Award-winning author Cathryn Sill and her husband, noted wildlife illustrator John Sill, offer young readers a first glimpse into the world of crustaceans. The simple text describes how crustaceans look, how they protect themselves, what they eat, and where they live. The beautifully detailed, full-color illustrations reflect the diversity of the crustacean population--from a Sand Fiddler to a California Rock Lobster--and present each in its natural habitat. An afterword provides further details on the crustaceans to inspire young readers to learn more.
Describes the physical characteristics of crustaceans, along with their habitats, behaviors, methods of moving around, feeding habits, and life cycles. Various species are highlighted including lobsters and crabs.