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From the award-winning creator of Shh!

WE HAVE A PLAN
comes a vibrantly colorful story about mustering the
courage to try something new.

Little Crab and Very Big Crab live in a tiny rock pool near the
sea. Today they’re going for a dip in the big ocean. “This is
going to be so great,” says Little Crab, splish-splashing and
squelch-squelching along, all the way to the very edge. Then
comes a first glance down at the waves. WHOOSH! Maybe
it’s better if they don’t go in? With vivid colors, bold shapes,
and his trademark visual humor, Chris Haughton shows that
sometimes a gentle “don’t worry, I’m here” can keep tenta-
tive little crabs sidestepping ahead—and help them discover
the brilliant worlds that await when they take the plunge.

Chris Haughton is the creator of many


acclaimed picture books, including Little
On sale April 7, 2020 Owl Lost; Oh No, George!; Shh! We
HC: 978-1-5362-1119-1
Have a Plan; and Goodnight Everyone.
$17.99 ($23.99 CAN) • Ages 2–5 • 48 pages
He has taught many courses in design
and illustration around the world, and in 2007 was named one
of Time magazine’s DESIGN 100 for his work for Fair Trade
and People Tree. Originally from Dublin, Chris Haughton now
lives in London.
ILLUSTRATIONS © 2019 BY CHRIS HAUGHTON
BACKLIST AND PRAISE

“With instinctive skill, Haughton uses spreads of the forest to establish atmosphere
and set up jokes, then delivers punch lines with spot illustrations that zero in on the
animals’ dopey but lovable expressions. A promising first outing.”
—Publishers Weekly

“The art does a wonderful job of conveying movement and encouraging page
turns. This little gem will work equally well in storytimes or one-on-one.”
—School Library Journal

HC: 978-0-7636-5022-3 • BB: 978-0-7636-6750-4

Short-Listed for the Kate Greenaway Medal

“An entertaining romp.” —The Wall Street Journal

“Young children who struggle to follow the rules will feel a bond with George,
and the story’s present-tense narration and repeated refrains make this a natural
for reading aloud.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Haughton’s retro illustrations capture George’s inner turmoil in both the


position of his ears and the subtle shift of his eyeballs. Of course, there are
no kids out there who struggle with resisting temptation, so this book won’t
resonate at all . . . right?” —Booklist

HC: 978-0-7636-5546-4 • BB: 978-0-7636-7652-0

Winner of an Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Award


A Junior Library Guild Selection

“Delightfully vibrant.” —BuzzFeed

“This slapstick adventure (rendered in brilliantly saturated colors)


demonstrates that if the best laid plans often go awry, then poorly
laid plans don’t stand a chance.” —The Huffington Post

 “A masterful delight.” —School Library Journal (starred review)


 “Plan on repeated readings.” —The Horn Book (starred review)

HC: 978-0-7636-7293-5 • BB: 978-0-7636-7977-4

A Parents Best Book of the Year


A Junior Library Guild Selection

“Against these stunning backdrops, his black-and-blue animals, at once satisfyingly


bulky and marvelously expressive, tell a story as old as night. The conclusion is never
in doubt, but the journey is full of magic.” —Chicago Tribune

 “Children listening to Haughton’s story might not fall asleep, but they’ll have to admit
that it’s getting to be about that time.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

HC: 978-0-7636-9079-3

ILLUSTRATIONS © 2009, 2010, AND 2014 BY CHRIS HAUGHTON