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Crabs are just one member of a fascinating bunch of creatures called the crustaceans. These incredible animals come in an amazing variety of shapes and sizes, and live in the oceans, rivers, lakes and even on land.

The wonderful book CRABS AND CRUSTACEANS is all about these fascinating creatures. Designed for the young reader, the book will entertain and delight, as they discover what crustaceans are, how they live, how they grow, how they breathe, what they eat and what feeds on them.

Information is also given on different crustacean species and families. Filled with spectacular pictures, and packed with interesting facts and figures, the young reader will delve deep into the fascinating world of crabs and other crustaceans in this fascinating new book.


48 pages, hard cover, size - 285mm x 220mm

ISBN: 9781921580314

Published by New Holland. June 2016

RRP $AUD 19.95

"This book was incredibly interesting, with dozens of facts and things to know about crustaceans, a must have in all school libraries. Before I read this book, I thought there were only a few dozen types of crabs in the world. Now I know there are hundreds!!!! I would recommend this book for children 11 and over, as some dialect may be confusing for younger readers. Did you know that a group of crabs are called a cast, or that most crustacean species are nocturnal, or that lobsters can swim backwards??! Neither did I, before I read this book! There are so many interesting and amazing facts in it. After I read about camouflaged crabs, I thought I needed to watch my step at the beach! Luckily, most of the monster crabs don’t live in Australia. I would rate this book 4/5 stars, as it is interesting, amazing AND intriguing!"


Review by Sam Capell, age 11

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