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Elena's Shells
Elena's Shells

Elena's Shells



36 Pages, 10 x 10.75

Formats: Hardcover Picture Book

Hardcover Picture Book, $16.95 (US $16.95) (CA $22.95)

Publication Date: April 2019

ISBN 9781760360573

Rights: US & CA

Starfish Bay Publishing (Apr 2019)

Price: $16.95


A sweet and simple tale of compassion and sharing

Elena loves her impressive collection of wonderful seashells, so when a sneaky shell escapes, Elena uses all her efforts to get it back. Only then does she discover that the shell is home to a hermit crab. Will she find it within herself to help the hermit crab, or is keeping her shells her one and only priority?


"A young beachcomber learns about ownership—and friendship... Robbins' bright, childlike illustrations and minimal text match the sweet simplicity of her tale. Both tapir and hermit crab are adorable. An important lesson deftly delivered." —Kirkus Reviews

Author Biography

Rose Robbins is a children's book author and illustrator currently residing in Nottingham, United Kingdom. She has been making books since the age of six when she received a stapler for her birthday. As well as books, Rose makes ceramics, puppets, felt and soft toys. She can be found either stuck in a story, or thinking about a new story—anything to get out of doing the dishes or the laundry.