Meet Chadwick and His Chesapeake Bay Friends

Preschoolers and early readers will enjoy the rhyming story and colorful pictures in this introduction to Chadwick the Chesapeake Bay blue crab and his many friends: Bernie the Sea Gull, Toulouse the Canada Goose, Matilda Egret, Hector Spector the Jellyfish, Orville Oyster, and others.

A former newspaper reporter and magazine writer, Priscilla Cummings is the author of many books for children. She grew up on a dairy farm in western Massachusetts and received a bachelor of arts degree in English from the University of New Hampshire.

As a reporter for twelve years, Cummings covered a variety of topics and has been awarded several journalism awards, one of which is the UPI’s Journalist of the Year for Virginia in 1980.

She also won Metro-Washington Association for Childhood Education International’s literary award, which recognizes her efforts to promote literacy and help young readers develop an awareness and a sense of responsibility for taking care of their precious natural resource, the Chesapeake Bay.

Cummings lives in Annapolis, Maryland, where she divides her time between writing and visiting schools. Her “Chadwick” series of children’s books are extremely popular. The author’s latest children’s book is entitled “Beetle Boddiker”. Her website is

Meet Chadwick and His Chesapeake Bay Friends
By Priscilla Cummings
30 pages
$11.95 Tidewater Publishers

Available at area bookstores and independent retailers, online via Amazon Books or direct from the Tidewater Publishers website.