Crab, Dab and Blenny by Peta Rainford #Review


Today we are looking at a new picture book Crab, Dab & Blenny by Peta Rainford for ages 4-8. 

Crab, Dab & Blenny is a fun, rhyming picture book about the serious theme of plastics in the ocean.

Fish friends Dab and Blenny are upset by the plastic that washes into their lovely rockpool home. Crab, on the other hand, just LOVES the shiny bright colour… But when Blenny gets caught in plastic twine, Crab finally understands the danger of plastics in the ocean.

Crab, Dab & Blenny is a book that celebrates friendship and the vast variety of life that exists in a quiet rockpool. Perfect for early readers or as a bedtime story for four- to eight-year-olds. 


This picture book both informs and entertains young readers and highlights the danger plastic present in the sea. Told in rhyming verse, it is ideal for sharing with children and the illustrations are outstanding, Bold, colourful and relatable, they enhance the message and add to the story. Each of the creatures in the rockpool emerge as characters and young readers will be able to talk about them. There are plenty of opportunities for discussion and empathy and above all, there is a positive message to convey.

Cat and Mouse say: Clean up that rockpool! 

About the Author

Peta writes and illustrates her funny picture books on the Isle of Wight, where she lives with her husband, daughter, and hairy jack russell, Archie. In normal times, Peta loves going into schools to share her books and inspire children in their writing and art. She has appeared at a number of festivals and other events, including: Barnes Children’s Literature Festival, Isle of Wight Literary Festival, Exmoor Dark Skies Festival and Ventnor Fringe. She is one of the organisers of the IW Story Festival, for children and families, which takes place every February half term.

You can follow Peta here:  Website  |  Facebook  |  Twitter                                                  |  Instagram

Book links: Amazon UK  |   Amazon US 

Thanks to Peta Rainford, Dogpigeon Books and Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources for a copy of the book and a place on the tour. 

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