There Might Be Lobsters by Carolyn Crimi

There Might Be Lobsters by Carolyn Crimi
Publisher: Candlewick
Genre: Childrens (4+ yrs), Contemporary
Rating: 4 Stars
Reviewed by Nymphaea

Come on, Sukie, you can do it! A little dog’s paralyzing anxiety gives way to bravery when someone smaller is in need in this humorous, tenderly sympathetic story.

Lots of things at the beach scare Sukie. Lots. Because she is just a small dog, and the stairs are big and sandy, and the waves are big and whooshy, and the balls are big and beachy. And besides, there might be lobsters. With endearing illustrations and a perfectly paced text that captures a timid pup’s looping thoughts, here is a funny and honest read-aloud about how overwhelming the world can be when you’re worried — and how empowering it is to overcome your fears when it matters the most.

This pup isn’t ready to go into the water, but she just might have to learn.

As one who isn’t a fan of swimming, I could identify with the main character of Sukie. She’s a little dog afraid of the water. There might be dangers out there and she’s not a fan of finding them. Then she has to go into the water. It might not be so bad after all.

I liked that this book showed children that their fears are valid, but that they can overcome them, too. It’s not bad to be afraid at times, but sometimes you have to be brave, too. I also liked that the character could be brave, then go back to their safe place. That’s important for children to see, too.

If you’re looking for a book that talks about fears and one dog’s dealings with them, then this might be the book for you. I recommend it.

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