Book Title: The Brave Little Crab
Author Name: Beth Costanzo
Book Synopsis: Because he is missing his front right claw, The Little Crab feels different from the other crabs. They make fun of him and call him names. Until one special day, when he gets to prove his worth by performing a daring act of bravery that earns him the admiration and respect of his community.
Join The Brave Little Crab as he and his fellow crabs learn that it doesn’t matter what you look like on the outside, it’s what’s on the inside that counts. The thing that makes you different can be the very thing that makes you great!
Author Bio: My name is Beth Costanzo M Ed. and I began my teaching career at the age of 6 when I converted my parents’ garage into a classroom. Desks and blackboards were salvaged from old schools and worksheets were given at the end of each day by all my “teachers”. On my birthday, I didn’t ask for presents, but for items to fill my classroom, such as construction paper, chalk, crayons and markers. Even at a young age I loved being around children and helping them become successful, confident learners.
They say that “necessity is the mother of invention.” That has certainly been true at Woodland Place, the school I have owned and operated since 1996. With almost 25 years of teaching experience, I often created the content that was used in my classroom. I quickly understood that nature was a catalyst for learning and I have always brought that aspect into my curriculum. This type of learning resulted in the creation of The Adventures of Scuba Jack, a learning website that educates children 2-12 years of age.
In 2006, my husband Anthony and I adopted our 3rd child, Salvi, from Guatemala. To motivate him, I created over-the-top lessons, and even Chapter Books to engage him in the learning process. This foundation helped set the stage for all future learning. Also, it helped a child who once struggled, to become a student whose name now appears on the honor roll.
Publisher Name: Majestic Children's Media