Old Shell, New Shell: A Coral
|Rating||:||4.23 (756 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||40 Pages|
Five Stars Amazon Customer very nice book!. Beautiful illustrations make the coral reef come alive! The illustrations are what caught my eye with this book about a hermit crab's quest to find a new home. The cover shown above gives you an idea of the detailed artwork within. At the end of the book are line drawings explaining the various plants and animals that live in a coral reef. My 7 yo daughter has been enjoying this book for a couple of years now. A nice simple story.. "A very highly recommended story of problem-solving & change." according to Midwest Book Review. Hermit crab loves his shell but he's outgrown it - he sets out to seek a replacement but finds only another crab with the same problem. Very simple text and large color illustrations of coral reef life accompany a story of problem-solving and change.
Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.. The tale opens lyrically: "In the watery gardens, where sea anemones flowered and fish as bright as butterflies sailed among the coral, there lived a hermit crab!" But the tone is not sustained, and the text is sometimes confusing (for example, the crab laments, "I need a shell with some of these," but it's very difficult to tell what he is referring to). From Publishers Weekly A brilliantly illustrated coral reef teeming with clownfish, spiny lobsters and sea slugs dominates this fictional account of a small hermit crab in search of a larger shell. The nine-page appendix describes the Great Barrier Reef setting and c
A hermit crab who has outgrown his shell searches for a new one among the creatures of Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Includes a key which identifies the coral reef animals in the illustrations.