Cover of A house for Hermit Crab

A house for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle

Published 1 October 1988

A modern-day fable based on the true habits of the hermit crab, this story also addresses the problem of growing up - "it's time to move", says Hermit Crab, "I've grown too big for this little shell". This picture book has colourful collage illustrations characteristic of the author, who is best known as the creator of "The Very Hungry Caterpillar".