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Reviews:
Adaptogenia by Wayne Wightman personal collection
And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell library book
The Cat Barked? by Lydia Monks library book
Cat Skidoo by Bethany Roberts and RW Alley personal collection
City Above the Sea by Stephen Alan Saft review copy
City Lullaby by Marilyn Singer library book
Corona Centurion™ by Terry Bisson personal collection
Economancer by Carolyn Ives Gilman personal collection
A Field Guide to Monsters by Johan Olander library book
Grey Seas Under by Farley Mowat bookcrossing
Grimm's Grimmest by Tracy Arah Dockray bookcrossing
Grumpy Cat by Britta Teckentrup personal collection
Handy Farm Devices and How to Make Them by Rolfe Cobleigh bookcrossing
Harriet's Recital by Nancy Carlton personal collection
I Feel Skitty by Tracey West personal collection
Kin by Holly Black review copy
The Loved One by Evelyn Waugh bookcrossing
Mama, Don't Go by Rebecca Wells library book
No, Never! by Sally O. Lee review copy
Oh, the Things I Know! by Al Franken bookcrossing
Over Sea, Under Stone by Susan Cooper library book
Paradiso Lost by Albert E. Cowdrey personal collection
Project Anastrophe by George Karnikis review copy
The Publishing Game: Publish a Book in 30 Days by Fern Reiss bookcrossing
The Shipwreck of a Nation by H Peter Nennhaus review copy
Skim by Mariko Tamaki review copy
Sooner or Later or Never Never by Gary Jennings personal collection
Talk to the Hand by Lynne Truss bookcrossing
The Thirteenth Tale by Dianne Setterfield bookcrossing
The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop by Lewis Buzbee bookcrossing
The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon library book
Yoko Writes Her Name by Rebecca Wells library book



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Rating System

5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

Reading Challenges

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Comments for Harriet's Recital

Harriet's RecitalHarriet's Recital: 08/09/09

Harriet's Recital by Nancy Carlson is one of Harriet's favorite books because it's a about a dog who likes to dance named Harriet. Harriet, though, has a problem; she hates the yearly recitals. She gets stage fright. Her parents and her teacher though have every confidence in her. This year she has a dance solo and she's petrified!

The wiggly lines in Harriet's legs show just how scared she's feeling. My Harriet especially likes the progression of illustrations from Harriet being too scared to dance, to being pushed on stage and growing more confident after her feet remember the steps even though the rest of her is still scared.

My son who has had to put on a few school performances also likes the book. He relates more to the need for practice and to her feelings of stage fright than to the thrill of dancing.

This book was featured on Reading Rainbow. (Reading Rainbow's last air date will be August 28, 2009).

To learn more about Nancy Carlson or her books, please see Nancy's Neighborhood.

Other books featuring Harriet:

  • Harriet's Halloween Candy
  • Harriet and the Roller Coaster
  • Harriet and the Garden
  • Harriet and Walt
  • Harriet and George's Christmas Treat

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