Author: Eric Carle
Illustrator: Eric Carle
Publisher: Aladdin; Reprint edition (April 1, 2002)
Summary: This cute fable is about Hermit Crab who has outgrown his shell and is looking for a new one. Along the way, he meets new friends who eventually help him decorate his new home. He lives with his friends for a short time because he has to look for another house. In the end, he finds a smaller crab who accepts his offer of his old shell and promises that his friends would be taken care of.
Classroom Uses: Storytelling, Read Alouds
Besides showing that we should help out when someone need it and that change can be a good thing; this book also includes information about different sea creatures. This is a great tool to teach children about marine life and their habitats.
Eric Carle's illustrations and stories are great! Highly Recommended!