Ten little hermit crabs scuttle to the beach,
Down swoops a seagull Screech! Screech! Screech!
Hush says the seashore,
Shh says the sea,
How many hermit crabs will there be?
Ten cute and funky hermit crabs play together on the beach, but as the story progresses, one by one they disappear. But young readers will be happy to know when only one hermit crab remains, he is reunited with his friends.
This brightly illustrated reverse counting book is a pleasing read-aloud offering. With rhyming text and a repetitive refrain which youngsters will learn to join in with, as well as the educational element of the counting, it will be enjoyed by both adults and children.
An entertaining early childhood offering which will withstand repeated readings.
10 Little Hermit Crabs, by Lee Fox & Shane McG
Allen & Unwin, 2009
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