Harriet Gets Carried Away

Illustrated by Jessie Sima

About The Book

From the author and illustrator of the bestselling Not Quite Narwhal comes a sweet and funny story about remembering where you belong, no matter how far you roam, or what you’re wearing when you get there.

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 away with 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?

About The Author

Courtesy of Tory Williams

Jessie Sima is an author/illustrator living and working in New York City. She grew up in a small town in Southern New Jersey, unaware that she was a storyteller. Once she figured it out, she told her family and friends. They took it quite well. She is the author of Not Quite NarwhalHarriet Gets Carried Away; Love, Z; and Spencer’s New Pet. You can visit her at JessieSima.com.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (March 2018)
  • Length: 48 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781481469128
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 4 - 8

Raves and Reviews

*** "Harriet’s intrepid adventure [is] a delightful readaloud." - Publisher's Weekly, starred review

"[A] clever and affectionate tale." - School Library Journal

"A sweet celebration of family, individuality, and costumery." - Booklist Online

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