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Move over, Max and Ruby. Harry and Clare are here to steal the sibling spotlight!
Harry and Clare are stuck at home for their spring break. No exotic locations, no plane trips, no exciting plans. So they make their own fun: the living room becomes Mars, the diving board at the pool becomes a pirate's plank and the local playground where the man-eating octopus lives. The trouble is, older sister Clare is the one making all the rules, and that means deciding on the game AND eating all the food. But Harry has a plan to turn the tables... if he can just keep his snacks out of the Abominable Snowman's clutches!
|Product dimensions:||8.10(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
TED STAUNTON writes for audiences of all ages, creating funny and perceptive stories of childhood, teen and family life. Trained as a teacher, Ted is also a speaker, performer, and workshop leader in schools, libraries and venues across Canada. When not writing his award-winning books, Ted likes to perform with the Maple Leaf Champions Jug Band. (He brings his guitar and banjo to school presentations as well.) He also enjoys running, reading and listening to music. Ted and his family live in Port Hope, Ontario.
MIKA SONG is a children's writer and illustrator who likes to make stories about sweetly funny outsiders. She grew up in Manila, Philippines and Honolulu, Hawaii before moving to New York to study animation at Pratt Institute. She worked in children's educational animation before devoting herself to writing and illustrating children's books. These days she draws in her tiny apartment in Chinatown and volunteers as a Reading Partners tutor with upper elementary kids.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a fun book about imagination, siblings and their rank in the family, as well as making the best of a situation. Fun illustrations accompany the text about Harry and Clare and how they spend their spring break. Harry and Clare are stuck at home for their vacation. Not only are they not going anywhere, but it is raining. Not a problem for these two imaginative children. The living room becomes Mars, the diving board at the pool becomes a pirate's plank and the local playground becomes the ocean where the man-eating octopus lives. the problem is that Clare, being older, thinks she is in charge. She decides what they are going to play, how they are going to do it as well as tricking Harry out of all his snacks. Harry, being a bright young man, comes up with an idea to turn the tables on Clare. This would be a great book to read to students just before spring and winter break. Parents could read it as well if their children are complaining about nothing to do and that they are bored. A fun read. The publisher generously provided me with a copy of this book via Netgalley.