Monday, March 3, 2014

Fun Crab Handover Ceremony to the Ministry of Education.(Grenada)

'Fun, Fun, One Crab on the Run' is a Caribbean picture book for the 3-6 age range, written by Cuban author Mario Picayo and illustrated by Grenadian illustrator Stacey Byer.  

On Friday February 28th, a donation of over 160 Fun Crab Books was made to the Ministry of Education, Government of Grenada in an official handover ceremony.

As the illustrator, I'm really excited about Fun Crab going to Grenadian schools so our young children will have access to books designed with Caribbean children in mind. As a literacy tool, Fun Crab has the potential to help strengthen a reading culture in Grenada using fun, familiar imagery and author Mario Picayo's clever rhyming story. Fun Crab is modern because it is multifunctional and topical (promoting counting, reading, and environmental conservation from a very young age).  To support these learning features, companion learning materials were created in the form of
60 Fun Crab Number charts and 70 Species charts for distribution to the schools.

This handover would not have been possible without the support and generosity of our corporate sponsors: NAWASA, Southern Electrical, Eco Dive, Country Cold Store, 3B's Shoe Shop, Grenada Pharmacies, Wade Optical, Island Dental, Spice Isle Retreaders, Grand Anse Playgroup and the Sweetwater Foundation.

Fun Crab Books are now available in Grenada at : Atlantic News Shop (Maurice Bishop International Airport), Art Fabrik, Eco Dive, Island Aquariums and Pet Supplies, and the Grenada National Museum.

It is also available on Amazon US.


  1. What a wonderful thing for your book and literary! Congratulations, Stacey!

  2. This is wonderful. Congratulations Stacey!

  3. Good morning how are you?

    My name is Emilio, I am a Spanish boy and I live in a town near to Madrid. I am a very interested person in knowing things so different as the culture, the way of life of the inhabitants of our planet, the fauna, the flora, and the landscapes of all the countries of the world etc. in summary, I am a person that enjoys traveling, learning and respecting people's diversity from all over the world.

    I would love to travel and meet in person all the aspects above mentioned, but unfortunately as this is very expensive and my purchasing power is quite small, so I devised a way to travel with the imagination in every corner of our planet. A few years ago I started a collection of used stamps because trough them, you can see pictures about fauna, flora, monuments, landscapes etc. from all the countries. As every day is more and more difficult to get stamps, some years ago I started a new collection in order to get traditional letters addressed to me in which my goal was to get at least 1 letter from each country in the world. This modest goal is feasible to reach in the most part of countries, but unfortunately it’s impossible to achieve in other various territories for several reasons, either because they are countries at war, either because they are countries with extreme poverty or because for whatever reason the postal system is not functioning properly.

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    Emilio Fernandez Esteban
    Avenida Juan de la Cierva, 44
    28902 Getafe (Madrid)

    If you wish, you can visit my blog where you can see the pictures of all the letters that I have received from whole World.

    Finally I would like to thank the attention given to this letter, and whether you can help me or not, I send my best wishes for peace, health and happiness for you, your family and all your dear beings.

    Yours Sincerely

    Emilio Fernandez