Well, we’ve had a good run of weather and can’t really complain now that it’s starting to feel a bit chilly in the mornings and evenings. Even at this time of year though you can’t beat a beach walk – we quite often go to the North Wales coast for a ‘blow out’ as we call it – enjoying a long walk, all wrapped up, then heading to a cafe for hot chocolate. Or if we are in Llandudno we’ll go to the ‘Fish Tram Chips’ restaurant, next to the Great Orme tramway, for the best fish and chips.
A little while back we were sent some gorgeous sea side themed goodies from a range called Gone Crabbing. The boys have been enjoying reading the beautiful pop up book, ‘Colin the Crab’ written by Susie Mason, with illustrations by Robert Crowther.
Although we tend to think of pop up books for younger children, the text is more advanced for slightly older children and there is actually quite a thought-provoking story contained within the pages – it’s a sweet tale of life on the beach, friendship and the need to look after all our creatures, no matter how small they are, so there’s an important message about conservation at the heart of it.
With an RRP of £7.99, the story of Colin the Crab is a good value read and makes a great gift for young readers.
Author, Susie, chose the Cromer crab as her inspiration for Colin and created a family business that celebrates the British coast, with a lovely, imaginative and cute range of gifts and clothing which embraces all things ‘beachy’.
You can check out the lovely Gone Crabbing range here.