Cover image for Harriet and George's Christmas treat
Title:
Harriet and George's Christmas treat
Author:
Carlson, Nancy L.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Minneapolis : Carolrhoda Books, 2001.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Summary:
While getting ready for Christmas, Harriet and her friend George try to avoid Ms. Hoozit and her fruitcake, only to miss out on a yummy treat.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
AD 650 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.3 0.5 54760.

Reading Counts RC K-2 2.4 1 Quiz: 36385 Guided reading level: J.
ISBN:
9781575055060
Format :
Book

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Summary

Christmas is coming, and for Harriet and George that can only mean one thing: Ms. Hoozit is making fruitcake! Terrible memories of last year's cake flash before their eyes, and they just can't face it again. Can Harriet and George survive the Christmas treat? Illustrations.


Author Notes

Children's author and illustrator, Nancy Carlson was born and raised in Edina, Minnesota. Ever since kindergarten she knew that was what she wanted to do. She attended the Minneapolis College of Art and Design where she majored in printmaking.

Nancy has written and illustrated over 40 titles. Some of her titles include the Louann Pig series, Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come, How to Lose All Your Friends, and It's Not My Fault. They address some of the challenges faced by kids and how to positively deal with them.

In recognition of her works, Nancy has earned several awards including the Children's Choice Award from the International Reading Association and Children's Book Council and the Minnesota Children's Museum Great Friends to Kids Award.

Nancy currently resides in Minnesota.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Ages 4-7. Fruitcake haters will get a kick out of the joke Carlson plays out here. Mrs. Hoozit invites pals Harriet and George to come over for "a Christmas treat." Instead of being pleased, the pair begin to worry, for Mrs. Hoozit's treat can only be her dreaded fruitcake. "I almost broke a tooth," recalls George, thinking about his last encounter with it. They dodge Mrs. Hoozit as long as they can, but then Harriet's brother gets invited in. When he comes out, he proclaims the fudge he had was "yummy." Of course, when Harriet and George finally go in, the fudge is gone ("I could never find you two," Mrs. Hoozit says). But there's another treat--last year's fruitcake. Carlson's bright colors and energetic lines deliver the story with good humor. A light, amusing Christmas treat. --Denise Wilms


Publisher's Weekly Review

Christmas nibblers everywhere are sure to relate to Carlson's (Louanne Pig in the Mysterious Valentine) tale of the dreaded Yuletide fruitcake. When Harriet and George run into Ms. Hoozit on her way home to cook, they assume that she is whipping up her famous loaf, which they used last year for cracking nuts and playing football. Carlson's hilarious vignettes depict the exhausting measures they take to avoid Ms. Hoozit. But the joke's on them when the pals discover that she made fudge instead and by the time they get to Ms. Hoozit's all she has left is... you guessed it. A holiday joke that feasters young and old can appreciate. Ages 4-8. (Sept.) FYI: This review should have been included in the Children's Holiday round-up (Sept. 24). (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-When Harriet and George encounter Ms. Hoozit leaving the grocery store, they pledge to avoid her at all costs, fearing her dreaded fruitcake. Sneaking and hiding from their neighbor for a whole week is exhausting, but they successfully manage to evade her until Christmas Eve. Harriet's little brother, Walt, unsuspecting, accepts an invitation from her to go inside for a "Christmas treat" and emerges shouting "Yummy Fudge." Ms. Hoozit informs the dog and rabbit friends that she has looked for them all week, but the fudge is all gone. She says, "-don't worry, I still have a Christmas treat for you. Last year's fruitcake!" The characters' expressions are great fun, and beginning readers will get a laugh and perhaps learn some manners from this latest addition to Carlson's popular series.-L. F. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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