The Happy Crab
In this illustrated children's book, a boy discovers a beautiful, unbroken shell, and just as he decides to keep it as a souvenir, he unexpectedly feels something move inside and is faced with a decision: Keep the crab or let him go. This timeless story is a gentle reminder that true happiness comes from putting someone else's needs before your own.
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, Layla, and their son, Steevenson, and you can see a video of the actual shell and crab at TheLetteredCottage.net/TheHappyCrab.