Crustacean Vacation

Brian Benoit

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ISBN: 9781934031957

Crustacean Vacation

  Author:   Brian Benoit  
  Artist :   Marty Kelly    
  Publisher:  Islandport Press

Where do you go when you’re feeling crabby and just need a vacation? To the seaside, of course!

Join this frolicksome family of curious crabs as the scuttle on land to picnic at the beach (peanut butter and jellyfish, anyone?), try their luck in an arcade, and slide and glide in a water park. Be prepared, because this is no ordinary boardwalk. A seagull runs the sweet shop; an octopus sits in the lifeguard chair; and a shark runs the tattoo parlor.

Brain Benoit’s wacky rhymes pair with Marty Kelley’s inventive illustrations in this one-of-a-kind picture book. So get ready to relax, be a little shellfish, and enjoy a crustacean vacation!

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title: 9781934031957
Item ISL028
PublisherIslandport Press
PublisherIslandport Press
Published on May 31 2012
Language eng
Pages 36
Format Hardcover
Dimensions8.75(in) x 9.75(in)
Shipping weight415(g)
Originally from Somersworth, New Hampshire, author Brain Benoit now listens for the roar of surf deep in the woods of Cavendish, Vermont. His sea creatures were originally conjured up to entertain his brother during family trips on the Maine coast, but have since proven popular with his own children. He finds inspiration in the poetry of Ogden Nash, Shel Silverstein, T.S Eliot, Edward Lear and Lewis Carroll. When he’s not playing with language, he indexes historical government documents for NewsBank/Readex. He shares his life with his wife, Jennifer; daughter, Emery; and son, Liam. Crustacean Vacation is his first children’s book.

Marty Kelly is the author and illustrator of several children’s books, including Fall Is Not Easy, The Rules, Winter Woes, Summer Stinks, Spring Goes Squash, The Messiest Desk, and Twelve Terrible Things. His career as an artist started when he began drawing historically accurate pictures of spaceships dropping bombs on dinosaurs. He has in the past, been second grade teacher, a baker, a cartoonist, a newspaper art director, a drummer in heavy metal band, balloon delivery guy, and an animator. Now he visits lots and lots of schools to show students how he creates books. He is also a juried member of New Hampshire State Council for the Arts Visiting Artist Roster, and represented New Hampshire at the 2011 National Book Festival. For more visit