Horrible Harry and the Holidaze

Horrible Harry and the Holidaze

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by Suzy Kline, Frank Remkiewicz
     
 

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The holiday season is here, and the kids in Room 3B are learning about all the different ways people celebrate. In addition to Christmas and Hanukkah, there’s Kwanzaa, Three Kings’ Day, Korean New Year, and more. All the talk about holidays has everyone feeling festive. Everyone, that is, except Harry. He doesn’t seem to care about the holidays, the… See more details below

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The holiday season is here, and the kids in Room 3B are learning about all the different ways people celebrate. In addition to Christmas and Hanukkah, there’s Kwanzaa, Three Kings’ Day, Korean New Year, and more. All the talk about holidays has everyone feeling festive. Everyone, that is, except Harry. He doesn’t seem to care about the holidays, the class pet, or even the new student in class. It’s clear that something is bugging Harry—but what could it be?

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Children's Literature
What's wrong with Harry? He's not being horrible, and that is quite noticeable as Room 3B begins to celebrate five winter holidays: Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Three Kings' Day, Korean New Year and Christmas. Dexter Sanchez' father brings in a shoe and a crown cake to explain Three Kings' Day, celebrated among Hispanic peoples. Ida Burrell's mom comes with a hat-making project and explains the new African-American holiday of Kwanzaa. Everyone has fun but Harry. What's wrong? Poor Harry is discombobulated since his great-grandpa moved into a nursing home; but celebrating Hanukkah there on a field trip seems to be just what the class and Harry need to bring back his good spirits and his horrible ways. This just-right book never gets pedantic while explaining the different cultures in Room 3B and always stays in character for early chapter book readers. The pen and ink pictures are irreverent and cute, exactly meeting the spirit of the irrepressible third graders. Fun for all, and lots of information, too. 2003, Viking, Ages 7 to 10.
— Judy Chernak
School Library Journal
Gr 1-3-It's December, and the children in Room 3B are excited about a new classmate, a new class pet, and the chance to learn about the five winter holidays that various classmates celebrate-Three Kings' Day, Korean New Year, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, and Christmas. Harry seems listless, but snaps back to his usual self when the teacher finds out that he's unhappy because his great-grandpa has gone to a nursing home, and she takes the whole class to visit him. The presentation of the various holidays is uneven in coverage and somewhat dull, although things pick up at the end when the kids receive gifts from their Secret Santas. Fun for beginning chapter-book readers, despite the educational elements.-E. M. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Fun for beginning chapter book readers. (School Library Journal)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101076859
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
09/09/2004
Series:
Horrible Harry Series
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
80
Sales rank:
342,853
Lexile:
560L (what's this?)
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
7 - 9 Years

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Fun for beginning chapter book readers. (School Library Journal)

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