Clarence Henry the Hermit Crab – Winner of Pinnacle Book Achievement Award for fall 2021!

I was thrilled to learn that my children’s book, Clarence Henry the Hermit Crab, just won a Pinnacle Book Achievement Award! Thank you, Pinnacle, for this honor! It is always exciting to receive recognition for one of my books. I feel blessed and grateful! Congratulations to all the winners!

Clarence Henry the Hermit Crab

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Clarence Henry The Hermit Crab        
    Janice Spina


Clarence Henry is different from other hermit crabs. He came to his new home minus one claw and a leg. He needs to protect himself until he can grow new appendages. Will Clarence Henry be able to meet the challenges in his new water world?

Clarence Henry was a real aquatic hermit crab who lives in a saltwater fish tank in our home. We watched him interact with the other creatures in the tank.

He was resilient, intelligent, and a joy to have as a pet. We took some photos of him as he grew his claw and leg and changed shells. 

We shared these photos and facts about hermit crabs in the back of the book. I hope you will enjoy them. This book will make a wonderful resource for classrooms.

This book was written when we had a hermit crab in our 90 gallon fish tank. Clarence Henry was quite an interesting fellow. He came to us from an aquarium store. We didn’t realize that he was missing a front right leg and claw until we dropped him into the tank. This story tells his tale of how he persevered even with his handicap to do the best job he could in the tank and let the other creatures of the tank know how important his job was to them.

Children and adults love this book because of the important life lessons it imparts to children. Even if you are different from others that should not prevent you from being the best you can be, always do the best job you can at everything you do, and accept others who are different from you with kindness.

Jemsbooks Children’s books are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Thank you so much for stopping by to read this post and for your kind support of my books and blog. Please keep those reviews coming! They are like early Christmas gifts to me all year long! Keep reading and I will keep writing! Take care and God Bless!

Blessings & Hugs! Stay Safe, Stay Well and God Bless!


Janice Spina aka J.E. Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!







About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 42 books: 20 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, two young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 7 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her books have received 36 Book Awards and a few finalists awards. All Janice's books are available on, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on book 3 of a YA fantasy series an and book 2 in an angel series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. There are books in the works about a dog for ages YA. Her hobbies are crocheting, sewing, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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9 Responses to Clarence Henry the Hermit Crab – Winner of Pinnacle Book Achievement Award for fall 2021!

  1. Deanie Humphrys-Dunne, children's author says:

    Congratulations, Janice. That’s a great way to start the New Year.

  2. How awesome. Congrats!
    I have an aquarium myself and obviously the hermit crab is in there.
    I really like watching him, he moves very comically 😁

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