Book Reviews of A House for a Hermit Crab

A House for a Hermit Crab
A House for a Hermit Crab
PBS Market Price: $7.09 or $3.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780887081682
ISBN-10: 0887081681
Publication Date: 8/20/1991
Pages: 32
Edition: Miniature
Reading Level: Ages 4-8
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 1 rating
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Book Type: Hardcover
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A very cute kids' book that's more about friendship and helping others, than houses.
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beautiful illustrations add to story's charm.
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This beautiful book written and illustrated by Eric Carle tells the story of the life of a hermit crab under the sea and all the fascinating sea creatures that he meets.
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We had "won" a hermit crab and thought the girls would enjoy reading a book about them by this great author. Unfortunately this book is about Marine hermit crabs (didn't know there was such a thing until I Googled it), not land hermit crabs.

If you have pet hermit crabs and want a book about them, this is not it. This crab is working on his home and lives in the ocean.
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What a great book to teach children about the life in the ocean and a sense of community. Eric Carle's illustrations are very colorful and detailed. The story starts with a hermit crab getting too big for it's shell and needs to find a new home (shell). The hermit crab finds the right fit but discovers that the new shell is missing things. In the search we learn about different sea creatures like coral, seaweed, and sea urchins. I highly recommend this book for children learning about ocean life as the story teaches a message about friendship and community as well.
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This is a wonderful book for teaching children sequences! It's great to see them learn the story and then be able to tell you what comes next.
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My kids LOVED this book and every other book by Eric Carle!
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One of Eric Carle's best.
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hermit crab finds a new shell and decorates it through the months. preschooler seems to be outgrowing Eric Carle so this isn't one of our favorites...
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Sweet, simple story about a hermit crab who needs a new shell. Includes beautiful, characteristic Eric Carle artwork, plus an opening poem and facts about sea life at the end.
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What a great book to teach children about the life in the ocean and a sense of community. Eric Carle's illustrations are very colorful and detailed. The story starts with a hermit crab getting too big for it's shell and needs to find a new home (shell). The hermit crab finds the right fit but discovers that the new shell is missing things. In the search we learn about different sea creatures like coral, seaweed, and sea urchins. I highly recommend this book for children learning about ocean life as the story teaches a message about friendship and community as well.
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Beautiful story with colorful pictures.
My kids love it.
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GOOD BOOK for teaching about HERMIT CRABS!
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Very cute story.
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Beautiful Gift book.

Eric Carle's magnificent collage illustrations invite readers and viewers on a breathtaking underwater tour where brilliantly-colored sea creatures dazzle and delight the eye. His modern-day fable is both wise and simple; based on the true habits of the hermit crab, it not only introduces young readers to the wonder and beauty of the marine environment but also contains an encouraging message for small children facing the inevitable challenges of growing up.
Hermit Crab's problem is that he keeps outgrowing things. When he outgrows his first shell-house, he's a bit scared. The next one he finds is big enough -- but depressingly bare. To his happy surprise, all sorts of beautiful and useful undersea neighbors come to his aid and decorate and protect his home. Finally, the new house is perfect but now it, too, has become too small! Once again, Hermit Crab must move on. But this time he is not only bigger -- he is more self confident. While he is sorry to leave his friends and his familiar shell behind, he now sees the future as full of exciting possibilities.
Children who must change schools, move to a new town, or even just be promoted to a higher grade will empathize with Hermit Crab's situation, and will take heart as they see that growing up is not really so alarming after all.
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My duaghter enjoyed this book. As with all Eric Carle books, there is the lesson in the story, but many other lessons to be taught throughout the book. I don't think we've met an Eric Carle book we haven't liked yet!
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An Eric Carle classic
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Very Cute book!