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Moonlight Crab Count

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3.73  ·  Rating details ·  30 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Kindle Edition, 32 pages
Published February 1st 2017 by Arbordale Publishing
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About: Moonlight Crab Count is a children’s fiction picture book written by Dr. Neeti Bathala and Jennifer Keats Curtis and illustrated by Veronica V. Jones. It was recently released for sale on 2/10/17 by Arbordale Publishing, 32 pages. This book is intended for kids ages 4-8, grades K to 3. Arbordale Publishing’s mission is to inspire the love of reading and improve young children’s science and math skills through picture books. These books will captivate your kids’ minds on your lap, at bedti ...more
Mar 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Moonlight Crab Count" is a great/educational illustrated children's story. We follow Leena, her mother, and her dog, Bobie, as they go to the beach to count the horseshoe crabs in the middle of the night. We learn some interesting facts about the crabs and also why it's important that they be counted. At the end of the book, there are a few pages with even more facts to go deeper into horseshoe crabs/science.

The illustrations are beautiful- full-paged and really realistic looking. The font is l
As anyone who knows much about those astonishing red knots who migrate from South America to the Arctic every year, stopping to dine in the Delaware Bay area, knows, horseshoe craps are essential to their livelihood. This picture book follows a mother and her daughter, Leena, and their dog Bobie as they spend an evening counting--estimating, really--the number of crabs that come ashore to lay their eggs. Back matter includes additional information on this species, a map, and suggestions for how ...more
Mar 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Goodreads winner. A beautifully illustrated children's picture book for all ages. The story is of a child and mother who volunteer to count horseshoe crabs that come on shore to mate and lay eggs. But it is so much more. It includes fun-facts about horseshoe crabs and also the connection of horseshoe crabs to other animals that depend on them for their survival. One of them is the Red Knot a threatened shorebird species. Protect the Earth. Keep all species safe. Save all animals from extinction. ...more
Dec 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is getting a bit scary... I had no idea Horseshoe crabs were endangered. I just finished Bat Count (white nose disease is decimating colonies...) and now these poor crabs. Two really unique creatures, too. Anyway, the book was very informative and has nice illustrations. Info at the end about the author and info on the counting and caring for the Horseshoe Crab.
Gail Hollingsworth
Dec 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Leena, her mom and dog, Bobie, head out in a small boat to an island at night. This is when the horseshoe crabs come out of the water to land. They are becoming extinct and volunteers help count the population at different locations to keep up with the numbers. Leena calls out males, females, swimming, crawling, upside down and various other facts while her mother records them on a clipboard.
This was very interesting to me and had lots of facts in the back of the book about the horseshoe crabs.
Travis Lynn
4 stars copyright 2017 genre information non fiction theme conservation . Favorite part of the book was how it detailed the important uses of the crabs in medical research. I will use this in my future classroom to illustrate the importants of protecting wildlife.
Tommie Branscum
Feb 18, 2018 rated it liked it
Good story for the concept of the "citizen scientist". I also liked the facts about horseshoe crabs that were woven into the story format. ...more
Note: I accessed a digital review copy of this book through Edelweiss.
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I am enjoying this series of books, and Moonlight Crab Count is no exception. I had no idea that volunteers counted animals until I read this and Bat Count.
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Yet another snooze-fest from the good folks at Arbordale. Bless their hearts- there is a place for these books, but it’s not at the library. It would certainly make a good bedtime story though. The kids will be asleep before you ever count a crab.
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