Sherman and the crew of Kapupu Lagoon from the comic strip "Sherman's Lagoon" return in DISCOVER YOUR INNER HERMIT CRAB, the 15th collection of "Sherman's Lagoon" comics. In this collection of strips Sherman attempts to overcome his fear of snakes, Hawthorne (the hermit crab) opens an optometrist office, the Lagoon Film Festival comes to the Lagoon, Kahuna turns Sherman and Ernest into humans so they can enter a sand-sculpting contest, Sherman finds a box of dog treats, Sherman and Megan go on vacation to Mexico, Fillmore opens a library, Sherman enters a 5K race, "Ocean's Got Talent" tapes in the lagoon, Sherman gives Megan a cursed pirate necklace, Sherman and Megan win the lottery, and Sherman and Megan have Kahuna turn them into humans so they can go on a cruise. In addition, through the use of satire, "Sherman's Lagoon" comments on important scientific theories (global warming--it's probably happening) and political events (the healthcare bill probably wasn't a good thing).
"Sherman's Lagoon" is a funny strip, but I found DISCOVER YOUR INNER HERMIT CRAB to be a little lackluster. Hawthorne is always trying out some new scam, but in this strip he opens an optometry office, a tattoo parlor, and a health insurance office. Characters in the strip go to Kahuna not once, not twice, but three times to be turned into humans. It was just a little bit too much of the same thing over and over. Of course, there are some new things that happened. The "Ocean's Got Talent" and the Lagoon Film Festival were nice storylines. But there were also some storylines that were really far-fetched, such as when Sherman and Megan win the lottery.
DISCOVER YOUR INNER HERMIT CRAB isn't the best collection of "Sherman's Lagoon" comics and it is a bit repetitive. However, "Sherman's Lagoon" is a funny comic strip and despite the short-comings of this particular collection, the overall humor still shines through.