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Oops-a-daisy by Claire Freedman was a Harriet favorite over the summer. It's the story of a young rabbit learning how to hop. Each time she hops she falls over one way or another.
The accompanying illustrations are adorable and charming. They capture the mother's loving patience and Daisy's range of emotions from determination, frustration, and confidence.
Daisy learning to hop is much like a young child learning to walk. Harriet was reading the book in the final run up to her October dance recital. She was getting nervous about knowing all her steps and the words to the song. Seeing Daisy learn how to hop was just the boost she needed to keep practicing herself.
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