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The Curious Lobster by Richard W. Hatch

The Curious Lobster

The Curious Lobster by Richard W. Hatch
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Sep 04, 2018 | 400 Pages
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    Sep 04, 2018 | 400 Pages | 7-10 years

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    Sep 04, 2018 | 400 Pages | 7-10 years

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“Each adventure is related in its own chapter, but the episodes do string together into a cohesive narrative. The humor often relies on an Alice in Wonderland—style logic…This title could work well as a read-aloud, providing ample opportunities for discussing the natural world and interpersonal (or inter-animal) dynamics….” —School Library Journal, July 2018

“Hatch writes in a soothing, quietly humorous, style that works for adults and children of varied ages and Wakeman’s illustrations match the calming qualities of the text. The Curious Lobster is a perfect bedtime family read aloud or a read-alone for a rainy day at a beachside cottage.” —Melinda Greenblatt, Shelf Awareness

“Hatch writes in a soothing, quietly humorous, style that works for adults and children of varied ages and Wakeman’s illustrations match the calming qualities of the text. The Curious Lobster is a perfect bedtime family read aloud or a read-alone for a rainy day at a beachside cottage.” —Melinda Greenblatt, Shelf Awareness

“Curiosity, courage, forbearance and friendship are themes at the heart of The Curious Lobster, an engaging story for children and adults alike…[The Curious Lobster] is brimming with adventures that stir thoughts on friendship, prudence, seeking to find the best in others and the bright side of all misfortunes. The exquisite pen-and-ink illustrations by Marion Freeman Wakemen are spare and focused, yet poignant and dramatic. The book is well suited to be read aloud to young children and to be savored by adults.” —Portland Press Herald

“The stories of Mr. Lobster aren’t just charming—they show the difficulties of getting along with others, celebrating the possibilities of keeping an open mind, and present the opportunity to join Mr. Lobster in recognizing there are still ‘several things’ he doesn’t yet know.” —Vermont Country Sampler

“There is a homely wisdom and a pithy philosophy in the Mr. Lobster stories which adults as well as children enjoy. This book shows, too, a genuine love of out of doors; sea and woods and meadow…. So convincing are the haunts of Mr. Lobster and his friends that the city dweller reading this book feels that he too, has withdrawn for a little into a place where he is aware of sunrise and sunset, stars and tides, as a part of the beauty and eventfulness of life.… The drawings by Marion Wakeman have distinction and beauty and are keyed to the humor and imagination of the text.” —The New York Times Book Review

“A very entertaining story of a lobster whose curiousity led him far afield and into all sorts of adventures. Delightfully illustrated.” —Kirkus Reviews 

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