Delightful! (Exceptionally Great for Animal Lovers Oct 26, 2012
"Harriet first began keeping a journal when she was six months old. She didn't write anything down - writing is not easy for possums, especially babies, but she kept everything in her mind." With a first line like that, how can you not continue reading?!
Springthorpe engages you from the very beginning in this truly unique book that will delight adults and children alike. Harriet is a plucky possum with a penchant for adventure, who gets into trouble when she decides to follow her friend across "the black strip."
The story is short, sweet, and ever so memorable. In fact, after personally witnessing a sad exchange between a possum and an SUV on an off-ramp, my mind went straight to "Harriet!" as I tried to hold back my tears. Thankfully, all turns out well in the end for the charming heroine in this mini masterpiece (I finished it one sitting). Would recommend!