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Charise Mericle Harper

Author of Just Grace (The Just Grace Series)

75+ Works 4,565 Members 171 Reviews

About the Author

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Works by Charise Mericle Harper

Still Just Grace (2007) 239 copies
The Good for Nothing Button (2017) 238 copies
Cupcake (2010) 220 copies
Go! Go! Go! Stop! (2014) 144 copies
Fashion Kitty (2005) 142 copies
Wedgieman: A Hero Is Born (2012) 91 copies
Flashcards of My Life (2005) 77 copies
The Amazing Crafty Cat (2017) 59 copies
Bad Sister (2021) 55 copies
When Randolph Turned Rotten (2007) 55 copies
Pink Me Up (2010) 49 copies
Dreamer, Wisher, Liar (2014) 38 copies
The Invisible Mistakecase (2005) 32 copies
I Cannot Draw a Horse (2022) 27 copies
If Waffles Were Like Boys (2011) 26 copies
The Little Book of Not So (2005) 21 copies
The Power of Cute (2011) 21 copies
Gigi in the Big City (2010) 19 copies
The Trouble with Normal (2003) 18 copies
Superlove (2014) 17 copies
Milo's Special Words (2009) 16 copies
When I Grow Up (2001) 13 copies
Yes, No, Maybe So (2004) 13 copies
Just Grace: 3 Books in 1! (2016) 13 copies
I Cannot Draw a Bicycle (2023) 11 copies

Associated Works


animals (26) cats (52) chapter book (40) children (27) children's (45) comics (40) construction (18) cupcakes (23) dogs (20) empathy (24) fairy tales (49) family (19) fantasy (21) fashion (26) fiction (137) food (32) friends (30) friendship (109) funny (35) girls (40) Grade 3 (23) graphic novel (137) graphic novels (46) humor (81) inventions (20) J Fiction (25) Just Grace (24) juvenile (21) juvenile fiction (25) kids (21) neighbors (22) non-fiction (20) picture book (120) realistic fiction (63) school (46) series (36) short stories (20) space (32) to-read (107) transportation (26)

Common Knowledge

20th century
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Places of residence
New York, USA



Loved the art style. Really enjoyed this one.

parenting is hard, but i think at some points the parents should've explained things better or beforehand. like, when you go out to eat with someone and they pay for you, ask them what you can pick or pick something cheap to be polite.
DestDest | 2 other reviews | Nov 28, 2023 |
First sentence: This is my shape. My shape can make a lot of things. I can draw a cat. I can draw a skateboard. I can draw a horse.

Premise/plot: Cat and Horse star in this silly picture book. Horse wants the book to draw a bicycle. The book can't having never seen one. Horse doesn't seem to have a clue how to draw a bicycle either. The book tries...and tries...and fails.The end.

My thoughts: I want my time back. I'm sure this book will find readers who are happy to have read it. There will probably be at least a few who will giggle at the silly antics. But for me personally, this was odd and strange in a way that didn't quite work. I'm not really sure why "the book" is an invisible entity interacting with the characters. When I first read it, I thought it was a dialogue between Cat and Horse. I didn't "get" that Book was also a character. I still don't get *why* that is. I found it unfunny the first time. But a puzzler the second time.… (more)
blbooks | Aug 8, 2023 |
First sentence: Twelve paws like to celebrate. Four paws belong to Pepper. Four paws belong to Boo. Four paws belong to the Cat. The Cat is excited. It has been raining for five whole days. But today the sun is shining! It is a special day.

Premise/plot: Joy looks different to these three friends. Pepper and Boo--being dogs--like things their way. Cat--being a cat--likes things her way. Cat spends most of the book OUTSIDE experiencing much joy. Pepper and Bo spend most of the book inside experiencing joy as well. Much of their joy is in being free of Cat.

My thoughts: It was okay. That's the best I can say about this third entry in the series. It wasn't great. It wasn't awful. Not much happens--that's all. Which is fine. If you love, love, love the characters then perhaps it's still quite enjoyable to have sixty-four pages of not much happening. There's nothing wrong with having characters carry the story and do much of the 'heavy-lifting.'
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blbooks | Jul 19, 2023 |
An easy reader similar in tone and layout to Elephant and Piggie. I am excited to learn of other options out there
msgabbythelibrarian | Jun 11, 2023 |



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