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Is This a House for Hermit Crab?

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Hermit Crab will fit just right into summer story hours and family suitcases.
Paperback, Reading Rainbow Book, 32 pages
Published September 1st 1993 by Scholastic (first published March 1st 1990)
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I found this book so adorable lol.
repetitive scritch-scratch that kids can participate with. kinda long.
When this was published it was considered nonfiction, but there is only slight information here about the hermit crab which seems to only center on the crab finding a new shell. Certainly there are other details to learn.
Julie Graham 47150
Shells are one of the habitats the first graders in my class study. We read fictional stories about hermit crabs and non-fiction books about many kinds of animals that live in shells. Along with "Moving Day" by Robert Kaplan and "A House For Hermit Crab" by Eric Carle, I read this book. My students love the predictability of the hermit crab's sounds. It also opens up the discussion to talk about why animals need certain characteristics in their homes.
Fun art, good story. Beach ST?
Sabrina Henry
This is a very popular children's book. It is about a hermit crab getting too big, hence outgrowing his shell. He searches for a new home but is met with some challenges. I often see a copy of it in many preschool classrooms and other classrooms for young children. It has attractive illustrations. The repetition can be used to enagage children and build their comprehension skills.
Kelly Whelchel
Science Grade: 1 Fiction Topic: Hermit crabs

In these book it helps to show different types of homes. Use to explain the types of homes that a hermit crab may live in.

Possibly have a hermit crab in my class.

Have students draw their house. Have them also write about the type of house is right for us.
When Hermit Crab outgrows his old house, he ventures out to find a new one.
Cute story and great for participation of the kids using sand paper (Julie M) for every time the crab walks through the sand and the sound is scritch-scratch
I really like the pictures in this book. I look forward to reading more by the same author.

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Olson Family Matters
Fun repetitive pattern in the text - Madelyn enjoyed reading and joining in: "Is THIS a house for hermit crab?? Noooo."
cute but not realistic -- a crab would never try these things on
repetitive text was not very engaging
a good story for teaching environmental change
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