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The Bumpy, Lumpy Horseshoe Crab; Did You Make the Hole in the Shell in the Sea?

$ 14.99
MCA Silver Award
Author(s): Janice S. C. Petrie
Pricing Notes: $10.99/paperback
Audience: Ages 3-10

"The Bumpy, Lumpy Horseshoe Crab: As low tide comes and the salty water slips away, a sleek little horseshoe crab learns how taking critters and creatures for a ride could save his life!

"The Bumpy, Lumpy Horseshoe Crab" is a horseshoe crab adventure with a happy ending. This picture book has a whimsical, rhyming style, and portrays horseshoe crabs exhibiting behaviors that they commonly use in real life. It's the perfect choice for a family read-aloud for children 3-10 years old. It's also a great tool for teachers who are studying marine life or coastal sea animals. The fun, colorful, simply drawn illustrations are expressive, and bring each sea creature to life. Although two horseshoe crabs are the central characters, periwinkles, limpets, barnacles, and green and Jonah crabs are also portrayed in the story. At the end of the story, there are pages containing information about horseshoe crabs and other sea animals that appear in the story.

"Did You Make the Hole in the Shell in the Sea?": Was it a shark, or did some other sea creature make a perfectly drilled hole in a clamshell? Come along and solve the mystery. "Did You Make the Hole in the Shell in the Sea?" has rhythmic and rhyming text, and simply drawn illustrations that are brightly colored and inviting. Each expressive character helps to bring the story to life, and although the story is fictitious, all of the characters tell an authentic tale of what really happens at the edge of the sea. The repetitive text and rich vocabulary make this a fun read aloud for ages 3-10 for families. This book is also an entertaining choice for any classroom teacher who's studying the sea, and searching for a fun book packed with true facts about coastal marine life including sea stars, lobsters, clams, moon snails, and seagulls. Don't miss this seaside adventure. The journey is about to begin. And the next time you find a shell at the beach with a perfectly drilled hole, you'll know exactly what made the hole in the shell in the sea!

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