The Hermit Crab

By Carter Goodrich; Carter Goodrich (Illustrator)
(Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9781416938927, 40pp.)

Publication Date: June 2, 2009

List Price: $16.99*
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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Summer 2009 Kids' List
“A hermit crab makes his home in a broken action figure and learns that even a shy animal can become a hero in the right situation.”
-- Katherine Fergason, Bunch of Grapes Bookstore, Vineyard Haven, MA


Description
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 Nemo"; "Monsters, 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 Outfit", "Mister Bud Wears the Cone", "A Creature Was Stirring", and "The Hermit Crab". Carter lives in Los Angeles, California. Be sure to visit Carter at CarterGoodrich.com.

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 Nemo"; "Monsters, 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 Outfit", "Mister Bud Wears the Cone", "A Creature Was Stirring", and "The Hermit Crab". Carter lives in Los Angeles, California. Be sure to visit Carter at CarterGoodrich.com.
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