Award-Winning Finalist in the Children's Picture Book: Hardcover Fiction category of the 2016 Best Book Awards
No pajamas at the park. No toys in the toaster. Harry’s parents say no to everything! That is, until Harry learns about hypnosis.
With a little practice, and Grandpa’s watch, Harry puts his parents in a trance and envisions a future full of fun and yes’s!
Comic books by the crate, night-vision goggles for his teddy bear, a pet monkey (or two)no request is too big or too bizarre. Harry loves his new freedom and, not to mention, all that bacon. So what if his robot goes rogue and playmates are hard to find? But when his ninja moves result in a playground pile-up, Harry starts to wonder if he really wants his every wish granted.
Hypnosis Harry is a wildly funny, sweetly silly look at the real meaning of the word no. Children will delight as little Harry answers the delicious question: What would you do if you could do anything? This charming romp is perfectly captured in the lively, layered illustrations of Sarita Rich. Each read reveals clever new details, making this the perfect reread for parent and child.
|Product dimensions:||8.90(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||3 - 6 Years|
About the Author
Catherine Bailey’s prior job titles include lawyer (interesting), sailboat deckhand (fun but occasionally sea-sicky), and Cartoon Network intern (best job ever, besides writing). Her hobbies include reading, 1980s movies, and travel. She’s the author of the upcoming picture books Mind Your Monsters and Lucy Loves Sherman. She resides in Stuart, Florida, with her husband and three children.
Sarita Rich grew up in northern Alaska spending afternoons snowed in, decorating the living room walls with abstract compositions in purple crayon. Once, she may or may not have been caught warming her Barbies in the toaster. Later, she became a middle school English teacher and then studied children’s book illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design. She lives with her husband and daughter in New Haven, Connecticut.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Harry lives in a world of No's: No you can't wear your pyjamas at the park, No toys in the toaster, NO to everything and he is fed up with that word. He thinks there was nothing he can do right. Then one day while listening to the t.v. the announcer booms in a loud voice... "Hypnosis - how to get everything you ever wanted?" Really? Could that possibly be true? Harry's ears pick up... "Hypnosis puts people in a trance so you control their every move." Bingo!!! Harry digs around the house and finds his grandfather's old watch and it's game on!!! After practicing on the family cat, the family dog, even the kid next door, Harry is ready for the big test... his parents!! Bingo again!! It works. Success brings a huge smile to his face. Harry immediately orders up cupcakes and a side of bacon for dinner, comic books by the crate, a huge drum to bang on, he throws out the nasty old broccoli and fires the babysitter. Oh trust me he doesn't stop there. He is just getting started. The sky is the limit and he almost touches the sky when the firecrackers he sticks into a cake and ignites explode right in front of him. He's in shenanigan heaven. Oh my! At the park his friends are whisked away from the wild, out-of-control boy by their parents but does Harry care? No way... he is free as a bird and can do and get anything he wants. Yahoo!!! What will he think of next? Life for Harry is over-the-top grand until one day using his best Ninja moves at the park he precipitates a near accident which causes Harry to wonder is it worth having every wish granted and come true? Is it really making him happy and all that it's cracked up to be? Mmmmmmm! Maybe his parents are saying No to him not to be mean and restrictive but because they care about his safety, about him evolving into a lovely mannered young man, and most of all because they love him so much. This delightful book will have kids giggling at Harry's wild antics and will teach them the real meaning of the word No. The truth does set you free. The illustrations are perfect. They are full of action, emotion and capture the text spot on. They include so many details that your child will love going back to browse through them again and again. I highly recommend this book. I am very sure it is a winner and worthy of adding to your picture book collection.