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Story: Time to Move

By Lissa Rovetch | Art by Amy Wummer

Highlights 4Cs

Curious, Creative, Caring, and Confident™
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Read along as popular Highlights characters Arizona, Tex, and Indi imagine what it’s like to be a hermit crab.

Tex and Indi’s family was spending a day at the beach. The twins and their sister, Arizona, were exploring some tide pools.  

“Look!” said Tex, pointing to a shell. “How can that little shell move all by itself?”  

“That little shell has a little somebody inside,” said Arizona. “A little hermit crab!” 

“There’s another tiny one,” said Indi. 

“And there’s a great big one,” said Tex. 

“We’ve been studying hermit crabs at school,” said Arizona. “Whenever they grow too big for their shell houses, they look around till they find a bigger one to move into.” 

“It would be pretty neat if people could do that,” said Tex. 

“What if every year on our birthdays we got a brand-new little house to carry around?” said Indi. 

“That would be so cool,” said Tex. “But where would we put all our furniture and stuff?” 

Just then, right before their eyes, a hermit crab crawled out of its shell.  

“Wow! Look at that!” said Tex. “He’s moving to a new home.” 

“Take a picture, Arizona, so we can show Mom and Dad,” said Indi. 

As Arizona took the photo, Tex said, “This is one of our best beach days ever.”