Why the Crawfish Lives in the Mud by Johnette Downing


Give a crab a crawfish, and he won’t eat for the day


A long time ago, when Crab and Crawfish were still best friends, Crawfish was feeling particularly lazy–and particularly hungry-as he loafed around the muggy bayou. When Crab arrived with a fish, Crawfish took one listen to his empty belly and decided to trick his good-natured friend. After Crab realizes Crawfish has made a fool of him again, he isn’t happy, and before he knows it, Crawfish gets exactly what he deserves. A charming tale cautioning children about the consequences of cheating your friends, this colorful picture book from the critically acclaimed Johnette Downing will delight readers of all ages with its timeless and gentle lesson about integrity.