The Hermit Crab

Illustrated by Carter Goodrich
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About The Book

The hermit crab would prefer to blend into the background. He is happy to spend his time alone, looking for food. But when he finds a flashy new shell, he can’t resist trying it on for size. He is so taken with it that he doesn’t notice the mysterious contraption that floats down from the surface. While the lobster wonders if the contraption is a restaurant and the bluefish thinks it’s a trap, the poor flounder gets stuck underneath! When the hungry hermit crab investigates the delicious smells coming from the contraption and frees the flounder, he inadvertently becomes a hero. But is the hermit crab ready for the limelight?

About The Author

Carter Goodrich has illustrated sixteen New Yorker covers and was the lead character designer for Brave, Ratatouille (for which he won the International Animated Film Society’s Annie Award for character design), and Despicable Me. He has designed characters for many other beloved animated films, including Finding NemoMonsters, Inc; and Open Season. Of the films he has worked on, four have gone on to win Academy Awards. A Rhode Island School of Design graduate, he has twice been awarded the gold medal from the Society of Illustrators in New York. His picture books include We Forgot Brock!Say Hello to Zorro!Zorro Gets an OutfitMister Bud Wears the ConeA Creature Was Stirring, and The Hermit Crab. Carter lives in Los Angeles, California. Be sure to visit Carter at CarterGoodrich.com.

About The Illustrator

Carter Goodrich has illustrated sixteen New Yorker covers and was the lead character designer for Brave, Ratatouille (for which he won the International Animated Film Society’s Annie Award for character design), and Despicable Me. He has designed characters for many other beloved animated films, including Finding NemoMonsters, Inc; and Open Season. Of the films he has worked on, four have gone on to win Academy Awards. A Rhode Island School of Design graduate, he has twice been awarded the gold medal from the Society of Illustrators in New York. His picture books include We Forgot Brock!Say Hello to Zorro!Zorro Gets an OutfitMister Bud Wears the ConeA Creature Was Stirring, and The Hermit Crab. Carter lives in Los Angeles, California. Be sure to visit Carter at CarterGoodrich.com.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (June 2009)
  • Length: 40 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781416938927
  • Grades: 1 - 5
  • Ages: 6 - 10

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Awards and Honors

  • CCBC Choices (Cooperative Children's Book Council)
  • Keystone to Reading Book Award Master List (PA)
  • Bank Street Best Books of the Year
  • Mockingbird Reading Program (Abilene ISD, TX) Outstanding Titles

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