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The Horse in Harry's Room (Level 1) Paperback – January 22, 2002

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A satisfying fanciful story.Illustrated with the author's inimitable, humorous, drawings. -- Booklist

About the Author

Syd Hoff has given much pleasure to children everywhere as the author and illustrator of numerous children's books, including the favorite I Can Read books Sammy the Seal, The Horse in Harry's Room, and the Danny and the Dinosaur books.

Born and raised in New York City, he studied at the National Academy of Design. His cartoons were a regular feature in the New Yorker after he sold his first cartoon to that magazine at the age of eighteen. His work also appeared in many other magazines, including Esquire and the Saturday Evening Post, and in a nationally syndicated daily feature.

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 3
  • Lexile Measure: 470L (What's this?)
  • Series: I Can Read Book 1
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; New edition (January 22, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0064440737
  • ISBN-13: 978-0064440738
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #41,476 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Syd Hoff is a much-loved and much-read author and illustrator of numerous books for children. Born and raised in New York City, he studied at the National Academy of Design and sold his first cartoon to The New Yorker when he was eighteen. Since then his cartoons have become a regular feature in many magazines and newspapers. Syd Hoff and his wife live in Miami Beach, Florida.

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34 of 34 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 29, 2001
Format: Paperback
My 5-year-old loved this book. The first time through was especially enjoyable as he tried to figure out whether Harry's horse was real or not. This book is perfectly suited to its target audience, who are at that age where the line between the real and the imaginary is sometimes blurred and where pretending is part of any happy day. My son also liked resolving the question of whether Harry's horse was real by reading to the end of the book. Definitely a winner!
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By audrey TOP 500 REVIEWER on January 16, 2004
Format: Paperback
Harry has a horse in his room. No one believes him and his classmates laugh at him, but Harry loves his horse and the horse loves him, and in the end we see that Harry has a pretty good grasp of reality too.
This is a Level 1 I Can Read book. The words are simple and the story is short. Though beginning readers will need help with some of the words, they will enjoy the experience.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Learning Abilities Books on December 20, 2006
Format: Paperback
This book is very helpful for beginning readers. Most of the words are on the Dolch sight word list of words which should be recognized instantly in order for reading to flow smoothly. The quiet nature of the story makes it appropriate for a bedtime story or for developing reading skills.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Virginia Harlow on January 15, 2006
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My granddaughter learning to read loved this book. She's a horse lover, and has imaginary friends, so putting the two together was fun for her. She read it with help from me for only one word, horse. The rest she knew. I'm always looking for books for her to read.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By C.R.C. on December 21, 2006
Format: Paperback
I'm glad to see this book is still in print. I don't have anything to add to other reviewers' details about it. I enjoyed it many years ago with my own children. I certainly recommend it.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By C. Fensch on November 11, 2006
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Timeless story, heartwarming message, beautiful pictures - yeah, it's a bit outdated (Little Harry wearing his little tie while playing with his little blocks), but my 5-year-old loves it and reads it again and again and again...
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Betty L. Dravis VINE VOICE on September 28, 2006
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I remember reading this book to my children a few years ago. It's a fun, imaginative book. The sparse illustrations are perfect for the tone of this book.

Harry is such a cute, lovable little character. You will fall in love with him and his horse. Highly recommended.

Also recommended: Willow King, Moon Shadow, The Toonies Invade Silicon Valley, Cowboy Ned and Andy
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Donna M. Prentiss on December 19, 2009
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Perfect for a child who is beginning to read and mine happens to love horses! young ones love using their imagination and enjoy that aspect of the book.
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