Synopsis: The lucky hermit crab found a perfect, swirly new shell to replace her old home she had outgrown. But when she gets too big for this favorite shell, will she be willing to let go of her special shell to find a bigger one that will keep her safe and comfortable?

What do hermit crabs and children have in common? They both outgrow things and have to leave them behind.

This is Petrie’s fourth picture book in the award winning Seatales Sea Animal Series. Each book in this series is a rhyming adventure, with brightly colored illustrations that bring to life authentic tales of what really happens at the edge of the sea. Petrie’s books are perfect for ages three through ten, but most adults are surprised at how much they learn from reading these stories, too!

Release Date: 8th August 2022

Genres: Picture Books, Hermit Crabs, Sea Creatures, Homes, Fish, Adventure.

Pages: 32

Thank you so much to Seatales Publishing Company and Netgalley for the ebook to read and review.

Review: The hermit crab had outgrown her shell home so had to go searching for a new one, she finds the most beautiful perfect shell to be in but she quickly gets too big and a scary octopus lurks by scaring her out so quick.

This was so adorable, I loved seeing the journey with the hermit crab making herself a new home. Trying to find the most perfect one, but struggling until it falls down right to her, it was so cute.

The illustrations were really pretty and I really liked the rhyming too, it made the story even more fun. I loved the little fish that went along with her to share facts as though they were discussing hermits to each other was a very clever touch.

I also liked that at the back you get facts about the hermits and octopus too which that’s great. I enjoyed this picture book a lot, it was so enjoyable, sweet and I think kids will love reading this, it’s fun, pretty and has a bit of education within it but in a very fun way.


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