Horrible Harriet lives in a tower in the school and spends her days being truly horrible. Only the teacher, Mr Boggle, who can’t see very well, thinks Harriet is good. Whenever Mr Boggle isn’t looking, Harriet is truly horrible to the other students.
When a new boy comes to the school, Harriet takes it upon herself to make him feel welcome. But her plans don’t all go according to plan.
Horrible Harriet is a truly memorable picture book. Author/illustrator Leigh Hobbs creates a character who is at once horrible yet almost likeable and tells a story which will make kids laugh.
Horrible Harriet, by Leigh Hobbs
Allen & Unwin, 2001 (reprinted 2003)