Reading/Interest Level: Toddler, Preschool
Author: Eric Carle
Publisher: Simon Spotlight
Constantly growing, Hermit Crab is almost always in search of a new shell to call home. With every shell he acquires, he quickly becomes busy with decorating it and making it his own. As he moves on from his old shells, however, he has to leave friends behind, and his beloved decorations. Thankfully, each time Hermit Crab finds new friends and new decorations.
The simple story line is easy to follow but lacks interest. While toddler and preschool aged kids will enjoy the illustrations and adventure that awaits them in A House for Hermit Crab, it is not one that parents or teachers will love reading over and over again. However, it teaches important lessons to young minds. Change is something everyone has to experience at some point, and a positive grasping of this concept can be discovered alongside Hermit Crab.