Is This a House for Hermit Crab?

by Megan McDonald and S.D. Schindler

When a hermit crab outgrows his shell, he goes out in search of a new home, trying... read more

When a hermit crab outgrows his shell, he goes out in search of a new home, trying out a rock, a tin can, a piece of driftwood, a plastic pail, a hole in the sand and a fishing net before he finds a home that is just right. Gritty, sand-colored pastel illustrations are the perfect complement to a text which uses repetition and onomatopoeia and asks direct questions to involve young listeners in the story. (Ages 3-5)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1990

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