In her 80th year, Ruth Howard has published Crabby Crab (Trafford $____), a very pleasing children's book, illustrated by Helen Downing Hunter, about a shore crab that gets trapped in the red sand bucket belonging to two children digging on the beach. Taken home for show 'n' tell, the "crabby crab" is then replaced in the ocean. Raised in Fredericton, Howard worked in fisheries research and later continued her appreciation of marine life from a cottage at Hopkins Landing. 1-4120-1432-8

[BCBW 2005] "Kidlit"