Sharing a Shell

Sharing a Shell

Illustrated by Lydia Monks

Look! A crab, a crab with no shell,
Running along by the sea.
Tap, tap, tap! “You can’t come in!
You can’t share a shell with me.”

When the little hermit crab does find a shell he doesn’t want to share it – not with a blobby purple anemone and a tickly bristleworm. Join Crab, Blob and Brush in the rock pool for a story of sea, shells and friendship.

“clear characterful pictures and jolly verse for reading out loud” – The Independent

“Bright, bold and fun.” – Publishing News (Book of the Month)

Julia says ...

Here is a picture of me with the Sharing a Shell puppets.

And if you click here you can see watch Malcolm and me acting out the story on the beach, and Lydia drawing the characters. There is also a Sharing a Shell song. We’ve also recorded the song more professionally and you can hear this version on streaming platforms such as Spotify.