New Fable Tells Story of a Crab and Fly Helping Each Other

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Two different creatures overcome their differences to form a lasting bond in Erin Bohannon’s Xlibris release

A timely lesson awaits in the pages of author Erin Bohannon’s newly published picture book, which introduces children to Crabby and Shoofly, two very different animals that realized how they can help and protect each other despite their differences. It promotes the values of respect for each one’s uniqueness, acceptance, honest friendship, and heeding parent’s advice.

Crabby was a little crab who saw a big rock and started climbing it, not listening to his Mom’s scream and warning that the strong wind will blow him away. He did finally made it to the top, but then, a great wind came and blew him away. He was very scared and crying out to his mommy, but she could not do anything to help him. They thought they lost him forever. The wind carried him way up in the sky and far away from his family. When the wind gradually died down, he started falling gently from the sky and landed on the forest floor. He was completely lost. That is, until something was flying around him. He did not know what it is. The little fly introduced himself and asked him what the matter is. And so Crabby told Shoofly what had just happened. After telling his story, Crabby started to cry again because he’s lost and afraid he won’t see his family again. Shoofly offered his help to get him back home. But how would Shoofly do this? Young readers are about to find out as they follow Crabby and Shoofly in their journey.

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Crabby and Shoofly* by Erin Bohannon
Publication Date: June 21, 2011
Picture Book; $21.99; 32 pages; 978-1-4628-8088-1
Picture Book Hardcover; $31.99; 32 pages; 978-1-4628-8089-8

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