Feeling a bit crabby? Then be a little shellfish and join author Brian Benoit and illustrator Marty Kelley to celebrate the release of their new picture book, at the Children's Museum of New Hampshire! Special programs, at 2:00 and 2:45 will include a reading of Crustacean Vacation by the author, art activities led by the illustrator, a question and answer period, book signing, and more. There will even be a chance to take a photograph of yourself as an octopus lifeguard, one of the characters from the book.
In addition, a “Crab Walk to a Cure” event will take place at 1 p.m. at the Henry Law Park, in front of the museum. Participants are invited to make a pledge and do a 100-yard crab walk. All proceeds benefit the Jimmy Fund/Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Crab walkers will receive $1 off the museum admission price.
In , a curious family of crabs venture on land to picnic on the beach, play games in a boardwalk arcade, and slide in a water park. This is no ordinary boardwalk. Here, a seagull runs the candy store, a shark manages the tattoo parlor, a seahorse hawks prizes, and yes, the lifeguard is an octopus. Young readers will delight in the clever rhyming verses paired with wacky and wonderful illustrations from the imagination of acclaimed New Hampshire artist Marty Kelley.