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When Crab finds a new shell, he doesn’t want to share it with anyone - especially not a blobby purple anemone and a tickly bristleworm. But life in the rock pool proves tougher than Crab thinks and he soon finds he needs his new housemates.

Sharing a Shell is a charming underwater tale of friendship and fun from the stellar picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, creators of What the Ladybird Heard. With brilliant rhythmic verse, charmingly read by Julian Clary, this is a firm favourite with children and parents alike.

Enjoy more stories from Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks: The Singing Mermaid, Sugarlump and The Unicorn, What the Ladybird Heard and The Girl, the Bear and the Magic Shoes.

© Julia Donaldson; (P) Macmillan Publishers Ltd

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  • Frank Curley
  • 15-02-2015

Great teaching tool

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Will use this in a special needs setting, the children love to listen to the book as we flip the pages. There is a great lesson in sharing and getting along - the narrator has a soothing voice the children enjoy

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  • 08-05-2019

prefer the book

love this story but not keen on the narrator . didn't seem to flow very well

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