Is this a house for Hermit Crab?

3.88 avg rating
( 118 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780395732199: Is this a house for Hermit Crab?
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

When Hermit Crab outgrows his old house, he ventures out to find a new one.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From School Library Journal:

PreSchool-Grade 2-- Across flecked, sand-colored pages crawls Hermit Crab--"scritch-scatch, scritch-scratch"--hunting for a new house. He tries a rock, some driftwood, a plastic pail, and a net. Nothing suits him until, washed to sea by a great wave, he must find a place to hide from his enemies. An empty sea snail's shell provides the perfect home. Schindler's pastel illustrations provide the perfect visualization of the text. Hermit Crab and his enemy, the pricklepine fish, appear so realistic that children will want to reach out and touch them. Prints in the sand left by Crab's moving "houses," foamy waves breaking on the beach, the vastness of the ocean floor and its quiet greenness--all can be felt in Schindler's pictures. The bits of repetition in the text are pared with the visual continuity of sand and sea and the outgrown shell left on the sand as Hermit Crab tries on each prospective home. This wonderful marriage of words and illlustrations is destined to become a well-loved storyhour tale. Eric Carle's A House for Hermit Crab (Picture Book Studio, 1987)--a bit more sophisticated--could be paired with McDonald's story for a lesson on the habits of this interesting sea creature and its symbiotic relationship with its neighbors. --Susan Scheps, Shaker Heights Public Library, OH
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780531070413: Is This a House for Hermit Crab?

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0531070417 ISBN 13:  9780531070413
Publisher: Orchard Books, 1993
Softcover

9780531058558: Is This a House for Hermit Crab?

Orchar..., 1990
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
Published by HOUGHTON MIFFLIN (1995)
ISBN 10: 0395732190 ISBN 13: 9780395732199
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HOUGHTON MIFFLIN, 1995. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0395732190

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 38.24
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
Published by HOUGHTON MIFFLIN (1995)
ISBN 10: 0395732190 ISBN 13: 9780395732199
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HOUGHTON MIFFLIN, 1995. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0395732190

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 44.01
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

MIFFLIN, HOUGHTON
Published by HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
ISBN 10: 0395732190 ISBN 13: 9780395732199
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HOUGHTON MIFFLIN. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0395732190 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0140548

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds