There Might be Lobsters
Carolyn Crimi, with illustrations by Laurel Molk
2017, 32 pages
Children’s fiction – picture book
Eleanor and her little black-and-white dog Sukie go to the beach. Eleanor tries to get Sukie to relax and have fun. But Sukie is a small dog and “lots of things at the beach scared Sukie. Lots.” She is afraid of stairs that are “big and sandy” and beach balls that are “big and beachy” and waves that were too salty and wet and “whooshy.” But most of all, Sukie is scared of lobsters. “There might be lobsters!” she keeps thinking. And she looks for them everywhere.
But when Chunka Munka needs help, Sukie leaps into action.
This is an adorable book about a little dog with a lot of fears, and how proud she is when she saves the day.
The illustrations of the people and animals are dynamic, and the blue washes of color of the big wet waves are beautifully done. This is a great summer reading book about a beach day that would be perfect to read to a small child. And it has a wonderful message about a scared, small dog taking action to help out a friend in need.
Robbin Bailey Concord Public Library
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