Gone Crabbing founder Susie Mason has teamed up with the wonderful illustrator Robert Crowther to produce Colin the Crab. A lovely pop up book that comes with a poignant message, how even the smallest of creatures should be treated with respect.
The story follows Colin the Crab and his friends including Sally the Starfish and Mike the Mussel.
These small sea creatures live quite happily in their remote rock pool.
That is until one day Colin's friends get scooped up in a bucket by a couple of kids who are out exploring the beach.
The book is simply written yet really effective.
The illustrations are bright and fun.
With flaps to lift up and tabs to pull, there is something new to do on each page, really allowing your child to get involved with the story.
Now I don't know about you, but I have taken my children rock pooling, I however have to be honest that I didn't know the rules about doing it though.
What this book teaches young children is that you should only take a couple of creatures at any time and make sure you continuely add cool sea water throughout the day so the creatures don't get too hot.
The lovely Colin has even released a You Tube video to show you exactly "how to go crabbing"