Harriet, You'll Drive Me Wild! by Mem Fox

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Harriet Harris doesn't mean to be pesky. Sometimes she just is. And her mother doesn't mean to lose her temper. Sometimes she just does. But Harriet and her mother know that even when they do things they wish they hadn't, they still love each other very much. Inspired by the tenderness and turmoil of their relationships with their own children, Mem Fox and Marla Frazee have created a gentle, hilarious—and wild—book that will resonate in the hearts of parents and children everywhere. •From the author of the bestselling Time for Bed and the illustrator of the enormously popular The Seven Silly Eaters • Ideal for Mother's Day • Offers a realistic and loving solution to a universal parenting problem • Encourages discussion between parents and children
 

About Mem Fox

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MEM FOX is the author of many acclaimed books, including Possum Magic, Koala Lou, Time for Bed, and, for adults, Reading Magic: Why Reading Aloud to Our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever. She lives in Adelaide, Australia. MARLA FRAZEE has illustrated many acclaimed picture books, including Hush, Little Baby: A Folk Song with Pictures, an ALA Notable Children's Book. Her picture book A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever received a Caldecott Honor in 2009. She lives with her family in Pasadena, California.
 
Published April 1, 2000 by Harcourt Children's Books. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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"Harriet is what grown-ups refer to as a handful, and her mother handles each incident with good-humored restraint," wrote PW. "Visually, the book n

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Harriet is what grown-ups refer to as a handful. Through the course of a day, the youngster, perhaps accidentally, knocks over her juice, drips paint from her picture onto the carpet and slides off he

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"Harriet is what grown-ups refer to as a handful, and her mother handles each incident with good-humored restraint," wrote PW.

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Harriet, sweetheart, what are we to do?"" But at naptime, Harriet gets on her mother's last nerve when she intentionally rips open a feather pillow: ""Then Harriet's mother began to yell./ She yelled and yelled and yelled."" It's a situation that may well ring true for every family, and Fox (Slee...

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The book doesn't fit either group: The toddler won't understand the subtle concepts involving accidents, impatience, and losing one's temper, and a mother might feel guilty about being upset with her kids.

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By the end of the day, though, despite how grumpy they have been, Harriet and her mother realize how much they love each other --- no matter what.Reviewed by on April 1, 2000 Harriet, You'll Drive Me Wild!written by Mem Fox, illustrated by Marla Frazee View all » |

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