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Sharing a Shell

Written by Julia Donaldson
Illustrated by Lydia Monks

Suitable for: 0-5 years, 5-7 years (Key stage 1)

Sponsored by: The Shoezone Trust

Available braille grades: Grade 1, Grade 2

When Crab finds a new shell, he doesn’t want to share it with anyone – especially not a blobby purple anemone and a tickly bristleworm. But life in the rock pool proves tougher than Crab thinks and he soon finds he needs his new housemates.

Sharing a Shell is a charming underwater tale of friendship and fun from the picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, creators of What the Ladybird Heard. With brilliant rhythmic verse, bright and distinctive illustrations, this is a firm favourite with children and parents alike.

Listen to an audio clip

Hello, my name’s Olivia and I’m going to share a story with you about three little sea creatures who need to find a home. Are you ready? Let’s take a trip to the seaside! * seashore sounds
On the front cover are three friends sitting on the yellow sandy beach with the sea behind them. We have a bright-orange crab, who is tucked inside a huge, swirly shell. And next to him is a squishy pink and purple sea anemone, and a yellow bristle worm. We’ve created a feely picture of the three friends and we’ll explore them in a moment.
Out at sea there are lots of white seagulls, a fisherman in a little red boat and even a dolphin, popping its head up to say hello!
Turn over the cover and we’ll explore our first feely picture!

What's inside

  • A picture book with braille pages and raised tactile images.
  • Audio descriptions with music and sound effects in your chosen format of either CD or USB.
  • An ‘Articles for the Blind’ returns label for the free and convenient return of the box.

Touch to see image list

Rock Pool

Big Fish

Sharing a Shell

What our members say

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Beach Book Mira loved the book. Her favourite topic is the beach. We enjoyed beach sound effects too.
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