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Children's LiteratureThose headed to the shore will appreciate About Crustaceans, a cheery collection of facts about lobsters, crabs and barnacles. As an elementary school teacher, Cathryn Sill knows both what intrigues her audience and how to present the information in short, concise sentences. Youngsters learn that crustaceans "feel, smell and taste with their antennae" and can regrow a leg that has been bitten off. Her minimal text works well with her artist-husband's detailed illustrations. Through his watercolors, John Sill lets young readers examine a crustacean close up (a blue crab with pincers agape) or reveals another (krill being consumed by a blue whale) as part of the larger ecosystem. An afterword provides additional information about the crustaceans featured. 2004, Peachtree, Ages 3 to 7.