Crab Cake: Turning the Tide Together

Andrea Tsurumi (Author)


Under the sea, a crab follows its heart and its calling, bringing everyone together in the wake of a disaster. Feed your craving for a hilarious, heart-warming story with Crab Cake, perfect for budding environmentalists, kids learning to cope with mishaps, and every young reader in between.

Under the sea, fish do what fish do: Seahorse hides, Pufferfish puffs up, Parrotfish crunches coral, and Crab . . . bakes cakes?
Scallop swims, Dolphin blows bubbles, and . . . Crab bakes cakes.
And so life goes on, until one night when everything changes with a splash
In the face of total disaster, can Crab's small, brave act help the community come together and carry on?

Product Details

Price: $17.98  $16.54
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Published Date: February 05, 2019
Pages: 48
Dimensions: 11.3 X 0.5 X 9.1 inches | 1.0 pounds
ISBN: 9780544959002
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About the Author

Andrea Tsurumi is an author-illustrator-cartoonist and the creator of Accident!, her debut picture book. Her favorite whale is the beluga, and her favorite cake is all of them. Originally from New York, she now lives in Philadelphia with her husband and dog. Find her online at and on Instagram at @atsurumi.


A Best Book of 2019 from: Kirkus * Publishers Weekly * New York Public Library

"The eco-friendly lesson goes down easy."--New York Times Book Review

"Readers come away with the idea that nourishing and supporting one another is the only way to change the world. A kid-friendly yet profound confection."-Kirkus, STARRED review

"Fans of Accident! will be happy that Tsurumi's mastery of detail, humor, and clear-eyed empathy continues in this wholly original and moving affirmation of one crab's power to bring a community together."-Publishers Weekly, STARRED review

"While entertaining, as evidenced by the playful title which recalls appetizers at a seafood restaurant, it is withserious intent and empathy that these comical comics (graphite on vellum with digital coloring) successfully communicate a theme of community and environmentalism."-Booklist

"A sweet and hopeful tale--highly recommended for one-on-one and small group sharing."-School Library Journal