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From the author and illustrator of the bestselling Not Quite Narwhal comes a sweet and funny story about remembering where you belong, no matter how far you roam, or what you’re wearing when you get there.

Harriet loves costumes. She wears them to the dentist, to the supermarket, and most importantly, to her super-special dress-up birthday party. Her dads have decorated everything for the party and Harriet has her most favorite costume all picked out for the big day. There’s just one thing missing—party hats!

But when Harriet dons her special penguin errand-running costume and sets out to find the perfect ones, she finds something else instead—real penguins! Harriet gets carried away with the flock. She may look like a penguin, but she’s not so sure she belongs in the arctic. Can Harriet manage her way back to her dads (and the party hats!) in time for her special day?

Courtesy of Tory Williams

Jessie Sima is an author/illustrator living and working in New York City. She grew up in a small town in southern New Jersey, unaware that she was a storyteller. Once she figured it out, she told her family and friends. They took it quite well. She is the author of Not Quite NarwhalHarriet Gets Carried AwayLove, ZSnow Pony and the Seven Miniature PoniesSpencer’s New Pet; Jules vs. the Ocean; and Hardly Haunted. You can visit her at JessieSima.com.

Courtesy of Tory Williams

Jessie Sima is an author/illustrator living and working in New York City. She grew up in a small town in southern New Jersey, unaware that she was a storyteller. Once she figured it out, she told her family and friends. They took it quite well. She is the author of Not Quite NarwhalHarriet Gets Carried AwayLove, ZSnow Pony and the Seven Miniature PoniesSpencer’s New Pet; Jules vs. the Ocean; and Hardly Haunted. You can visit her at JessieSima.com.

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (May 1, 2018)
  • Length: 48 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781481469111
  • Ages: 4 - 8

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*** "Harriet’s intrepid adventure [is] a delightful readaloud." - Publisher's Weekly, starred review

"[A] clever and affectionate tale." - School Library Journal

"A sweet celebration of family, individuality, and costumery." - Booklist Online

  • CCBC Choices (Cooperative Children's Book Council)
  • Young Hoosier Book Award Nominee (IN)
  • Florida Reading Association Children's Book Award
  • Wisconsin State Reading Association's Reading List

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