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Harris the Hero

Harris the Hero

by Lynne Rickards, Gabby Grant
     
 

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Children's Literature - Carol Mitchell
This book tells the story of a Scottish puffin named Harris who feels lonely because all of the other puffins in his colony have mates. Told in a lilting rhyme, the story continues as Harris flies off in search of adventure and comes across a lost baby seal. Harris guides the baby seal through the sea to home. When seas get rough, the baby seal is in danger but Harris and other animals, including an otter, help the seal to find his home. There, the seal finds his mother and Harris finds a puffin wife. The book is written in a simple rhyme, but they are sometimes awkward. ("And up splashed a fish with a bit of seaweed: Tie this to the wood and we'll pull for more speed.") Still, children will love the creative and lively illustrations in this book. For example, when Harris is observing the puffin couples in his colony, the illustrator used very slight changes in the puffins' beaks and eyes to successfully convey their emotions. There are many instances in which the illustrations so clearly depict the action that the poem's verses seem repetitive and unnecessary. This book is a part of a Scottish-themed series called "Picture Kelpies." Reviewer: Carol Mitchell

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780863159527
Publisher:
Floris Books
Publication date:
07/28/2013
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

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