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Children's LiteraturePoor Harry. He just can't sit still, listen or follow directions at school. This proves to be a big problem when his teacher reads a story to the class that they will act out. Afterward, when the teacher asks the children which character they would like to portray, Harry has no clue, as he wasn't paying attention. When the students make bunny ears out of construction paper, Harry's are too big and floppy, as he wasn't paying attention when directions were given for the project. Finally, when his classmates exclaim in frustration that they think Harry will ruin the play, he decides to turn his behavior around and show them that indeed, he can listen! Not only does Harry learn his part, but also all of the different parts, which saves the day during the class play. Cheerful pictures cover each page in bright colors. This book illustrates how a simple behavioral change can make a huge difference. Children who have difficulty focusing will empathize with Harry. Step- by-step directions to make bunny ears as the children did in the story are included at the end of the book. The author, a former elementary school teacher, has illustrated and written numerous children's books. She and her husband live in Massachusetts. 2003, Holiday House, Ages 4 to 8.
— Cindy Carolan