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Harriet's Halloween Candy (Harriet)

3.82  ·  Rating Details  ·  89 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
While sharing might be okay the rest of the year, on Halloween Harriet's determined not to share her treats with her little brother, Walt. She is running out of places to hide her stash, and there's only one thing she can do ... Harriet's hilarious--and tummy aching--solution will delight both her old fans and those new to Nancy Carlson's Neighborhood in this comical tale ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published January 1st 2002 by Lerner Publishing Group (first published 1982)
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Sarah Sammis
Dec 24, 2010 Sarah Sammis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Here it is Christmas Eve and my review randomizer has picked a Halloween book review for posting!

Harriet and I read Harriet's Halloween Candy by Nancy Carlson a week before Halloween. What I didn't expect was how prophetic it would end up being.

In the book, Harriet has a great haul during trick-or-treating and her little brother doesn't. Their mother insists that she has to share with her brother. At first she does it reluctantly until she nearly makes herself sick with them. Then she realizes s
Apr 11, 2010 Ronyell rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“Harriet’s Halloween Candy” is a cute children’s book from the mind of Nancy Carlson about sharing when Harriet gets some Halloween candy and refuses to share some with her brother, but soon learns the hard way that sharing can actually make her feel good about herself. “Harriet’s Halloween Candy” is a cute story that will have children ldarn the importance of sharing after they read this book.

Nancy Carlson has done a great job with both illustrating and writing this cute children’s story about
Britt D.
After reading this book to my students I will introduce them to a giant bag full of items, (paper clips, unifix cubes, pencils, and erasers)I will also provide my students with individual bags and tell them to evenly sort the items in the large bag into the smaller individual bags. Once this task is completed I ask each student how many of each item they have in their bags. I would then provide them with another item and ask them where this item should go (this item will make the count uneven, a ...more
Nov 14, 2011 Vivian rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture-books
The story I shared with our large crowd right before this one ended with a little boy showing off his HUGE Halloween candy haul. This provided the perfect closure. Harriet, like so many children do on Halloween upon arriving back home, dumped her candy out and sorted and counted it. She didn't want to share with her little brother, despite her mother's request that she share.

The next day she hides the candy one place and another, til finally she decides the best solution is to eat it all.

In th
Shelley Daugherty
Oct 06, 2015 Shelley Daugherty rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Harriet doesn't really want to share but something might change her mind.
Oct 30, 2015 Rachel rated it liked it
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I liked it. ...more
Nov 03, 2012 Consuelo rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-children
"Harriet's Halloween Candy," by Nancy Carlson, is a delightful story about greed that is suitable for emergent readers.

Harriet goes trick-or-treating. On her return home, she assess her booty. Harriet concludes that she wants to eat all the candies, and not share any of them with her little brother. She eats so much candy that she turns green. Finally, feeling quite sick, she gives her little brother some candy. While her mother praises Harriet for her generosity, Harriet feels sick and guilty.
Erin ☕ *Proud Book Hoarder*
Not quite as funny as the others and pretty predictable, Harriet actually shows a selfish side for once with her halloween candy. It bites her in the butt in the end though as all the hoarding and eating of candy makes her turn green with nausea. At least in this book she didn't have a nightmare about someone taking her candy, although again there were several scenes where she worried about it. If her nervouness doesn't end I can totally see sedatives being required as an adult :D
Monalisa Johnson-brown
This is about Harriet who got a lot candy from trick -a -treat but she did not want to share them with her brother. She hid them in many different places until she finally decide to eat them. She started to eat them and then got sick from eating too much and then she decided to share.
Maren Prestegaard
Oct 26, 2012 Maren Prestegaard rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I used to LOVE Nancy Carlson back in the day. This is a good one about eating too much candy and not sharing.
The classic! Harriet learns to share. And not to overindulge in Halloween goodies.
Oct 29, 2012 Danni rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book makes me feel like a kid again.
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