I just had to share this Kirkus Review with fans of our newly released book, “The Lucky Hermit Crab and Her Swirly New Shell.” Sally MacLaughlin would be thrilled to know that this book was dedicated to her! She was so excited to see it, and sadly never got the chance.
“. . . Petrie’s full-color cartoon illustrations mix realistic detail with friendly facial expressions; the octopus hiding on almost every page makes for an excellent seek-and-find. The main text reads smoothly throughout, but the thought-bubble commentary from fish witnessing the crab’s difficulties is the story’s highlight. They offer fast facts about hermit crabs while amusingly reacting to the protagonist’s adventures. The ample ocean-creature terminology (exoskeleton, anemones) will challenge newly independent readers, and the interesting topic will provide encouragement.
A sea story with a solid message, fanciful rhymes, and engaging characters.”
If you’re a NetGalley user, there’s a free download of this book available, no password needed. We also have a free download on our website that’s password protected. Simply email us and we’ll be happy to provide the password. Reviews are always welcome and so much appreciated!