Item description for A House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle...
Overview When Hermit Crab moves into his new and larger shell, all his sea creature friends come by to help decorate it and make it a home for him, yet when he gets too big and has to move to yet another shell, Hermit Crab worries about leaving his beautiful home and friends behind. Reprint.
Publishers Description Poor Hermit Crab He's outgrown his snug little shell, so he finds himself a larger one -- and many new friends to decorate and protect his new house. But what will happen when he outgrows this shell, and has to say good-bye to all the sea creatures who have made Hermit Crab's house a home? Children facing change in their own lives will relate to Hermit Crab's story -- and learn a lot about the fascinating world of marine life along the way.
Citations And Professional Reviews A House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2010 page 1245
PW Notes and Reprints - 04/01/2002 page 86
Publishers Weekly - 04/01/2002
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 7.75" Height: 11" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2002
ISBN 0689848943 ISBN13 9780689848940 UPC 076714006997
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More About Eric Carle
The secret of Eric Carle’s books’ appeal lies in his intuitive understanding of and respect for children, who sense in him instinctively someone who shares their most cherished thoughts and emotions.
The themes of his stories are usually drawn from his extensive knowledge and love of nature—an interest shared by most small children. Besides being beautiful and entertaining, his books always offer the child the opportunity to learn something about the world around them. It is his concern for children, for their feelings and their inquisitiveness, for their creativity and their intellectual growth that, in addition to his beautiful artwork, makes the reading of his books such a stimulating and lasting experience.
Eric Carle has received many distinguished awards and honours for his work, including, in 2003, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for his lifetime contribution to children's literature and illustration.
Carle says: “With many of my books I attempt to bridge the gap between the home and school. To me home represents, or should represent; warmth, security, toys, holding hands, being held. School is a strange and new place for a child. Will it be a happy place? There are new people, a teacher, classmates—will they be friendly?
I believe the passage from home to school is the second biggest trauma of childhood; the first is, of course, being born. Indeed, in both cases we leave a place of warmth and protection for one that is unknown. The unknown often brings fear with it. In my books I try to counteract this fear, to replace it with a positive message. I believe that children are naturally creative and eager to learn. I want to show them that learning is really both fascinating and fun.”
Eric Carle has two grown-up children, a son and a daughter. With his wife Barbara, he divides his time between the Florida Keys and the hills of North Carolina.
Eric Carle es el creador de mas de setenta libros ilustrados para ninos.
Nacio en Syracuse, Nueva York, pero a los seis anos de edad se traslado con sus padres a Alemania. En 1952, tras graduarse de la prestigiosa Akademie der Bildenden Kunste de Stuttgart, logro cumplir su sueno de regresar a Nueva York.
Ha recibido muchos e importantes premios y distinciones, entre ellos el Laura Ingalls Wilder Award en 2003, por su aportacion global a la literatura y a la ilustracion infantil.
En 2002, cincuenta anos despues de su regreso a los Estados Unidos, se inauguro en Amherst, Massachusetts, el Museo Eric Carle de Libros Ilustrados, donde se exhibe, ademas de la obra completa de Eric Carle, un buen numero de originales de los mas destacados ilustradores de libros infantiles del mundo entero.
Eric Carle currently resides in New York. Eric Carle was born in 1929.
Eric Carle has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about A House for Hermit Crab?
Great book for kids May 2, 2008
This is a terrific book for kids which helps them relate to change and moving on. My daughter took it to school and her class loved it. It's her favorite bedtime story.
A House for Hermit Crab Board Book Aug 1, 2007
I enjoy reading this book not only to my 18 month old son but for myself. At the moment he doesn't always sit for the whole book as it is a little long sometimes for a board book. I feel this book shows how all things start out small and grow bigger. It helps to have the months of the year in the story to show time passing! I believe it is simple enough for a toddler to understand!
Great book! Jun 27, 2007
This book is used in our Kindergarten literacy program at school. My daughter enjoyed the book there and wanted one for home.
Carle at his best Jan 20, 2007
It is Carle at his best; it is pretty to look at, a sweet story about friendship and one that teaches about real sea creatures.
In this story a hermit crab must chose a new shell as he has out grown his old one. His new shell is rather boring so he decides to decorate it with other creatures and plants that live in the sea. Each month he finds a new friend to decorate his home. Of course by the end of the year when his home is perfect it is also too small! Now the hermit crab must learn about sharing and start decorating a new home.
Review Me Dec 20, 2005
This book was very good to read. It talked about a crab who wanted to find friends to go along wiht his new home. He found so many friends and all of them was convient to his new house.