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Crab Dab and Blenny by Peta Rainford – 5* Fun, rhyming picture book with serious message!

Crab, Dab & Blenny is a fun, rhyming picture book about the serious theme of plastics in the ocean.

Fish friends Dab and Blenny are upset by the plastic that washes into their lovely rockpool home. Crab, on the other hand, just LOVES the shiny bright colour… But when Blenny gets caught in plastic twine, Crab finally understands the danger of plastics in the ocean.

Crab, Dab & Blenny is a book that celebrates friendship and the vast variety of life that exists in a quiet rockpool. Perfect for early readers or as a bedtime story for four- to eight-year-olds.

My Review:

A beautifully illustrated children’s book
Is always worthwhile taking a look.
This one has a story, told in rhyme –
And a message we should heed before we run out of time.

Crab, Dab and Blenny live in a rockpool,
Their idyllic existence seems really cool,
Until their waters get polluted, with just a little it starts,
But plastics break up into tinier and tinier parts,

Their lives are at risk, from rubbish some leave
And Blenny gets trapped, grave danger indeed
How can they rescue their friend?
Will this be his end?

You need to read it for yourself to find out what is true,
And discover what you should do
To help save creatures on the sea shore
So they can live in peace and harmony once more.

This story is great, with colourful illustrations, too
That will appeal to young children and adults who
Wish to share a serious message in a story that is great
Especially for children who are round about eight!

Thank you for my copy of this lovely book
I really enjoyed reading it and at its illustrations taking a look!
It is a great way to share the message we all need to care
To look after our environment everywhere.

Purchase Links

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Crab-Dab-Blenny-story-plastics/dp/0995646546/  

US – https://www.amazon.com/Crab-Dab-Blenny-story-plastics/dp/0995646546/ 

Author Bio – 

Peta writes and illustrates her funny picture books on the Isle of Wight, where she lives with her husband, daughter, and hairy jack russell, Archie. In normal times, Peta loves going into schools to share her books and inspire children in their writing and art. She has appeared at a number of festivals and other events, including: Barnes Children’s Literature Festival, Isle of Wight Literary Festival, Exmoor Dark Skies Festival and Ventnor Fringe. She is one of the organisers of the IW Story Festival, for children and families, which takes place every February half term.

Social Media Links –

Website: www.dogpigeon.co.uk

Facebook: @dogpigeon


Instagram: petarainford

One comment on “Crab Dab and Blenny by Peta Rainford – 5* Fun, rhyming picture book with serious message!

  1. Carla
    July 13, 2021

    Great review Elaine. This is such an important topic, and our children are the ones who will need to step up as our generation is not doing a very good job.


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