A House for Hermit Crab
Written and Illustrated by: Eric Carle

 Summary: Hermit outgrew his shell and had to go out into the big ocean to find another. Hermit spends a year getting his new home just like he wants it only to find that it's time to move again.



 Would you like to meet the author? Visit The Official Eric Carle Website and read the Biographical Notes for Eric Carle. He says this book was written to show children that new experiences don't have to be scary but can be great adventures. Read suggestions from other teachers for using this book in the classroom at - Bulletin Board: A House for Hermit Crab.

 To learn more about the hermit crab. Read the article, Hermit Crab - Can you spare a shell? You can find facts about other sea animals at the Let's Find Out Encyclopedia. Just type the words sea animals in the box and click on the search button.


 Hermit crabs live on the ocean floor. They protect themselves by withdrawing into their borrowed shells. Hermit needs to get to his new home before he gets eaten. Help Hermit find his way through the Maze to his new home. Find the animals that Hermit met.

Read a Rebus Story about Hermit. Then see if you can write one of your own.

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