Sharing a Shell

Look! A blob, a bright purple blob. What can this blob thing be? “Go away, Blob, whoever you are – you can’t share a shell with me.”

The tiny hermit crab loves his new shell. He doesn’t want to share it – especially not with a blobby purple anenome and a tickly bristleworm! But life in the rock pool is tougher than Crab thinks. Soon he finds that he needs his new companions, and that sharing a shell is all about sharing friendship and problems too! Pairing Julia Donaldson’s shimmering rhymes with vibrant artwork from Lydia Monks, this rollicking story of sea shells and sharing comes with a glittery cover.

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  • loved it

    This is mine and my daughters absolute favourite book to read together and my three year old knows all the words. It’s a lovely book, really bright and colourful with a great story and a lovely rhythm. We love love love it

    30 March 2016

  • This is about a hermit crab who finds himself a brand new shell and he loves it!

    9 March 2014

  • This is about some sea creatures having to share a shell.

    6 March 2013

  • i read it when i was younger it is really bad!!!!!!!!!!

    2 March 2012

  • loved it

    hello xxx this is flapper1309 how is everbody i hope you are ok?? love yoy loads xxxxxxx

    28 February 2009

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    Julia Donaldson

    Julia Donaldson is one of the UK’s best loved authors, known for brilliant picture books like The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and Stick Man. She was also the Children’s Laureate 2011-2013.

    Awards

    Julia has won many major book prizes, including the Smarties and Blue Peter Awards for The Gruffalo, the Blue Peter and Sheffield Children’s Book Prizes for Room on the Broom, the British Book Awards Children’s Book of the Year for The Gruffalo’s Child and the Red House Award for Super Worm. Julia was also the Children’s Laureate 2011-2013.

  • Awards

    Lydia Monks won the Nestle Smarties prize in 1999 for I Wish I Were a Dog, and the 2010 Royal Mail Award for What the Ladybird Heard, with Julia Donaldson.

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