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Harriet Dancing by Ruth Symes

Harriet Dancing

by Ruth Symes

Other authors: Caroline Jayne Church (Illustrator)

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Adorable illustrations, but the text was just so-so for me. The text felt a little long, and I think the story could have been distilled down to the essentials. For example, I don't think we needed to meet everyone Harriet saw on the way to her friend's house--they crop up again at the end of the story but I don't think they were necessary to tell the story. ( )
  kellyholmes | Oct 12, 2008 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0545032040, Hardcover)

So what if she's not a delicate little butterfly? Harriet the Hedgehog LOVES to dance! A springtime tale of friendship and self-acceptance illustrated by acclaimed artist Caroline Jayne Church.

Harriet the Hedgehog gleefully joins in the butterflies' dance--until she notices they've all stopped to stare. "Butterflies only dance with butterflies," they declare. Tears in her eyes, Harriet runs, trips, and tumbles down a hill. "Where've you been?" her friend Ivor asks when she finally arrives on his doorstep. "Dancing with butterflies. They look like flowers," Harriet sighs. Ivor exclaims, "You look like a flower, too!" Harriet sees her reflection in a puddle: All the flowers from her hillside fall have stuck to her bristles! And that makes her so happy, she starts to dance!

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Harriet the hedgehog learns that dancing is for everyone, big and small.

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