Sunday, November 6, 2011

Kinder Gators - Hands Off, Harry review

Kindergators: Hands Off, Harry!

"Guess what happened at school today!"
Kindergators work and play happily in Miss Harmony's class. But Harry isn't being a good classmate! He's disrupting Friendly Circle, causing accidents, and upsetting the class. Can the Kindergators find a way to help Harry learn to respect personal space?  (goodreads summary)

There are many children that need movement and are just a hands-on type of kid. On the flip side, it is hard on the other students when they have a classmate that does not know how to respect others personal space.  In this book, Harry could represent many of those children on either side of the coin. Harry finds himself getting in trouble because he knocks over others, pokes at others and just has a hard time staying still and keeping his hands to himself.  The story is gentle and makes for a good teaching tool for preschoolers and kindergarteners on the importance of learning personal space. The students help Harry's teacher problem solve and offer a solution to help Harry remember the hands rule. It ends with a happy outcome for Harry that gives him a feeling of importance. Something children need when they do not understand how to make the right choices when it comes to personal space.  I think this will be another great series and a "just right book" for ages 3-7.~

Title:  Hands off Harry
Author: Rosemary Wells
Genre: picture book
Pub. Date: June 2011, Katherine Tegen Books
Hardcover, 40 pgs.


  1. A good idea for a children's book!

    (Passing through for Beck Valley Book's blog hop! And following)


  2. Thanks for the timely review. What a great and entertaining way to reach youngsters that need that extra visual que.