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Author Lawrence, Ellen, 1967- author.

Title Hermit crabs / by Ellen Lawrence ; consultant, Professor Steve Hawkins.

Publication Info. New York, New York : Bearport Publishing, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Children's Non-fiction    j 595.387 LAW    Available
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Description 24 pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 26 cm.
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Series A day at the beach : animal life on the shore
Bearport science slam!
Lawrence, Ellen, 1967- Day at the beach: animal life on the shore.
Bearport science slam!
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Audience Ages 5 to 8.
Summary Whack! Smack! Thump! On a hot sandy beach, two hermit crabs are wrestling. The crabs are fighting over a large empty snail shell. First one crab grabs the shell, then the other pulls it away. The fighters roll over and over in the sand. What's so special about the shell? Each of the crabs wants the shell as its new home! Filled with information perfectly suited to the abilities and interests of its primary-grade audience, this colorful, fact-filled book gives readers a chance not only to learn all about hermit crabs and their seashore habitat, but also develop their powers of observation and critical thinking. Children will investigate, for example, why hermit crabs need to regularly change their shells, and what's about to happen when a group of hermit crabs lines up on the sand. Get ready for a fun and interesting day at the beach!
Contents A big fight! -- Borrowed shell -- Legs and more legs -- A hermit crab's world -- Breathing -- Hungry hermits -- Baby crabs -- First shell -- Time to swap -- Science lab -- Science words -- Index -- Read more -- Learn more online -- About the author.
Subject Hermit crabs -- Juvenile literature.
Decapoda (Crustacea) -- Juvenile literature.
Hermit crabs.
Decapoda (Crustacea).
Added Author Hawkins, Steve, consultant.
ISBN 9781684024452 (library binding)
1684024455 (library binding)

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