Sharing A Shell tells a story of a little hermit crab, a blobby purple anemone and a tickly bristleworm, originally written by a British author and playwright Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Lydia Monks, published in 2004 by Macmillan.
A little crab finds a shiny new shell to live in but doesn’t want to share with his friends. But the crab learns that when he’s faced with the difficulties the stormy sea throws at him, he’s better off with his friends. Eventually they figure out that the life is better when they are together.
Julia Donaldson has written 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 25 million copies worldwide and have been translated into over 100 languages.
The story is about exploring the themes of friendship, sharing, being kind to each other and valuing other’s strengths. Children will also learn about fascinating sea creatures and their habitats.
Sharing A Shell paper book edition features stunning visuals and large, adorable illustrations with simplified sentence structures and vocabulary which makes it an ideal storybook for young children to kindle their interest in reading. The rhyming and poetic sentences create a flow in the story that will keep the little ones going over them countless times and most importantly, this family favourite picture book will teach a very important life lesson about friendship and sharing in a fun way they will remember!
Check out other popular Julia Donaldson storybooks with beautifully redesigned covers like “The Gruffalo”, “The Gruffalo’s Child”, “The Snail and the Whale”, “The Smartest Giant in Town”, “Monkey Puzzle”, etc. for more fun and awesomeness!