I love kids who wear costumes when they come to the library, and not just when there’s a Frozen singalong to celebrate. Once in a while, Spider-Man or Moana or some random princess will bounce in, totally happy with their look, showing off their cool shoes or mask or fabulous, floofy skirt. My librarian costumes are, by comparison, pretty dull – cardies, sensible shoes, the occasional fun socks — but I can appreciate flair in others.
So, I’m all there for Harriet, who gets carried away about a lot of things – wearing a monster costume to the dentist, going with her dads to get treats for her party, adventure, penguins. This is a light, happy, silly book about figuring out where you belong – everywhere! – and having the right people or penguins around you. Bow ties optional.
Harriet Gets Carried Away by Jessie Sima