Hector leaves his shell in a special place while exploring at the beach, but when he goes to put it back on, he finds the shell missing. If he goes home without his shell, Hector’s family will be upset, so he sets off to uncover it.
On his journey Hector crosses paths with a sunbathing whale, a rhino lifeguard, and a hermit crab. When he doesn’t find his shell, he tries making one, experimenting with different materials (newspaper definitely doesn’t work), then tests alternatives (including a jetpack!).
It seems Hector’s journey might not be successful, but he suddenly remembers where he left his shell and all is right again.
Hector’s Shell is a story of lost and found, filled with the antics of a cute shell-less turtle wearing oversized glasses and a wandering imagination.
Title: Hector’s Shell
Author/Illustrator: Thomas Radcliffe
Publisher: The Five Mile Press, $19.95 RRP
Publication Date: July 2015
For ages: 3+
Type: Picture Book