The Bumpy, Lumpy Horseshoe Crab

The Bumpy, Lumpy Horseshoe Crab

by Janice S. C. Petrie

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Overview

As low tide comes and the salty water slips away, a sleek little horseshoe crab learns how taking critters and creatures for a ride could save his life!

The Bumpy, Lumpy Horseshoe Crab is a horseshoe crab adventure with a happy ending. This picture book has a whimsical, rhyming style, and portrays horseshoe crabs exhibiting behaviors that they commonly use in real life. It's the perfect choice for a family read-aloud for children 3-10 years old. It also is a great tool for teachers who are studying marine life, tidepools, or coastal sea animals. The fun, colorful, simply drawn illustrations are expressive, and bring each sea creature to life. Although two horseshoe crabs are the central characters, periwinkles, limpets, barnacles, and green and Jonah crabs are also portrayed in the story. At the end of the story, there are pages containing information about horseshoe crabs and other sea animals that appear in the story.

The Bumpy, Lumpy Horseshoe Crab is the first book in Petrie's sea animal series. Did You Make the Hole in the Shell in the Sea? and Something's Tugging on My Claw! are two award winning books that complete Petrie's three book rhythmic, rhyming, and colorful series.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780970551092
Publisher: Seatales Publishing Company
Publication date: 05/01/2019
Series: Seatales Sea Animal Series , #1
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.02(h) x 0.09(d)
Age Range: 3 - 11 Years

About the Author

Janice S. C. Petrie has been enchanted by the sea for as long as she can remember. She became a certified SCUBA diver while in high school, and spent many years exploring coastal waters. Her fascination with marine invertebrates grew while working for the New England Aquarium as an Outreach Specialist. Since then, she's spent years caring for these fascinating sea animals, and teaching children and adults about the habitats and sea life commonly found near the shore. The material covered in her children's stories are topics commonly taught by Petrie in her popular sea animal programs. Petrie has experience in all facets of the sea, having worked as an assistant plant manager of a large, Gloucester/Boston seafood company.

In her free time, Petrie made many trips to the Ossipee, New Hampshire area to visit with the Ossipee Historical Society, the Carroll County Courthouse, and the Concord State Library, trying to piece together the events of 1916 that kept everyone mesmerized while the tragic story was unfolding, yet was seldom mentioned years later. She gained interest in this story after learning the cottage she spent a single night vacationing in as a baby, seemed to be occupied by an unsettling presence.

As a certified teacher, grades K-8, and a Reading Specialist, all ages, Petrie has earned her Bachelor of Science and Master of Education degrees in the field of education, with a concentration in reading. Petrie also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art, with a graphic design concentration. Because of her background in developing integrated curriculum units for elementary and middle schools, Petrie has available on her website, free, downloadable curriculum packets for each of her children's books.

Janice S. C. Petrie has been enchanted by the sea for as long as she can remember. She became a certified SCUBA diver while in high school, and spent many years exploring coastal waters. Her fascination with marine invertebrates grew while working for the New England Aquarium as an Outreach Specialist. Since then, she's spent years caring for these fascinating sea animals, and teaching children and adults about the habitats and sea life commonly found near the shore. The material covered in her children's stories are topics commonly taught by Petrie in her popular sea animal programs. Petrie has experience in all facets of the sea, having worked as an assistant plant manager of a large, Gloucester/Boston seafood company.

In her free time, Petrie made many trips to the Ossipee, New Hampshire area to visit with the Ossipee Historical Society, the Carroll County Courthouse, and the Concord State Library, trying to piece together the events of 1916 that kept everyone mesmerized while the tragic story was unfolding, yet was seldom mentioned years later. She gained interest in this story after learning the cottage she spent a single night vacationing in as a baby, seemed to be occupied by an unsettling presence.

As a certified teacher, grades K-8, and a Reading Specialist, all ages, Petrie has earned her Bachelor of Science and Master of Education degrees in the field of education, with a concentration in reading. Petrie also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art, with a graphic design concentration. Because of her background in developing integrated curriculum units for elementary and middle schools, Petrie has available on her website, free, downloadable curriculum packets for each of her children's books.

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The Bumpy, Lumpy Horseshoe Crab 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
debrat207 More than 1 year ago
I am a third grade teacher and read this book to my class. The vocabulary is wonderful, "debris." Being from Maine I figured the children were aware of what a horseshoe crab was, but NO. The book is sure to bring on much discussion. Fabulous! A must read!
MomsChoiceAwards 12 months ago
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MichelleL35 More than 1 year ago
I read "The Bumpy, Lumpy Horseshoe Crab" to my class of 2-3 year olds. They really liked it, especially the part where the seagull swooped down and grabbed the horseshoe crab and then wiggled free and fell back into the water. We had to look at those few pages and talk about them again and again! I also read the story to my 7 year old and she really liked it as well!!
smacSM More than 1 year ago
I am a fourth grade teacher. Recently, I read The Bumpy, Lumpy Horseshoe Crab to my students. Each year we study the ocean biome and this book nicely illustrates the need for adaptation in order to survive in the ocean environment. The rhyming pattern of the text is a fun read.
SamIAm15 More than 1 year ago
Fun and colorful illustrations.Text is rhyming and rhythmic, which makes it fun to read!
Amy94 More than 1 year ago
I received this wonderful children's book on Wednesday and couldn't wait to read it to my first graders at Brophy Elementary School, Framingham, MA. The students extremely enjoyed this story as a read aloud as they had touched and felt a horseshoe crab when we went to the Aquarium. The rich vocabulary and rhymes kept students highly engaged. Although my students knew it was a fiction story, they appreciated the non-fiction elements including the glossary, diagrams, and facts throughout the book. They wondered whether the author was an expert on horseshoe crabs. Some direct quotes from my students include: "I like this book because it tells us about real life in the ocean;" "I think it is a good book and I hope the author writes another book about a seahorse;" "The pictures are cool! How did she make them? Maybe with markers."
EricaB7 More than 1 year ago
The Bumpy, Lumpy Horseshoe Crab is an extremely enjoyable book for both children and adults. The rhyming story is fun to read, the characters are expressive and the illustrations are beautiful. My classroom of preschoolers (4 year-olds) found The Bumpy Lumpy Horseshoe Crab entertaining and ask for it to be read during Circle Time whenever they see it on the shelf! As a teacher, I find the last few pages very educational, which explains what the other animals are that are in the book too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago