The Hermit Crab (Junior Library Guild Selection (Simon & Schuster))

By Goodrich, Carter

Publishers Summary:
Hermit Crab is no hero. He would rather just keep to himself. He's content to spend the day looking for food and staying comfy in his shell. And when he finds a new shell, he is excited to have something so beautiful for himself.But when a mysterious contraption lands in the center of town, no one knows what to make of it. The lobster thinks it's a restaurant. The bluefish thinks it's a trap. No one is brave enough to go near it until they realize that flounder is trapped underneath!When Hermit Crab comes upon the contraption looking for the source of the delicious smell, he inadvertantly rescues the flounder and everyone in town cheers his triumph, but is he the hero or is his shell?

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978-1-41693-892-7
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School Library Journal

Reviewed on June 1, 2009

K-Gr 2 As the marine denizens are settling down to breakfast, a wooden crate falls near them, and the bluefish warns that it might be a trap. Then they realize that the flounder is missing, and the shy hermit crab becomes a hero when he dons the top half of a toy action figure he finds in the water and inadvertently releases...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2009

An unassuming hermit crab unwittingly becomes a hero after rescuing Flounder from a fisherman's trap. Unlike Clark Kent, he don't n...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on July 1, 2009

This book is beautiful to look at. Carter Goodrich has made exactly the right choices of color and media to depict this watery, ever-so-slightly smudgy world of greens and browns. How appropriate, then, that the hermit crab’s flashy digs are a bright, intense purple. Although the pictures clearly show what the shell really is, the text maintains the characters’ point of view, never identifying it as part of the detritus of huma...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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