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Sharing a Shell

Written by Julia Donaldson

Illustrated by Lydia Monks

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LoveReading View on Sharing a Shell

A brilliant board book from the creators of What the Ladybird Heard. 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.

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Sharing a Shell Synopsis

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.

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.

Sharing a Shell Press Reviews

'The verse sparkles as much as the pictures.'   Independent on Sunday

Praise for The Singing Mermaid:

'[A] tip-top adventurous ballad which will hold its readers captive.' - Guardian

'a delightful rhyming adventure.' - Daily Mail

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ISBN: 9781509894161
Publication date: 04/04/2019
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Board book

ISBN: 9780330522502
Publication date: 07/05/2015
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Board book

ISBN: 9781405020480
Publication date: 06/05/2005
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780330522502
Publication date: 7th May 2015
Author: Julia Donaldson
Illustrator: Lydia Monks
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Board book
Suitable for: 3+ readers

About Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson is the outrageously talented prize-winning author of some of the world's best-loved children's books, including modern classics The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child, which together have sold over 17 million copies worldwide, and the hugely successful What the Ladybird Heard adventures. Julia also writes fiction, including the Princess Mirror-Belle books illustrated by Lydia Monks, as well as poems, plays and songs – and her brilliant live shows are always in demand. She was Children’s Laureate 2011-13 and has been honoured with an MBE for Services to Literature. Julia and her husband Malcolm divide their time between West ...

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