Book review: I Love Hermit Crabs, by Harold T. Rober

Rober, Harold T. I Love Hermit Crabs. (Pets are the Best series) Lerner, 2017. $25.32. 24p. ISBN 9781512415278 Ages 5-8. P8 Q8.

Amazing photographs and easy language for young readers provide an engaging story with interactive questions. The book includes a table of contents, hermit crab supplies, and picture glossary. A teacher’s guide with student handout and resources is available at under the series name.

Verdict: Although the book omits specific information about what a hermit crab eats, instead recommending that food be purchased at a pet store. It is a fun non-fiction read that should be in libraries and classrooms as well as a good resource for children who would like to have hermit crabs as pets.

March 2017 review by Deborah Gwynn.


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