Oh, Harry!

Oh, Harry!

Book Information

Illustrator
Publisher
Roaring Brook Press, June 2011
Curriculum
Character-Building Curriculum

In a barn filled with high strung horses, Harry of the decaying teeth and comical expression is the go-to guy for easy-going and for kind and for calm and knowing." He can comfort the wild and nervous horses horses, pedigree notwithstanding. Into this mix comes Algernon Adams the Third, age six, with his own pedigree and his "bag of horrendous tricks."

With a glorious use of light and shadow and a cast of knowing animal characters, the story unfolds as Algernon misbehaves to the best of his ability and then finds himself head first into the grain bin with the ominous sound of the lid going click. Cats and dogs and Harry don't miss a trick. There is a powerful combination of delightful fun with all its light and joy mixing in with the shadow of unsure animals and children. Great read aloud that could begin wonderful discussions about feelings and good ways to handle them. Ages 4-8 32 pages

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Love this book!A heart-warming, rhyming tale of an ordinary, homely horse that lives in a show-horse barn with graceful, slim, elegant show horses.Yet, Harry has a gift, a calming nature that reassures and comforts the new filly or high-strung show beauties.Enter Algernon Adam, the Third, a rambunctious six-year old whose antics place him in a difficult situation.With a smirk of a horse smile, Harry ambles over to use his other talents.The changes in Algernon will astonish.This is a great book to read to the active younger set followed by a discussion on character changing, personal and fictional.Suitable for ages 5-8.32 pages

Recommended by Rebecca Richardson, Librarian, Louisiana

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