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Huge Harold

4.11 of 5 stars 4.11  ·  rating details  ·  388 ratings  ·  20 reviews
The world seems a cold place to Harold, a very overgrown rabbit, until he finds his niche as a champion trotter. "The rhyming couplets which describe his career flow with easy nonsense, accompanied by four-color lithograph-effect drawings of swift action and humorous detail." -- Horn Book
Published October 1st 1982 by Perfection Learning (first published January 9th 1974)
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Ellie rates 5 stars, Jacob and mom 4 stars
I will admit that when I saw the cover illustration for this book, I wondered if it was influenced by "Harvey", that Jimmy Stewart movie about man with the imaginary 6 ft tall rabbit companion. I really enjoyed this story about a young rabbit who can’t stop growing, though I know my son was a bit disappointed that there weren’t any trains in it. Harold outgrows his family and must seek refuge in the deep forest, but he only finds predators though, so he must run away.
He finds a field full of yu
Rocheal Hoffman
Love!! Possibly one of my favorite books. This would be great for a rhyming example, also a lead on character development and the importance of being accepting.
Olivia Lagore
Harold, a rabbit living in a field with his parents, is born with abnormally large feet. As the rest of his body begins to grow to match his behemoth thumpers, Harold must set out on his own to find a safe place for himself in the world.
Jalm Riddle
Alea like this book quite a bit at three years old. Like all Bill Peet books it is wonderful. Super imaginative story with great plot! Beautiful illustrations.
Bill Peet is one of my new favourite children's authors. This is such a cute and well written book!
Cute. Rhymed. Not as strong of a lesson as, say cowardly Clyde.
Cute story, love rhyming books!
Not too preachy, just a fun story.
Brenda Cregor
Clifford, in rabbit form.
Fenton  Hardy
Without a doubt my favorite book as a child. The rhymes are simple but memorable. My daughter and I still cite passages of Huge Harold as we drive. Peet's wonderful sense of humor is evident in both the text and the illustrations which perfectly capture the situations in which poor Harold finds himself. When my original copy disappeared, my brother kindly bought me a replacement - thanks Jon - and now I read it to my daughter. She loves the book too.
Sonya Huser
Harold the rabbit grows so big that he becomes the size of a cow, and must leave his home to find refuge in dark woods or haunted houses, until one day he settles down in the hayloft of a barn. The farmer there takes good care of him and Harold becomes a famous and well-loved attraction at the fair.
Haley Hamilton
Teaches students to find what they are good at (the rabbit found his niche, running). You may not always feel like you have a place, but there is a place for everyone. The whole story rhymes as well. Can use for sequencing to ask where the rabbit went and where he finally ended up safe.
A guest teacher read this to my students and they absolutely loved it. I'm hoping to do an author study with Bill Peet using his autobiography in the future.
Keith Bowden
Actually, my copy is hardcover. Oh well, Harold is great at any size!
Great example of solid rhythm and rhyme, and a fun story, too.
Terryann Saint
Simply love everything Bill Peet ever did.
We love Bill Peet!
Jan 26, 2008 Attie rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: kidz
Recommended to Attie by: me
it's a cute story.
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Bill Peet was an American children's book illustrator and a story writer for Disney Studios. He joined Disney in 1937 and worked on The Jungle Book, Song of the South, Cinderella, One Hundred and One Dalmatians, The Sword in the Stone, Goliath II, Sleeping Beauty, Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland, Dumbo, Pinocchio, Fantasia, The Three Caballeros, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and other stories.

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