This richly illustrated and artfully designed children's book features Harold as a reluctant hiker who doesn’t want to journey with his parents to the top of a mountain. But along the way he encounters animals who encourage him and even join in Harold’s adventure. Harold learns to be a helpful companion, while together the band of eager hikers discovers the importance of perseverance, cooperation and teamwork to overcome obstacles and attain the challenging goal of reaching the summit.
Harold the Helpful Hiker is a pleasing and entertaining story that emphasizes the values of initiative, effort, cooperation and perseverance. The book's educational value accumulates as each page reinforces those important personal qualities. At the same time, Harold the Helpful Hiker teaches children about nature and the natural environment, especially as it accurately depicts the behavior of animals and their relationships in the wild.
Harold the Helpful Hiker celebrates nature and promotes positive character traits, while it makes children smile.