Harriet, You'll Drive Me Wild!

Written by Mem Fox • Illustrated by Marla Frazee

Reviewed by Diana R. (age 7) and Sarah P. (age 7)

Harriet Harris is a young girl who keeps making her mom mad. She does this by accident. One morning she was eating breakfast and her glass of juice tipped over. She kept doing things like that all the time. There is repetition "just like that," just like that," in the book. On every other page there is repetition. On the first page, it is "just like that." On the second page it is "Harriet, my darling child. Harriet, you?ll drive me wild." There?s also a twist. What do you think will happen? Read the book and find out. Harriet keeps getting in trouble. Her mom always reacts the same way. "Harriet, my darling child. Harriet, you?ll drive me wild." Then when Harriet was meant to be napping one afternoon, something bad happened. This time the mother reacted differently. What do you think she did?

We like the book because it?s really funny to see a young child doing all these bad things every day. Diana?s favorite part was when Harriet Harris dribbled jam all over her jeans. Diana likes both the mother and Harriet Harris. Sarah?s favorite part was when Harriet Harris dripped paint onto the carpet just like that. Sarah likes it because she really likes to paint. She also liked it when Harriet was meant to be napping and something happened! It reminded Sarah of when she makes her mom and dad mad. It really makes us laugh because Harriet keeps on getting in trouble.

We recommend this book to mothers with little pesky children and children from kindergarten to second grade. If you have ever frustrated a grown up or your parents, we think you will enjoy this book.

Diana R. and Sarah P. are students in Pam's 1st Grade Class
2000-2001