Monday, February 18, 2008

Harry on the Rock

Author: Susan Meddaugh

First line: It was a calm day when Harry floated out to see.

Why you should read this book: Harry the anthropomorphic dog has a hard time of it when a seagull drops a clam on his head, initiating a chain of events that leaves the hapless rower stranded on a desert island with a smashed boat, a single tree with foul-tasting leaves, and a strange, orange egg. Harry's original intention to eat the egg is thwarted when a very unusual lizard hatches from it. Although the lizard is friendly and useful, its ability to fly and breathe fire frighten Harry into ungrateful behavior, until he finally realizes the creature's true intention and potential.

Why you shouldn't read this book: You would have eaten the egg even after it hatched.

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