About the Book: The story is based on the real adventures of Santa Claws, a hermit crab adopted from the local beach store by a boy named Juston. Santa Claws creates many surprises for Juston and his family while they learn to live together at their beach condo in Amelia Island.
About Hermit Crabs: If you decide to adopt a hermit crab, remember they need love and care like any other animal. They are very sociable and like to be with other hermit crabs. They will even chirp and croak when talking to other crabs. They are nocturnal which means they like to play more at night than during the day. As Juston finds out, they are very good climbers!
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The Adventures of Santa ClawsAt Amelia Island
By Kelly Slate
AuthorHouseCopyright © 2012 Kelly Slate
All right reserved.
Chapter OneOne summer, My family and I went to Amelia Island, Florida for our vacation. On the way to our beach house, we stopped by a beach store to look at the water toys.
I went into the store with my family and the very first thing I saw was the Hermit Crabs - I wanted to get one as a pet so bad! When I looked into the aquarium, I saw the Hermit Crab that was perfect for me and decided to name him Santa Claws.
I couldn't wait to take Santa Claws into the beach house. He was going to live with us now. I set up his house with toys, food, water, and a bed so he would be happy as could be.
While I was sleeping though, Santa found a way to get out of his cage. I guess he was not happy with his new home, or maybe he was just trying to find me.
We looked for him all day, but we couldn't find him anywhere. That night I prayed that he was going to be ok. Right before I went to sleep though, Dad yelled out "I found Santa Claws"! Dad had been watching TV and saw Santa crawling across the floor behind him.
My Mom and I came running into the den, and Mom picked up Santa to put him back in his house. He must have been mad or did not like his house because he pinched mom on her finger!
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