Kid’s Book Review: Harley Hitch

Kid’s Book Review: Harley Hitch

About the Book and Author

This book is the first title in a new illustrated fantasy series about Harley – a determined young inventor, written by award-winning author Vashti Hardy and published by Scholastic.

In this series Harley, her robot dog Sprocket and best friend Cosmo have adventures and solve mysteries in Inventia, a world where science rules and technology grows in the forest; and where exploding science projects, giant slugs and runaway robots are all part of a normal school day.

The Iron Forest near Harley’s home is unlike any other – plants and trees grow cogs and hinges and other mechanical parts – and all of Inventia depends on it. So when a strange fungus is discovered, there’s a race to find a solution. Without essential parts for inventions, the town is quickly falling apart…
Harley decides it’s up to her to save the day – with chaotic results!

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Vashti Hardy Author

Vashti Hardy is a writer of children’s books. She was a primary school teacher for several years, and has a special interest in children’s writing, especially free-writing and the use of journals and creating fantasy worlds.

She has a first-class honours teaching degree with English specialism and an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Chichester.

George Ermos is an illustrator, maker, and avid reader from England. He works digitally and loves illustrating all things curious and mysterious. He is always trying to incorporate new artiness from the various world cultures he reads about and explores.



Book Review

It has a good story that works together I like the part when they find a solution to the problem

This book was informative about the setting of Inventia. It felt like this place was real. It also had great description about the people and good facts about the robots revenge. It tells us about the life of Invention people and robots.

It has a good story that works together I like the part when they find a solution to the problem.

The pictures where great and I give this book a rating of 8 out of 10

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Reviewer Profile

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  • Name: Rosemarie
  • Age: 9 years
  • Likes: cats, woodlands and holidays
  • Dislikes: short books and scary films
  • Favourite Book: The Girl who Circumnavigated Fairyland series by Catherynne M. Valentine
  • Favourite Song: Waka Waka by Shakira
  • Favourite Film: Glitter Force By Doki Doki