32 pages, 11.25 × 8 × 0.2 in
May 7, 2013
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1442472243
ISBN - 13: 9781442472242
From the Publisher
Eric Carle’s classic A House for Hermit Crab comes to life in this interactive book and CD package.
Based on the true behaviors of the hermit crab, young readers will empathize with Hermit Crab as he grows out of one house after another and searches for the perfect home. Children who must change schools, move to a new town, or even graduate to a new grade in school will relate to Hermit Crab’s situation and take heart as they see that growing up isn’t really so scary after all.
Eric Carle addresses the challenges of growing up with whimsy and wisdom in this modern classic that appeals to children and adults alike. This package includes a paperback book along with a CD of the story being read aloud.
About the Author
Eric Carle is an award-winning, children's picture book author and illustrator whose most recognized work is The Very Hungry Caterpillar Board Book. Carle was born to German parents in 1929 in Syracuse, New York. The family returned to Germany in 1935, moving to a suburb of Stuttgart. Carle disliked high school, quitting at the age of 16 before graduation. He was admitted as the youngest student to the Akademie der bildenden Kunste, an art school. After finishing at the Akademie, he worked as a poster designer for the U.S. Information Center in Germany until 1952, when he moved back to New York City. He was a graphic designer at the New York Times and later worked as an art director at L.W. Frohlich & Co. In 1963, Bill Martin, Jr. saw a poster of a red lobster that Carle had designed and asked him to illustrate Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, thus launching his freelance career. Among his many children's books are Hello, Red Fox, The Very Clumsy Click Beetle, and Pancakes, Pancakes! His title The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse made Publisher's Weekly Best Seller List for 2011. His title Brown Bear Brown Bear What to You See? made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2012.