Is This a House for Hermit Crab?
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 . . .
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. Brand-new backmatter provides further learning about all things hermit crab.
A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection
Praise for Is This a House for Hermit Crab?
★ "A fresh, welcome return for a time-tested tale."—Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
★ "Few picture-book writers have used a repeated, rhythmic rhyme as successfully as McDonald. . . With only minor changes to the narrative, this new edition features Tillotson's lively, colorful illustrations and, in the back matter, informative notes on hermit crabs. A welcome new edition of a memorable read-aloud favorite."—Booklist, Starred Review