Johanna Hurwitz, the author of more than 70 popular children's books, began her career as a children's librarian working for the New York Public Library as well as school and other public libraries. Married and the mother of two grown children and grandmother of three, Johanna says that many of her books have grown out of family life or observations made during her library work. Her first book was Busybody Nora and it gradually grew into a series of fourteen books about city kids living in an apartment building. Nora and her brother Teddy as well as their neighbors Russell and Elisa interact with their neighbors and their city environment. Because they live near and play often in Riverside Park, this series was eventually named "The Riverside Kids." Each book is made up of six self-contained chapters which can be read individually or together.
Nora and Mrs. Mind-Your-Own Businessby johanna Hurwitz
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Nora has made friends with all the people in her building--almost. Cranky Mrs. Ellsworth, whom Nora has nicknamed Mrs. Mind-Your-Own-Business, just won't be friendly. Then one day Mommy needs a baby-sitter for Nora and Teddy. No one can take the job...except Mrs. Mind-Your-Own-Business! Teddy is scared, but Nora is curious. Will Mrs. Mind-Your-Own-Business become their friend at last?
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My daughter who is 5 years old loves chapter books. We were looking for a new series to begin since we had completed the last book of our favorite series. I began reading this book to my daughter without proof reading it first. A BIG mistake. Chapter one was okay but left me with an uncomfortable feeling. After reading chapter two I should have put it away for good. Chapter two concerns two little kids, 6 and 4 years old who aren't allowed to go Trick-Or-Treating because it is, 'an old pagan custom'. Okay, so I was able to explain that one but when we got to the chapter titled Know-It-All-Nora I was in trouble. Nora is in first grade and finally loses her first tooth. My daughter is very concerned with this since she is the only one in her Kindergarten class who has not yet lost a tooth. Anyway, it goes on to say that Nora should put her tooth under her pillow for the Tooth Fairy. She does with great anticipation only to find out that there is no tooth fairy. She is told by her parents to be a 'big girl' and not spoil the surprise for her little brother. I couldn't believe this!!! This is a book for Ages 6-9 with a reading level of 2.6. Why would any one want to burst a child's bubble so young?? How many kids at that age haven't even lost a tooth yet!? I learned my lesson, I will proof read before I read to my children!