Horrible Harry and the Christmas Surprise

Written by Suzy Kline
Illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz

Reviewed by Rei E. (age 8)

The book is about a class whose teacher, Miss Mackle, fell off her chair and the chair broke! Harry is a classmate. He is Horrible because he gets in trouble and chases the girls. After Miss Mackle fell off her chair, Harry and Doug went to look for her the next day at school and the principal told them that she went to the hospital because she fell. So the principal, Mr. Cardini, took over the class and did Miss Mackle's part of Mother Goose in the Christmas play! Harry and Doug got a gift for Miss Mackle, because she was in the hospital, and it was a new chair.

I liked this book because the teacher fell off her chair, and my friend Lily fell off her chair once too! The funniest page of the book was when Harry was trying to kiss all the girls. The sad part is when Miss Mackle fell off her chair and the happy part is when Doug and Harry bought a new chair for Miss Mackle.

I recommend this book to my mom and my dad. They might think it was funny when Harry was trying to kiss all the girls, too!

Rei E. is a member in Page Turners After School Program / Rauschenbusch Center's Page Turners Book Club (2004-2005)