Harriet’s Monster Diary

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Harriet is a monster who is assigned an awful school project. She must choose an animal and give an oral report in front of her whole class! Harriet feels stressed and terrified!

The stress at the idea of giving a report makes her worried. So worried, in fact, that she can’t even bring herself to start researching the topic for her project. Her friends, Marvin and Timmy, tell her about ST4, which means “Stop: Take Time To Think.” Harriet uses this method to consider all the bad things that could happen before or while she gives her report. For example, Harriet thinks about what would happen if she trips and gets a nosebleed or has food on her clothes. Will this new strategy help Harriet develop the courage to deliver the dreaded report?

This is a great book because Harriet’s situation is very relatable to any kid who has been nervous about delivering their own dreaded report in front of a class. It offers good methods for coping with stressful situations in a humorous way. Others should read this book because it’s funny and useful for real-life situations.

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Author Raun Melmed
Star Count 4/5
Format Trade
Page Count 116 pages
Publisher Familius
Publish Date 2019-05-01
ISBN 9781641701273
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Issue May 2019
Category Tweens


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