THE ABC'S OF REHOBOTH
Cat & Mouse Press, based in Lewes, has announced the release of a new children’s book titled A Rehoboth ABC. The full-color picture book, written by award-winning author and Lewes resident Nancy Sakaduski, depicts popular children’s activities in the Rehoboth Beach area.
“There were certain things that had to be in there,” said Sakaduski of her 17th published book. “The boardwalk, dolphins, taffy, sandcastles and hermit crabs all made the list. But beyond that, I wanted to make sure the book was inclusive so that many kinds of children and families would see themselves ‘in the picture.’”
During the making of A Rehoboth ABC, Sakaduski asked Delaware illustrator Emory Au to reflect the diversity of Rehoboth by including children of all different races, ages, abilities and parental backgrounds.
“Illustrating this book was a unique challenge, one that I was more than ready to take on,” said Au. His art includes seagulls, the boardwalk amusements and arcades. “I traded my usual painterly approach for a more whimsical drawing style that allowed me to quickly capture the fun of Rehoboth Beach — from a kid’s point of view.”
A Rehoboth ABC is currently available in Bethany Beach, Rehoboth Beach, Philadelphia, Wilmington and Lewes. It is also available for purchase at www.CatandMousePress.com. — KM
ALL CRABS ON DECK
Here on the Eastern Shore, crabs are a staple. You’d be hard-pressed to find a restaurant that doesn’t serve a single dish containing the delectable crustacean. That makes the only problem choosing where to go to get them. Luckily, authors Susan Elnicki Wade and Bill Wade are back with an expanded version of their comprehensive guide, Crab Decks and Tiki Bars of the Chesapeake Bay.
The updated Maryland edition is a full 500 pages, packed with details on more than 200 new crab and tiki-bar destinations, including places in the Potomac and D.C. areas. This is all in addition to the 150-plus destinations that they’d introduced us to in the original 2011 guide.
The colorful, easy-to-read restaurant profiles include location (with latitude and longitude), body of water the restaurant/bar sits on, if it’s seasonal or year-round and whether boat dockage is available. It also includes an
“atmosphere meter,” which rates formality of the restaurant.
Summer’s arrived, and so has the new-and-improved Crab Decks and Tiki Bars of the Chesapeake Bay: Maryland Edition. Grab some mallets and get cracking. — KM
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