Sharing a Shell by Julia Donaldson

Sharing a Shell

Written by Julia Donaldson
Illustrated by Lydia Monks

3+ readers   Baby and Toddler   
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The tiny hermit crab loves his new shell. He doesn't want to share it - not with a blobby purple anemone and a tickly bristleworm. But life in the rock pool proves tougher than Crab thinks, and soon he finds he needs his new housemates in this rollicking story of sea, shells and friendship.


Sharing a Shell by Julia Donaldson

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.

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Book Info


32 pages
Interest Age: From 2 To 99


Julia Donaldson
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Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Publication date

6th May 2005




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