Clumsy Crab by Ruth Galloway


Clumsy Crab by Ruth Galloway

Snippety-snap! Nipper is a clumsy crab. His huge claws always get in the way! When he tries to play catch-the-bubble with his friends, he accidentally pops the bubble. When everyone plays tag, Nipper trips on one of his claws. And when Nipper and his pals play hide-and-seek, Nipper's big claws smash his hiding place! So Nipper looks for his friends. He finds Turtle and Jellyfish, but there's no sign of Octopus. Finally, they find him tangled in seaweed. It's up to Nipper and his claws to set Octopus free!


Brightly coloured and lively illustrations abound on the pages of this amusing tale ideal for reading aloud. Nursery Education

About the Author

Ruth Galloway is the successful author-illustrator of a number of picture books, including Fidgety Fish and Smiley Shark with Little Tiger Press. She is married with one son and lives in Oxfordshire.

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32 pages
Interest Age: 3-6


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Publication date

4th April 2005



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