Is This a House for a Hermit Crab?

By Megan McDonald
Illustrators Illustrated by Katherine Tillotson Edition

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Publisher Holiday House Imprint Neal Porter Books ISBN


Is This a House for a Hermit Crab?

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Follow a hermit crab on the perilous journey to replace his outgrown shell in this classic picture book by the author of the popular Judy Moody and Stink series.

Hermit Crab has outgrown his shell, and it’s time for a new home to keep him safe from predators. The beach is strewn with possible choices, but none are quite right. A rock is too heavy; a tin can is too noisy; a fishing net has too many holes.

He stepped along the shore,

by the sea, in the sand . . .

scritch-scratch, scritch-scratch

When a giant wave sends Hermit Crab careening toward a hungry porcupine fish, will he find a hiding place in time?

Katherine Tillotson’s immersive artwork breathes new life into this classic text by Megan McDonald, beloved author of the Judy Moody series. Ample backmatter provides further learning about all things hermit crab.

Author's note. "Notes about Hermit Crabs." Full-color illustrations created with watercolor, acrylic, finger paint, and collage.
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