The utter simplicity of this beautiful picture book is breathtaking. By rearranging just four words, Emily Gravett creates a series of playful images which are a sheer joy -- and intensely satisfying. The loose energy of the pencil and watercolour pictures will be irresistible to adults and children alike.
The tiny hermit crab loves his new shell. He doesn't want to share it -- not with a blobby purple anenome and a tickly bristleworm. But life in the rock pool proves tougher than Crab thinks, and soon he finds he needs his new housemates in this rollicking story of sea, shells and friendship.
"The princess may try seven times to escape By changing her colour and changing her shape." But each time Princess Eliza changes into a blue fish, a yellow chick, a red fox or a black cat the wicked wizard finds her and sets her another horrible task. Will this plucky princess be able to outwit him and escape back to the palace in time to cut her birthday cake?