The tiny hermit crab loves his new shell. He doesn’t want to share it — not with a blobby purple anenome and a tickly bristleworm. But life in the rock pool proves tougher than Crab thinks, and soon he finds he needs his new housemates in this rollicking story of sea, shells and friendship.
About the Author
Julia Donaldson is the UK’s most successful picture book author; her titles include the acknowledged modern classic, THE GRUFFALO (978-0-333-71093-7), illustrated by Axel Scheffler and the young fiction series PRINCESS MIRROR-BELLE, also illustrated by Lydia Monks.
Julia’s brilliant events for children at schools, libraries and literary festivals are always in demand.
Lydia Monks is one of the most original picture book artists working today. Her distinctive use of colour and collage has gained her a strong following and the Smarties Prize. She has also illustrated THE PRINCESS AND THE WIZARD (978 1 4050 9076 6) and WHAT THE LADYBIRD HEARD (978 0 230 70650 7) for Julia Donaldson.