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Curtains up! Harriet loves her ballet class, but when Miss Betty announces a recital, Harriet succumbs to a bad case of stage fright. She worries about falling. She's afraid her costume will rip. And she's positive that she'll forget every step of her dance as soon as she steps on stage. Young readers are sure to recognize some of their own fears in this hilarious story of Harriet's first recital.
"Little ones in need of positive reinforcement will find it here. An exuberant pig proclaims "I like me!" She likes the way she looks, and all her activities....When she makes a mistake she picks herself up and tries again." --Booklist
"Wonderful in its simplicity, here's a story that will help kids feel good about themselves." -- Boston GLobe
Vinney is short. He gets picked on, overlooked in the lunch line, and passed by for the good parts in the school play. He can’t reach the chapter books in the library and never gets passed the basketball! Vinney hates being short. That is, until he learns to Think Big! Vinney takes his new positive attitude to school and turns the downsides of being short upside down. It’s tough being little in a big world, but Vinney learns that it isn’t so bad after all.
Louanne’s an only child. She thinks that it would be fun to have a big family, just like her neighbor George. He has five sisters and four brothers—the perfect size. When her parents have to leave town for the weekend, Louanne jumps at the chance to stay with George. But during her stay, there’s too much snoring, a long line for the bathroom, and absolutely nowhere to be alone. Maybe three is the perfect number after all!
Poor George is in trouble again. He's been called to the principal's office. But before the principal can tell him why he's there...he confesses. He was late to class, didn't finish his math assignment, spilled paint, and set a cage of mice loose. One mishap has led to another and now George is up to his ears in trouble—but it's not his fault! George has an excuse for everything, but as his bad choices catch up with him, George runs out of others to blame.
Hang on—Harriet's on her way up! For days, George has been taunting Harriet about the roller coaster at the amusement park. "It's so big, you can't see the top...It goes so fast, you might fall out...You'll be too scared to ride on it."
"I am NOT scared," Harriet tells him.
But that night she doesn't sleep very well. And the next morning, when it is time to go, she feels a little sick. Children are certain to recognize Harriet's terror and cheer her spunk. And while she conquers her fear, Harriet will conquer her readers' hearts as well.
Everybody barfs. Dogs, cats, chickens, alligators, and even you. It happens to everyone, and sometimes it even happens . . . at school.
With her characteristic humor and compassion, Nancy Carlson helps young readers through what is often a scary and embarrassing rite of passage. Sometimes you barf. But it's OK. You get better!
Classroom favorite Nancy Carlson encourages young readers to use creativity and empathy to tackle one of school?s toughest challenges.
The first day of school can be scary enough as it is without a bully stealing your lunch! And that's just what happens to poor George when he runs into Big Mike, the sixth-grade bully, on the walk to school. Every day George is tormented—not to mention hungry—and too afraid to tell anyone, until his good friend Harriet steps in and helps George give Big Mike a taste of his own medicine.
Special delivery! Louanne Pig is thrilled to find a beautiful valentine in her mailbox on February 14. But she’s dying to know whom it’s from. Is George her mysterious valentine? Is it Arnie or Harold or perhaps Big Mike? Louanne's only clue is that her secret admirer uses a green pen. Children and sweethearts everywhere will recognize the warm feelings that come with finding out someone likes you. Readers will chuckle as Louanne steals their hearts during her comical search to find out just who her secret admirer is.
Poor George is in trouble again. He's been called to the principal's office. But before the principal can tell him why he's there...he confesses. He was late to class, didn't finish his math assignment, spilled paint, and set a cage of mice loose. One mishap has led to another and now George is up to his ears in trouble--but it's not his fault! George has an excuse for everything, but as his bad choices catch up with him, George runs out of others to blame.
It's Halloween, and although sharing might be okay the rest of the year, on this day Harriet's determined not to share her treats with her little brother, Walt. She is running out of places to hide her stash, and there's only one thing she can do... Hariet's hilarious—and tummy-aching—solution will delight everyone who reads this comical tale of a hard lesson learned. This 20th anniversary edition of a Halloween classic is now in a larger format.