#blogbookaday: Harriet Gets Carried Away

11 Jul

Harriet Gets Carried Away.jpgSummary:  “Harriet loves costumes. She wears them to the dentist, to the supermarket, and most importantly, to her super-special dress-up birthday party. Her dads have decorated everything for the party and Harriet has her most favorite costume all picked out for the big day. There’s just one thing missing—party hats!

But when Harriet dons her special penguin errand-running costume and sets out to find the perfect ones, she finds something else instead—real penguins! Harriet gets carried awaywith the flock. She may look like a penguin, but she’s not so sure she belongs in the arctic. Can Harriet manage her way back to her dads (and the party hats!) in time for her special day?” (Taken from Goodreads)

Review: Harriet loves to wear costumes and she doesn’t just save them for Halloween or special dress-up parties, she wears them all the time. Her dads remind her not to get carried away as they run a few last minute errands before her birthday party, but that’s exactly what happens to Harriet. She meets some penguins in the store and she’s off on an adventure, having to ask for some help along the way to get back to the store before her dads realize she’s missing.

Personal Reaction: Holy diversity, Batman! When Harriet’s not hanging out with penguins and other animals, because let’s be honest, how diverse are penguins! She’s surrounded by a busy cityscape with her two dads, she looks to be biracial herself and the people that she encounters are also diverse! It’s delightful to see as just a part of the story, but one that I definitely enjoyed. Jessie Sima also wrote Not Quite Narwhal which is another adorable book about fitting in and standing out! *The only note I have, is that in the Goodreads description, it says she gets carried away to the Arctic, which should really be Antartica as penguins mostly live in the Southern Hemisphere and below the Equator.

Title: Harriet Gets Carried Away
Author: Jessica Sima
Illustrator: Jessica Sima
Publisher: Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: March 6, 2018

#blogbookaday (1)This is a new idea I’m trying on my blog this year that was inspired by @donalynbooks and @heisereads – to provide a brief review of a picture book every day of 2018. You’ll get a brief summary of the story, a review of the content, illustrations and theme, my personal reaction to the book and all the pertinent publication information! Enjoy!


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