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Una casa para Cangrejo Ermitaño (A House for Hermit Crab)

Illustrated by Eric Carle
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Children facing change in their own lives will relate to Hermit Crab’s story—and learn a lot about the fascinating world of marine life along the way.

Los niños que estén expuestos a cambios en sus vidas se identificarán con el cuento del Cangrejo Ermitaño, y, de paso, aprenderán mucho sobre el fascinante mundo de la vida marina.


Poor Hermit Crab! He’s outgrown his snug little shell, so he finds himself a larger one—and many new friends to decorate and protect his new house. But what will happen when he outgrows this shell, and has to say goodbye to all the sea creatures who have made Hermit Crab’s house a home?

¡Pobre Cangrejo Ermitaño! Su ajustado caracol se le ha quedado pequeño, así que encuentra uno más grande, al igual que a muchos nuevos amigos que van a decorar y proteger su nueva casa. Pero ¿qué ocurrirá cuando el nuevo caracol se le quede pequeño y tenga que decir adiós a todas las criaturas marinas que han hecho de la casa del Cangrejo Ermitaño un hogar?

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Eric Carle (1929–2021) was acclaimed and beloved as the creator of brilliantly illustrated and innovatively designed picture books for very young children, including Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me; Have You Seen My Cat?; and TheTiny Seed. His best-known work, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, has been translated into seventy languages and sold over fifty-five million copies. Carle illustrated more than seventy books, many bestsellers, most of which he also wrote, and more than 170 million copies of his books have sold around the world. In 2003, Carle received the Children’s Literature Legacy Award for lifetime achievement in children's literature. In 2002, Eric and his wife, Barbara, cofounded The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art (CarleMuseum.org) in Amherst, Massachusetts, a 40,000-square-foot space dedicated to the celebration of picture books and picture book illustrations from around the world, underscoring the cultural, historical, and artistic significance of picture books and their art form. Eric Carle passed away in May 2021 at the age of ninety-one. His work remains an important influence on artists and illustrators at work today. Find out more at Eric-Carle.com.

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Eric Carle (1929–2021) was acclaimed and beloved as the creator of brilliantly illustrated and innovatively designed picture books for very young children, including Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me; Have You Seen My Cat?; and TheTiny Seed. His best-known work, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, has been translated into seventy languages and sold over fifty-five million copies. Carle illustrated more than seventy books, many bestsellers, most of which he also wrote, and more than 170 million copies of his books have sold around the world. In 2003, Carle received the Children’s Literature Legacy Award for lifetime achievement in children's literature. In 2002, Eric and his wife, Barbara, cofounded The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art (CarleMuseum.org) in Amherst, Massachusetts, a 40,000-square-foot space dedicated to the celebration of picture books and picture book illustrations from around the world, underscoring the cultural, historical, and artistic significance of picture books and their art form. Eric Carle passed away in May 2021 at the age of ninety-one. His work remains an important influence on artists and illustrators at work today. Find out more at Eric-Carle.com.

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