Harriet, my darling child. Harriet, you ll drive me wild. Harriet, sweetheart, what are we to do? I m sorry, said Harriet, and she was. Harriet Harris doesn t mean to be pesky. Sometimes she just is. And her mother doesn t mean to lose her temper. Sometimes she just does. But Harriet and her mother know that even when they do things they wish they hadn t, they still love each other very much. Inspired by the tenderness and turmoil of their relationships with their own children, Mem Fox and Marla Frazee have created a gentle and charming story that will resonate in the hearts of parents and children everywhere.