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Harvey Hare Postman Extraord Hardcover – March 1, 1997

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 and up
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: NorthSouth; 1ST edition (March 1, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1558586873
  • ISBN-13: 978-1558586871
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 0.3 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,881,435 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

Woodland friends band together to reward their stalwart mail carrier in this "winning" tale; PW also cited Watts's "fineness of line and attention to detail." Ages 5-8.
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From School Library Journal

PreSchool-Grade 2. A gentle story of friendship and hard work rewarded. Harvey Hare is truly dedicated. "No matter what the season, no matter what the weather, Harvey made sure the mail was delivered." Readers see him drooping in the heat at high noon on a summer day, soaked by autumn rains, and hopping through snowdrifts to make his deliveries. Finally, the animals decide to give him a present in thanks for his service. They agree upon an umbrella made of spring grass, leaves, twigs, and flowers to protect him from the elements year-round. The softly colored illustrations reflect the shades of the changing seasons and adeptly portray the animals' natural world. Children will find Harvey's ears particularly expressive, and will certainly agree that this hare is a postman extraordinaire. An appealing look at the value of doing one's work well.?Maura Bresnahan, Topsfield Town Library, MA
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 14, 2000
Format: Hardcover
My three-year-old son adores our wonderfully friendly mailman. As a result he is enthralled by any book or video pertaining to a mailman. Harvey Hare, Postman Extraordinaire is one of our favorite naptime/bedtime books. It is a gentle store of the faithful hare who delivers mail to all the meadow creatures in any type of weather. In return the community thanks him for his faithfulness by collecting flora and fauna to create a beautiful gift -- an umbrella to protect him from the elements. The illustrations are beautiful and soothingly dreamy.
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Format: Paperback
A dependable, hard-working mail carrier, Harvey trudges up and down hills in all kinds of weather delivering letters to Squirrel, Mole, Hedgehog and Badger.
Quaintly fetching depictions of animals on Harvey's rural postal route highlight a story of responsibility and appreciation. Ages 5 - 8.
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