THE MONSTER IN HARRY'S BACKYARD by Karen Gray Ruelle

THE MONSTER IN HARRY'S BACKYARD

Age Range: 6 - 9
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Bears aren’t the only animals that growl, or so Harry the cat discovers on his first camping trip, in the great wilds of his backyard. As the night grows darker, the noises outside Harry’s tent become louder, until he abandons camping for shelter under his bed. The next morning, he and his small sister discover the source of the noises and food-theft—a raccoon. The suspense of the story and Ruelle’s friendly watercolors make this Level 2 Holiday House Reader ideal for beginners; kids will race to the finale to find out just what the ringtailed, masked monster really was. Younger children aren’t the only campers who will identify with the spookiness of nighttime noises—a tent’s thin walls are scant protection from animal growls and the big imaginations of readers of all ages. (Picture book. 6-9)

Pub Date: March 15th, 1999
ISBN: 0-8234-1417-5
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Holiday House
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1st, 1999