Summer Reading for Children PS-Grade 3 from JEMSBOOKS EXPRESS! Showcasing – CLARENCE HENRY THE HERMIT CRAB!

At this writing I have 19 children’s books for PS-Grade 3. Seventeen of these books are in rhyme while the other two are not. They all carry life lessons that encourage children to be kind, caring and sensitive to others’ feelings, help others in need and it’s okay to be different. Hop on JEMSBOOKS EXPRESS today with your children and peruse my award-winning children’s books!

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The life lessons that children will learn from this story are:

Clarence Henry the Hermit Crab – Clarence Henry teaches children to work hard and do the best you can do and be happy with who you are.


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 lived 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.

Clarence Henry was an entertaining fellow. He was always busy doing his job in his new home – cleaning the bottom of the tank. He did a remarkable job too! It made cleaning the tank a lot easier for my husband, John, who is the caretaker of our two tanks. It was a sad day when we lost Clarence. He is missed still.

We now have a new crab which I have introduced in other posts – His name is Sebas Jr. Check out the search engine for them. Each crab we have had (three) has its own personality. They are all different and wonderful to observe.

I wrote this book to keep Clarence Henry’s memory alive and so others could also get to know him. I hope you children will enjoy learning about Clarence Henry and the job that hermit crabs do. I also wanted to show children that it’s okay to be different and that we are all different but beautiful in God’s eyes and have important things to do in our lives. We must strive to be all that we can be.

Here are some review from Amazon using promos.

Thank you for stopping by to read this post. I hope you and your children will enjoy this book and all my other children’s books for some fun and entertaining reading this summer or any time. Feel free to come back soon for more posts that will surely surprise you.

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


Janice Spina aka J.E. Spina

Award-Winning Author

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About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 41 books: 20 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, two young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 6 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 33 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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