MY NAUGHTY SISTER AND BAD HARRY'S RABBIT by Dorothy Edwards

MY NAUGHTY SISTER AND BAD HARRY'S RABBIT

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A recollection of ""one of my naughty little sister's adventures,"" which took place ""a long time ago, when I was a little girl."" Also featured is the little sister's friend Bad Harry, and the tall toy rabbit Harry insists on carrying everywhere because she carries around her doll Rosy-Primrose. Well, when Bad Harry is given some fine red shoes that turn out to be too small, it's sister who thinks of the putting them on the rabbit so that Harry can stand him up at the bus stop when sister sits Rosy-Primrose down beside her. But it's Harry who gets the credit when amused passers-by remark, ""You are a clever boy."" But then a photographer from the local newspaper comes along--and Harry is angry again when the picture appears and he's cut out of it altogether. The two families find out why when they get a copy of the original and see a very fidgety Harry with several arms, heads, and legs. This is one of the few such small incidents, seemingly taken from life, that keep their charm for outsiders--partly because the contentious kids keep things from cloying, and largely because Hughes makes their rumpled naughtiness so engagingly familiar.

Pub Date: June 6th, 1981
Publisher: Prentice-Hall