyme, is written from a child's point of view. The boy is in charge, completely taken in by his prideful endeavor. At the end, he leaves the dock, taking care to attend to his assembled audience of gulls, happy, successful and ready to go back again soon because, as any young crabber will knowledgeably tell you, if it's summer, it's always a good day for crabbing.
Published 7/1/05 Flat Hammock Press
32 pages, Hardcover ISBN 9780971830349