Fiddler Crab

by Mary Adrian
Rated 4.8 out of 5

Follow the Life Cycle of a Crab

Rated 5 out of 5
April 27, 2021

We do not live near a beach. My children have no experience with the ocean, or the amazing creatures you find at the beach, beyond watching documentaries or reading in books. They loved this well-illustrated book that follows a fiddler crab from his earliest life as a larvae, through his adventures in the ocean, and the challenging transition to life on land as he grows.

Tristan R

Engaging and informative

Rated 5 out of 5
September 22, 2020

We loved reading about the life cycle of the fiddler crab by following one crab through its life. The illustrations are well done and very interesting. We never knew such fascinating facts about the fiddler crab. My son has read this one over and over.

Mackenzie S

Fun facts!

Rated 5 out of 5
January 10, 2022

Fiddler Crab as fun facts, interesting facts and many stories.
– Isaiah, age 8



Rated 5 out of 5
January 10, 2022

Fiddler Crab is a book that teaches you the life cycle of a fiddler crab and it also has its own little story. Awesome book.
-Jed, age 10


A wonderful book!

Rated 5 out of 5
October 28, 2021

I love this book! It tells the story of a cute fiddler crab and explains the life cycle. My kids really enjoyed this book and I’m really glad decided to get it.

Stacy Hochstettler
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Level 4

With a sense of wonder for the natural world, timeless drawings, and engaging detail, this “living book” describes the fascinating life cycle of a fiddler crab as it grows from a small underwater larva into a feisty shoreline-dwelling adult crab. You’ll find yourself cheering along for young fiddler crab to beat the odds–to transition to land, to escape a hungry bird, to win a mate, and to survive a battle against a larger crab. Fiddler Crab is a delightful introduction to nature study for all ages!

38 pages

This book is an optional read-aloud book for our Arthropods science unit and is included in the optional Read-Aloud Book Pack which is suggested to accompany that unit.

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