Book Description

Huxley’s shell is too small, but his mission to find a new home is hampered by an ocean of litter.

Huxley the hermit crab spends his days feasting on the delicious algae surrounding his ocean reef. When Huxley realizes that his shell has become too tight, he sets off on an adventure to find a new home. Along the way, Huxley finds several strange objects, but they don’t come from the ocean and would make a bad shell!

Will Huxley ever find his home?

  • The bouncing rhyme with a repeating refrain carries a story that children will love to read.
  • This book teaches children all about hermit crabs and how human litter poses a huge problem for them when they switch shells.
  • Vivid and expressive illustrations bring these ocean characters and settings to vibrant life.
  • Expressive ocean characters make Huxley’s dilemma’s funny and exciting.

Kylie Tull is a South Australian educator and author who developed an obsession with poetry and writing from an early age. Believing that every child is an author with countless stories to tell, Kylie has a passion for inspiring young readers to fall in love with creating stories of their own. She believes that children are made readers on their parent’s laps, and are made writers through connection, conversation and storytelling.

Alice Mastropaolo completed her academic studies at the Palermo Comics School. After graduating, Alice obtained a Master’s degree in Editorial Illustration, Toy design and Game Book at OPPI-Mimaster, Milan. She also gained a Master’s degree in Creative Direction at IED Milan, specialising as an Art Director in the advertising sector. Alice currently works as an illustrator and author for Italian and international publishing houses.

Interest Age: 5 to 8 years

Reading Age: 7 to 8 years

Hardback: $24.99 · 978-1-76036-212-6

World rights available, except for Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the UK and the US.

Book Details
Kylie Tull
Alice Mastropaolo
21.0 cm in H · 25.5 cm in W · 32 pages
Release Date:
5th September 2024
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