cover image First Comes Harry

First Comes Harry

Taro Gomi. William Morrow & Company, $12.95 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-688-06731-1

Harry is the first to wake up, first to breakfast, first to leap over the garbage can, first to tumble down the slideand the first to get hurt. In fact, a couple of times being first doesn't pay offHarry ends up first in the bath, and he's the very first to get sleepy. Gomi's book is both fun and surprising, and readers will add up Harry's firsts as he and the other children scamper around the schoolyard and past a farmer's neatly laid out field. Gomi's characteristically clear colors, blocky figures and crisp design keep this story bouncing along. Ages 2-5. (March)