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These books are worth every penny. I consider myself a book snob and these pass my test! They are an inexpensive hardback book. The covers have drawn my daughter in instantly and she can't put the first one down. She is in second grade and is a very good reader. These books provide a great reading experience and strengthen her imagination. I didn't know if I would be happy with the comic/chapter book combo but the length of the book makes it alright. Definitely purchase these for 2-4 grade girls! I will also be telling my school librarian to order these for our students.
My daughter (and I) love all the Harriet Hamster books. I am always looking for stories with non-traditional princesses and female protagonists who are strong and independent. These books fit that bill perfectly. My daughter is 10, but these would be appropriate for younger kids too.
There's a reason I always recommend this series to people. Especially to those with kids in the 7-11 range, but also to adults who enjoy charming humor. Ursula Vernon has the most wonderful knack of taking the old fairy tales with helpless princesses and turning them into something delightful, hilarious, and as UN-helpless as you can get!
Ok, I was going to say my 7 year old daughter loved it... but that we be a lie. We BOTH loved it. So much fun to read. Harriet is a smart alec and I love that. Hilarious for both of us. Yey for read alouds.