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.
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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
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