- By Maxine Kumin Barry Moser

Oh, Harry!

  • Title: Oh, Harry!
  • Author: Maxine Kumin Barry Moser
  • ISBN: 9781596434394
  • Page: 167
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Oh Harry Harry isn t the most handsome or graceful horse in the barn but he has a knack for calming even the most excitable filly All s well until the arrival of six year old Algernon Adams the Third a boy wi

    Harry isn t the most handsome or graceful horse in the barn, but he has a knack for calming even the most excitable filly All s well until the arrival of six year old Algernon Adams the Third a boy with a talent for mayhem When Algernon finds himself in a pinch, will reliably helpful Harry come to his rescue or go back to sleep and let the little terror figure his own wHarry isn t the most handsome or graceful horse in the barn, but he has a knack for calming even the most excitable filly All s well until the arrival of six year old Algernon Adams the Third a boy with a talent for mayhem When Algernon finds himself in a pinch, will reliably helpful Harry come to his rescue or go back to sleep and let the little terror figure his own way out of a sticky situation Book Details Format HardcoverPublication Date 6 21 2011Pages 32Reading Level Age 4 and Up

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    1. Book title: Oh, Harry! By Maxine KuminShort Description of the Book: This text is written with rhyming words about a horse named Harry! Harry rescues a rebellious boy. This turns his mischievous actions around to being grateful to his new friend, HarryCUS: Narrative Features I would Use in a Mini-Lesson: 1) Word Meaning: This text has a wide usage of vocabulary (jitter, nuzzle, horrendous, extraordinary, snuffle). Dependence on the illustrations and context clues are necessary to determine corre [...]

    2. I really don't like horse books, but the ridiculously hilarious horse face on the first page of this book drew me in, and even though the story is mostly bogged down in unnatural-sounding rhyming text, the illustrations made me keep reading until the end.The main character of this story is Harry the horse, who lives in the show-horse barn of Adams & Son. His chief role is to comfort and calm the other horses on the farm, especially the ones who have only recently arrived:He'd lean down over [...]

    3. Harry the horse did not have the lean lines of the other horses at the Adams & Son farm. He wasn’t jittery or temperamental like the others either. Instead, he was gentle, kind and calm. When any other horse got out of line, Harry was brought in to calm the situation down. He didn’t have a stall like the others either, instead he was allowed to move from spot to spot in the barn as he liked. But then Algernon Adams, aged 6, arrived at the farm. He ran around, yelled and scared the horses [...]

    4. A nice marriage of well done rhyme/poetic text and stellar illustrations. Moser is a familiar name, of course, and his illustrations are what bump this book from a 4* to a 5 for me.His use of perspective is great. The angles we see the horses from, the up close and personal shots, the details--terrific. I love the small illustration on the title page coupled with the final image in the book. Hilarious. This horse has some serious personality.On a side note, in case you're in a horse phase, this [...]

    5. My Storytime audience fell in love with Harry the Horse. The Rhyming text flowed and the illustrations are wonderful. (My story time audience especially loved the close up's of Harry. Harry the Horse is a stocky misfit in a stable full of thoroughbreds, with two amazing gifts: the ability to calm any horse and his nose is super dextrous…in this books he uses his gifts to teach a lesson to a young, misbehaving boy. Great read aloud

    6. Harry the horse is nothing special to look at, but a show-horse stable keeps him around because he calms nervous horses down. When a young rascally boy shows up, it takes Harry to make him realize he needs to make friends in the barn.Fabulous illustrations by Moser. I'm hoping this one is a Caldecott consideration.

    7. Harry is not a beautiful horse. Harry is a chill laid back horse that puts everyone at ease and welcomes all the new horses to the stables. One day the stable owners bratty son comes and reeks havoc at the stables and to all the animals within. Can Harry's mellow personality work its magic on this naughty spoiled child?

    8. 3.5 - Moser's illustrations are so simple yet so elegant! Julia and both turned back more than a few pages to continue looking.The text in Oh, Harry! is as close to my idea of perfect as one can get. This is what rhyming text should be like IMHO.You can't help but love Harry and all he stands for! I'm sure we'll read this again in the near future!

    9. 3 1/2 stars. Beautiful pictures and fun story. The rhyming text was well done, but more sophisticated than a typical picture-book audience can follow. In other words, I know enough about horses and stables to appreciate the story. My kids missed a lot of what happened.

    10. 2.5What I liked was the rhymingother than that it was boringd I couldn't figure out who Algernon is? Was it the boy or the cat? It started out great and thenring. The pictures were very nice, but It just didn't capture my attention.

    11. Harry, a very calm horse is put to the test with an out of control boy comes to visit. He does everything he can to scare all of the horses - until the boy is trapped in a grain bin and Harry gets him out.

    12. Almost a perfect book. It has one small section that doesn't perfectly rhyme, which drives me nuts. Otherwise it's great and VERY funny.

    13. Horse lovers and others will adore this one. Harry is a great character! Cute text and Fantastic Illustrations by Barry Moser!

    14. Simple horse story about how a young boy Algernon who is a trouble maker is change by an encountering with Harry the horse.

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