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A House for Hermit Crab    by Eric Carle order for
House for Hermit Crab
by Eric Carle
Order:  USA  Can
Simon & Schuster, 2013 (2013)
* *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

In February, Hermit Crab found the perfect shell for a new house. He moved right in but, although the shell fit just right, Hermit Crab thought it was rather plain.

The following month, March, Hermit Crab met some really cool sea anemones. 'How beautiful you are!' he said. 'Would one of you be willing to come and live on my house? It is so plain, it needs you.' Of course, one of the sea anemones said, 'Yes!'

Month after month Hermit Crab met more sea creatures, like a starfish, sea urchins, and coral, and he invited them to come live with him. By September, it was terribly dark and murky around the Hermit Crab's house so he asked some lantern fish to come over and light up his home.

By December the Hermit Crab had grown so big that his house was terribly cramped. He didn't want to leave all his friends who made his home so nice, but he couldn't live there any more either.

You'll have to read this underwater story to see what happens next, but I think you'll be delightfully surprised by how the Hermit Crab solves his dilemma.

Appropriate for children three years of age and older, this picture book comes with a compact disc that contains a charming narration of the Hermit Crab's story so youngsters can read along.

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