Crabby Crabs and Chocolate Cake
Stephanie Ballo Karissa Costa
Tolman Main Press
OverviewIn this heartwarming tale based on an island in the Chesapeake Bay, a young boy worries about losing his big brother to the Big City, when his brother gets on the boat that takes crabs and cakes to the Big City. He doesn't understand that the boat that is used to haul the crabs and cakes, doubles as a school bus and takes the kids to the mainland for school. His single father, and the boy's aunt, try to reassure him that his brother will be back. They celebrate his return with a Chesapeake special 10-layer chocolate cake.
Stephanie Ballo lives on Marco Island, Florida with her retired yacht captain husband. She enjoys boating, fishing, cooking and baking, and visiting with her nephews and great-nephews. She was inspired to write this book after a visit to the Chesapeake Bay and learning about the rich seafood industry and island culture. She enjoys traveling and seeing new cultures and art both in and outside of the USA.
Karissa Costa is a Ringling College of Art and Design alumni. At Ringling, she earned her Baccalaureate of Fine Arts in Illustration. Although she was born and raised in sunny Florida, she now calls freezing Minnesota her home.