I will be featuring a different book in each of these posts until I have featured all 31 of my books. In this post the spotlight is on
Clarence Henry the Hermit Crab – published in February 2018
This book was written in memory of a real hermit crab that inhabited our 80-gallon saltwater fish tank at that time. He is no longer with us. Clarence Henry was an entertaining fellow. He did come to us with one less leg and one less claw. These appendages could possibly have resulted from a fight with another crab at the pet store. I wrote this story around the fact that he could still do his job of keeping the tank clean in spite of fewer appendages.
All Jemsbooks carry life lessons for children. I hope this will teach them that you can do anything that you put your mind to and succeed in life. 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 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.
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