The Happy Crab


Happy is an adventurous little crab whose world is suddenly turned upside down (literally!) when a mama and her son discover his large, unbroken shell while on vacation at the beach. After deciding to keep the shell as a souvenir, the boy unexpectedly feels the crab move inside and is suddenly faced with a decision: take him home or let him go. His compassion for the crab and thoughtful decision to release him gently reminds readers of the importance of selflessness and highlights how our environment, relationships, and experiences contribute greatly to our happiness.

The Happy Crab is based on a true story experienced by Kevin and Layla Palmer, and their son Stevenson, and you can see a video of the actual shell and crab at

Hardcover version
ISBN - 9780764238550

Variant: Book