Caring for Your Hermit Crab

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Describes caring for a hermit crab, including supplies needed, feeding, cleaning, health, and safety.

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Describes caring for a hermit crab, including supplies needed, feeding, cleaning, health, and safety.

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Children's Literature - Barbara L. Talcroft
Kids are often beguiled by the idea of owning a pet; unfortunately, taking responsibility for daily care may not be so exciting. This "Positively Pets" series, written with a veterinarian as consultant, is designed to provide easy-to-read information about the care of pets most often chosen. Starting with bright covers showing smiling children and their perky pets (if a hermit crab can be considered perky), the books stress responsibility while addressing eight topics important to future owners. In this title, hermit crab—lovers will learn about necessary supplies like aquariums, sand, and extra shells. Other sections, each accompanied by a well-chosen color photo, explain the essentials of setting up an aquarium, feeding the crab, and cleaning up after it. Readers are advised to provide a dark place for a crab to molt and are assured that a hermit crab can live for six to fifteen years. One page in each book introduces a wild relative—in this case, the huge coconut crab; the last topic—decoding hermit crab behavior—offers helpful insights; for example, "Hermit crabs sometimes climb over each other or push each other around. Don't worry, this is normal." In place of sidebars, a small cartoon crab (created by Kim Brown) speaks directly to readers: "Pick me up from the back or top of my shell. Keep your hand flat when you hold me. Otherwise, I might get scared and pinch you." Each book in this useful, well-presented series includes a glossary, a bibliography, and an index.
School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-These three titles provide concise, competent introductions to the responsibility and fun of being a pet owner. Each volume introduces the creature in question, explains what is needed to keep it safe and healthy, and offers a bit about its life expectancy. There is also information on "Wild Relatives" (a nine-pound coconut crab in Hermit Crab) and decoding your pet's behavior. The FactHound Web portal presents safe, accurate, and current online resources. These books are hardly groundbreaking in terms of pet care, but they are attractive and well suited for young readers in both tone and content. The clear color photographs display the animals in all their glory. In each book, a cartoon pet provides commentary from outside the main text, similar to the cricket in Cricket magazine.-Kara Schaff Dean, Needham Public Library, MA Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736863889
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2006
  • Series: Positively Pets Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,281,094
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • Lexile: 660L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2008

    hermit a popular pet or great pet

    i just read this book today 1-11-08 and i think it needs more pages but other than that it is very informational to kids who are just starting off as great pet owners read my other review at hermit crabs the book .

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