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Mail Harry to the Moon Hardcover – June 1, 2008
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Now there's me. And Harry.
Thus begins this delightful picture book about sibling rivalry.
Our little protagonist is extremely upset because now that his baby brother has arrived, everything has changed and no one seems to be paying much attention to him. In fact, Harry wants to steal the whole show! Thus different ideas pops into the protagonist's mind--throwing Harry down the toilet, sticking Harry in the zoo, or even better-mailing Harry to the moon!
But then one morning, Harry disappears and is nowhere to be found. Now it's up to his jealous older brother--who, by the way, doesn't seem too jealous anymore--to find him.
Mail Harry to the Moon is a cute and enjoyable book for very young readers. It's also a nice book to read to young children ages 2 and up. The writing is engaging and the illustrations, simple yet wacky and whimsical, go well with the story. This is a book that will especially appeal to little boys, and one that has an important message for the family. Often young children get jealous with the arrival of a new baby.
Mail Harry to the Moon is the perfect story to ease the tension and teach kids that a new family member can be a great thing too.
Armchair Interviews agrees.
It's an all right story, nothing brilliant though. The pictures help bring the simple storyline to a higher level as they add more information to what is going on. I would have liked to see a bit more happening to bring the narrator to switch his opinion of wanting Harry around rather than it just seeming to happen. Still if you're a parent of an only child with another on the way it's probably worthwhile picking up. I'd also grab a copy of Mem Fox's Koala Lou which is similarly themed but also adds in the worry through the child's eyes that the parent doesn't love it as much anymore due to the new additions to the family.
This picture book has simple text that preschoolers can definitely relate to, and a message about familial love (since he decides after all that little brothers aren't all bad).
Most Recent Customer Reviews
We love this book! It has a great cadence and lots for toddlers to point out. Can't recommend this enough.Published 7 months ago by BobJ
Sibling rivalry turns into watchful caring as Harry comes to terms with his new role of older brother. Comedic artwork, typical boy humor; my boys are always in stitches!Published on December 14, 2011 by lizziemc
my five year old grabed this book from the library. it says "throw Harry in the Trash" and "Flush Harry down the Toilet" and it has pictures of it. Read morePublished on April 9, 2011 by Andrea Fiala
I read about this book in a parenting magazine and checked it out from the library. My 4-year-old son and his 3-year-old sister absolutely loved it! Read morePublished on August 8, 2009 by Michele A. Austin
We purchased 2 books, one for each of our children's families. I did have a bit of a concern as one of my grandchildren did not need any more ideas on what to do to her brand new... Read morePublished on February 22, 2009 by Proud Grandmother
My 2 year old loves this book. He gets a great kick out of the emotions shown in the drawings and the fact that the older kid is drawn very realistically.Published on October 29, 2008 by Elsa Troy