By Murti Bunanta and Denny A. Djoenaid
Publisher: Gramedia Widiasarana Indonesia (Grasindo), Indonesia.
Publication date: November 2010
48 pages, 21.5 cm x 27 cm, paperback
75,000 copies in print
Mandep is a well-known traditional custom in Central Kalimantan. It means working together and helping each other. When people help their neighbors, they receive help in return when they have big work to do for a special occasion. Why Shrimps are Crooked is about the custom of mandep, except the characters are sea creatures. The fish decide to take turns cooking, and this benefits everyone until the job falls to the shrimp.