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Harry and the Lady Next Door

By Linda Rahm-Crites, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Simple, humorous text with kid-friendly drawings.

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Harry books are perennial favorites with preschoolers. An I Can Read Book, divided into four chapters, HARRY AND THE LADY NEXT DOOR follows Harry's efforts to deal with a constantly singing neighbor. The chapter division allows for shorter or longer reading sessions and also provides a reading progression: The first three, shorter chapters lead up to the longer and slightly more text-heavy final chapter.

Parents will welcome a volume that builds on this popularity to encourage early reading, though readers who love Harry for being a real dog may feel that, in this outing, he comes a little too close to anthropomorphic behavior.

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