Harriet is a hardworking kangaroo mom. She delivers the mail each day, carrying loads of letters, envelopes and packages in her humongous pouch. After a long week of work, Harriet decides to take days off to relax and go to the beach with her little Joey. Seeking peace and rest, the good-hearted Harriet embarks on her journey to the seashore, carrying Joey in her comfy, specious pouch. Along the way, she encounters a unique blend of hilarious and quirky marsupials, who ask Harriet to carry their stuff-from swim fins to kayak, so they too can go to the beach. Poor good-natured Harriet cannot say no until. . . . Written in rhyming verses and lively conversations, Harriet Can Carry It is a uniquely playful story that is sure to delight young readers. Repetitive words and phrases with wit make the story fun to read aloud. Sarah Laver's endearing watercolors of marsupials capture the playfulness of the story, the memorable characters, and Harriet's long journey to the peaceful beach.
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This is a great story about how sometimes we get pushed into things we don't really want to do. Then, we reach our limit. It has beautiful illustrations. And at the end of the book it gives facts about the different Australian animals that were portrayed through the story.
A great story book that is written in rhyme About Harriet the kangaroo who is having a hard time She decides she needs a day at the beach with her son They pack up their things in her pouch then they’ve gone On the way they meet other marsupials who Want to go to the beach with them too But they all want Harriet to carry whatever they bring In her pouch with her Joey and all of their things As others join them in going to the beach The end of her tether Harriet will reach To find what happens next you’ll need to look Inside this beautifully illustrated book The tale is a great one that all will enjoy It won’t matter a bit if you’re a girl or a boy The story is one that will appeal to both so Go on now folks - go give it a go! After the story there's information for you About Australian marsupials and mammals too So it isn't just a story that's in this book But facts too, so go take a look! Thanks to the author, publishers and NetGalley too for letting me look at this book n exchange for this, an honest review.