A House for Hermit Crab

A House for Hermit Crab

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Overview

A House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle, Keith Nobbs

Poor Hermit Crab! He's outgrown his snug little shell, so he finds himself a larger one—and many new friends to decorate and protect his new house. But what will happen when he outgrows this shell, and has to say good-bye to all the sea creatures who have made Hermit Crab's house a home?

Children facing change in their own lives will relate to Hermit Crab's story—and learn a lot about the fascinating world of marine life along the way.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442472242
Publisher: Little Simon
Publication date: 05/07/2013
Series: World of Eric Carle Series
Edition description: Book and CD
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 1,271,680
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: 650L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

About the Author

Eric Carle is an internationally bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator of more than seventy books for very young children including his most well-known title The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Born in Syracuse, New York, Eric Carle moved to Germany with his parents when he was six years old. He studied at the prestigious art school, the Akademie der bildenden Künste, in Stuttgart before returning to the United States, where he worked as a graphic designer for The New York Times and later as art director for an international advertising agency. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, now considered a modern classic, has sold more than 41 million copies and has been translated into sixty-two languages. With his late wife, Barbara, Eric Carle cofounded The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Massachusetts in 2002. Eric Carle divides his time between the Florida Keys and the hills of North Carolina.

Eric Carle is an internationally bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator of more than seventy books for very young children including his most well-known title The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Born in Syracuse, New York, Eric Carle moved to Germany with his parents when he was six years old. He studied at the prestigious art school, the Akademie der bildenden Künste, in Stuttgart before returning to the United States, where he worked as a graphic designer for The New York Times and later as art director for an international advertising agency. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, now considered a modern classic, has sold more than 41 million copies and has been translated into sixty-two languages. With his late wife, Barbara, Eric Carle cofounded The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Massachusetts in 2002. Eric Carle divides his time between the Florida Keys and the hills of North Carolina.

Hometown:

Northampton, Massachusetts and the Berkshires

Date of Birth:

June 25, 1929

Place of Birth:

Syracuse, New York

Education:

Akademie der bildenden Künste, Stuttgart, 1946-50

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A House for Hermit Crab 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As the cliché goes, 'Don't judge a book by its cover.'--- this is how you should approach House for a Hermit Crab. My 6 year old daughter wanted to get this book (free, as her class teacher gives books as 'awards' for filling up the reading logs) but when I saw the illustration on the cover, I suggested for her to choose something else... something better. One day, as we were picking out books from the library, I came across this book again. Curious, I took it and read it to my daughter. I was pleasantly surprised as the story was wonderfully written. The story imparts valuable lessons about courage and friendship. Although the illustrations may not be too appealing to the children, the story is amusing and amazing. I would recommend this to parents and children. :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have enjoyed reading this to my 4 year old. This is a great book about kindness, sharing, and also good for kids facing change (moving). It also sneaks in a lesson on the months of the year. But please be aware (as I wasn't) that the book for $4.95 (which I thought was a great deal) is only 4"x6". Not a full size book (it has all the pages but they're small). I'm returning mine so we can get the full size hardback.
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Eric Carle is one of my favorite authors. He has such a creative way to bring the simplest insects, and animals to life with his art and writtings. The hermit crab is looking for a home and shows extreme kindness to all he meets. The end melts your heart. This book is a classic and would love to be next to another great story of Eric Carle.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My sister and I enjoy this book.I think it is cute and informational. Also the illustrations are nice.Good work!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I love Eric carle and I am a fan of his books. this is one of the many that are amazing! :P
Guest More than 1 year ago
My son's mom won't let him have a hermit crab, but I did at my house. This book really came in handy for my son and I since it is informational as well as a fun story, just like 'Skog Forest' books.