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When a young girl has a series of mishaps at home one day, her mother tries not to lose her temper--and does not quite succeed.
"Lively illustrations sparkle . . . [This book] should prove a soothing balm for exasperated moms and their busy little bees."—Kirkus Reviews
"Harriet . . . is a thoroughly engaging character, one whose acquaintance readers will be delighted to make."—The New York Times Book Review
Posted April 29, 2005
Posted July 24, 2001
As the mom of an energetic, strong-willed, creative girl (who also happens to be named Harriet,) I found this story of a mother and daughter who make mistakes, apologize, forgive each other, and find the energy to be silly again completely beautiful and real. I thank the author for capturing such an everyday scenario and reminding us that nobody is perfect, and that at any moment we can be vulnerable and more intimate with our children if we choose to be.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 11, 2000
Our family just HAD to buy 'Harriet' because we have and love ALL of Marla Frazee's beautiful picture books. Mem Fox's story of a mom that finally 'yelled and yelled' is wonderful and real. The perfect match for the warm, funny, comforting and wonderfully real illustrations that Frazee is loved so much for. Add this one to your collection too!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.