On Wednesday, June 13, Vermont author and performer Brian Benoit will be at Beyond the Sea, 74 Main St., from 1 to 3:30 p.m., performing 15-minute repertoire at intervals with a question-and-answer period and signing his new children’s book. The not-strictly-scheduled intervals will lend to following the ebb and flow of folks stopping by — if people come in during the middle of a performance, they can enjoy a Q&A and perhaps stay for the next performance to see what they missed.

“Crustacean Vacation,” Benoit’s picture book from Islandport Press, follows a crab family’s fun-filled summer visit to a local amusement park. The curious family of crabs ventures on land to picnic on the beach, play games in a boardwalk arcade and slide and glide in a water park. A seagull runs the candy store, a shark manages the tattoo parlor, a seahorse hawks prizes and the lifeguard is an octopus. Young readers will delight in Benoit’s clever rhyming verses, paired with wacky and wonderful illustrations by acclaimed New Hampshire artist Marty Kelley.

For more information, call 338-2100 or visit Beyond then Sea’s Facebook page.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.