Sharing a Shell

By Julia Donaldson


The tiny hermit crab loves his new shell. He doesn't want to share it - not with a blobby purple anemone and a tickly bristleworm. But life in the rockpool proves tougher than Crab thinks, and soon he finds he needs his new housemates in this rollicking story of sea, shells and friendship.

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Author Biography

Lydia Monks is one of the UK's most original picture book artists, whose brilliantly coloured collage images have given her a strong following. Her previous books for Macmillan include ESMERELDA by Karen Wallace (0 333 76051 4), and QUEEN MUNCH AND QUEEN NIBBLE (0 333 96066 1) and THE SKIPPING ROPE SNAKE (0 333 98739 X), both by Carol Ann Duffy.