This coping skills fable allows "alerting" a child about to engage in selfish behavior.
Selfishness seems to be part of our DNA. This short fable will help even young children recognize that being selfish or jealous of others are qualities that lead to unhappiness.
There are some human characteristics that seem to be hardwired such as jealousy and selfishness. This fable uses the real life behavior of crabs to illustrate how ridiculous it is for any crab or person to be either jealous or selfish.