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

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The hermit crab would prefer to blend into the background. He is happy to spend his time alone, looking for food. But when he finds a flashy new shell, he can’t resist trying it on for size. He is so taken with it that he doesn’t notice the mysterious contraption that floats down from the surface. While the lobster wonders if the contraption is a restaurant and the bluefish thinks it’s a trap, the poor flounder gets stuck underneath! When the hungry hermit crab investigates the delicious smells coming from the contraption and frees the flounder, he inadvertently becomes a hero. But is the hermit crab ready for the limelight?

About Carter Goodrich

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Carter Goodrich is the illustrator of A Creature Was Stirring. His animation work has also appeared in the films Finding Nemo; Shrek; Monsters, Inc.; and The Prince of Egypt.
Published June 2, 2009 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. 40 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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“The hermit crab in this story didn’t set out to be a hero.” So begins this appealing dive into the undersea world, created by a character designer for Finding Nemo.

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If the murky green front cover of “The Hermit Crab” tells us we’re under the sea, the jagged bolt of lightning across the book’s title prepares us to expect something funny -- because the zigzag points dramatically toward a nervous-looking pair of eyes peeping from inside a small shell.

Jun 06 2009 | Read Full Review of The Hermit Crab (Junior Libra...

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