Tuesday, February 01, 2011

February Juvenile Book of the Month

Horrible Harry in Room 2B by Suzy Kline

Harry likes to do horrible things. He scares girls with slithery, slimy snakes. He has perfected the knuckle noogies, specifically while playing "Seven Up." He hoards broken pencils and crayons to use in the creation of his frightening Stub People army which will eventually take over the classroom.

Despite all of Harry's horrible acts, Doug is his best friend. Sometimes, Doug even helps Harry do horrible things. Regardless of Harry's true intentions, sometimes he doesn't mean to do horrible things, they just seem to happen.

In Horrible Harry in Room 2B, Doug tells us about a normal school day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and a field trip and what happens to Harry. There are 24 other books about Horrible Harry and a handful about Song Lee, a girl from Harry's class. Horrible Harry in Room 2B was one of my favorite books when I was in elementary school and I highly recommend it to kids looking for a beginner chapter book.