Henry the hermit crab wanted MORE. He was sick of not having sequins, sparkles, flounces and frills like other sea creatures and wished hermit crabs didn’t just hide in the sand with their boring shell. The 6 year olds who read it loved the sparkly title, the glittery pictures and rhyming language. They enjoyed the variety of characters, all creatures living on the Great Barrier Reef and the surprise ending, making the shark a ‘goodie’.
Children listening to the story felt the descriptive language was a bit complex and a bit of a tongue twister to read out loud. It is recommended for 6-9 year olds.
Review by Library Class – Caulfield Grammar School – Wheelers Hill Campus