Sharing a Shell by Julia Donaldson

Sharing a Shell

Written by Julia Donaldson
Illustrated by Lydia Monks

3+ readers   
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A brilliant board book from the creators of WHAT THE LADYBIRD HEARD

Reader Reviews

Three friends, sharing a shell, Down by the sparkling sea, Rollicking all round the rock pool In their wonderful home for three. When the litte hermit crab finds a shiny new shell, at first he doesn't want to share it -- not with a blobby purple anemone and a tickly bristleworm, anyway! Join Crab, Blob and Brush in a story of sea, shells, and friendship -- and all about learning how to share.


Sharing a Shell by Julia Donaldson

Now available as a chunky board book with a glittery cover that's perfect for younger readers, SHARING A SHELL was the first ever story from the bestselling picture-book pairing of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, who have since gone on to create such classics as WHAT THE LADYBIRD HEARD and THE SINGING MERMAID. Praise for THE SINGING MERMAID. '[A] tip-top adventurous ballad which will hold its readers captive.' - Guardian '[...] a delightful rhyming adventure.' - Daily Mail


'The verse sparkles as much as the pictures.'

About the Author

Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson is the prize-winning author of the world’s most-loved picture books including What the Ladybird Heard and The Gruffalo, the latter of which has sold over 14 million copies worldwide, been translated into 50 languages and been adapted into a popular animated film. She was the UK Children’s Laureate from 2011-2013 and was awarded an MBE in 2011 for services to Literature. Julia lives in West Sussex and Edinburgh.

Click here to read a Q & A with Julia.

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Book Info


Board book
24 pages
Interest Age: From 2


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Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Publication date

7th May 2015




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