Good day, young readers!
We have kicked off a new year! As we get back into the routine of school and chores (yuck), there is always the comfort of knowing a great book is just waiting for us. The holiday season went by too quickly, but if you are like me, then you read the entire way through. Did you create any reading challenges that you want to reach this year?
We are currently reading “The Beast and the Bethany” by Jack Meggitt-Phillips, and I am enjoying this cute little story! I hope that you are too because I am fixing to share what we will be reading next. February is going to be a month of adventure – and some undercover work. “Harriett the Spy” by Louise Fitzhugh is a book that has delighted many across several decades.
Read below to find out more about the book, and then find a copy to read along with us. We can guarantee a few laughs along the way. Happy reading!
Harriet the Spy has a secret notebook that she fills with utterly honest jottings about her parents, her classmates, and her neighbors. Every day on her spy route she “observes” and notes down anything of interest to her:
I BET THAT LADY WITH THE CROSS-EYE LOOKS IN THE MIRROR AND JUST FEELS TERRIBLE.
PINKY WHITEHEAD WILL NEVER CHANGE. DOES HIS MOTHER HATE HIM? IF I HAD HIM I’D HATE HIM.
IF MARION HAWTHORNE DOESN’T WATCH OUT SHE’S GOING TO GROW UP INTO A LADY HITLER.
But when Harriet’s notebook is found by her schoolmates, their anger and retaliation and Harriet’s unexpected responses explode in a hilarious way.