Preschoolers and early readers will enjoy the rhyming story and colorful pictures in this introduction to Chadwick the Chesapeake Bay blue crab and his many friends: Bernie the seagull, Toulouse the Canada Goose, Matilda Egret, Hector Spector the Jellyfish, Orville Oyster, and others. As the story says: Though Chadwick and his many friends/Are different as can be,/They live together happily/In a bay, beside the sea. Picture book ages 0-6. Edition 1. Hardback binding. 15 color illustrations. 30 pages. Author's bio: Priscilla Cummings is the author of the Chadwick the Crab series and ten other picture books, as well as eight middle-grade and young-adult novels. She lives with her family in Annapolis, Maryland. A. R. Cohen was an art teacher for many years as well as a professional artist and illustrator. Retired today, he lives in rural Jarrettsville, Maryland, working in his studios, tending his gardens, and keeping hives of honeybees.