What's New, Harper Drew?: Book 1
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The start of a relatable new illustrated series, all about embracing your family, and finding unique ways to deal with life’s dramas.
Our team is made up of book lovers who are dedicated to sourcing and providing the best books for kids.On a scale of 0 to 10, how likely is someone to SAY or DO something that would be less sensible than (for example) . We follow Harper through the madness of her family's day-to-day life, the French holiday through to Maisie's birthday Festival. But her love of writing was sparked when collaborating on the best-selling children’s non-fiction titles You Are Awesome (April 2018) and Dare to be You (September 2020) with Matthew Syed. Facebook sets this cookie to show relevant advertisements to users by tracking user behaviour across the web, on sites that have Facebook pixel or Facebook social plugin. Gorgeously expressive illustrations by Aleksei Bitskoff and some seriously surreal escapades make this a fabulously fun read about being true to yourself, ideal for readers aged 9+.
I love the fact it is still the illustrated diary format that kids love but with a strong, kind, funny girl as the lead. It’s going to be great … apart from the fact Troy seems to care more about gaining more followers, aka his “DesTroyers” on his YouTube channel, than he does about helping me out.The format worked well for my children as it made the plot, the characters, the jokes and the morals of the story entirely accessible and relevant to them. Suit Y3 onwards depending on ability, although suggested age is 9-11 probably because that's Harper's age. I bought this book for my ten year old daughter after it was recommended by Deborah James on her Instagram.
and while there might not be camels, there are BATS and Llamas - and my brother Troy who is so obsessed with his hairstyle, he won't even go swimming. I'm just hoping I land an invite to Maisie Felix's party when I'm back to distract me from the Drews. It is a diary format and similar to Tom Gates, Diary of a Wimpy or Dork Diaries although in many ways I think this book is better. It’s queen bee Maisie’s birthday party coming up, and the whole class is invited – but while Maisie is sometimes friendly to Harper, sometimes she says things which ‘make her teeth itch’; unkind things that make her feel about two inches tall. I also overheard both children talking about one of the characters in a way which demonstrated beautifully that humour really is a great way to teach children how to navigate the tricky issues that come up in the world of school politics.How many families have a burning wig, a colony of bats, and 50 tins of chicken chasseur to deal with in the space of one holiday? Harper Drew begins writing a journal to take note of all the totally ridiculous things that seem to go on around her with her family and friends, and there sure are many of them! To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average.