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The Children's Book Podcast

Apr 30, 2019

Andrea Tsurumi (@AndreaTsurumi) shares CRAB CAKE, a picture book about a cake-baking crab who does its thing among the ocean fauna, baking confections for all of the neighborhood animals. But crab's world is turned upside down when a garbage barge spills some of its load into the ocean. There’s something Andrea said in our conversation that I’m still thinking about today, weeks after we spoke and that is, “In moments of extreme calamity it is a human thing to help.” Andrea’s blend of animal facts with humor and a beckoning for her readers to look close is something that I think makes CRAB CAKE absolutely irresistible. I love her line work and especially love her handle of story, pacing, and visual storytelling. You can access even more information about this book and its author and illustrator by visiting Thank you to this week's sponsors: Artwalks Bharat Babies Highlights Foundation Storyteller Academy  And to the generous support from our Patrons. --- Send in a voice message: