☆ Harry and the Terrible Whatzit || ↠ PDF Read by ☆ Dick Gackenbach

By Dick Gackenbach | Comments: ( 230 ) | Date: ( Dec 05, 2019 )

When his mother goes to the cellar and doesn t return right away, Harry shoves aside his fears to search for her and confronts the terrible two headed whatzit.


  • Title: Harry and the Terrible Whatzit
  • Author: Dick Gackenbach
  • ISBN: 9780899192239
  • Page: 423
  • Format: Paperback

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Comments Harry and the Terrible Whatzit

  • Ann

    I was so excited to find this at a library sale, some 20-ish years after the last time I read it.This book fascinated me as a child! As the kid who always would pour over the illustrations long after the words on the page had been read, I was intrigued and engrossed by the Terrible Whatzit and every detail of its appearance. And after looking at it again, I can still see why! But, I suppose I'm getting ahead of myselfHarry is scared of the basement. It's dark and damp and it smells, and he just [...]


  • Nicole

    Because sometimes your mom doesn't believe youd sometimes she looks like a grown-up Thelma from Scooby Doo.Because cellars always smell.Because illustrations don't need any more than brown, orange and white.These are only some of the reasons I am glad to have discovered this book.


  • Erica

    I loved this book as a kid with a love that bordered on freakish. I think I was attracted to the idea of going down to the scary basement where the monster livedd finding a door that goes out to the yard where the mom is picking flowers, or whatever it is she's doing out there.I don't know that it helped me overcome any of my fears but, man, it was an awesome book.


  • Jill

    This has been one of my favorite childrens books since childhood. Harry is terrified to go in the cellar, but when his mom doesn’t reappear from a visit down there for some pickles - it’s time to get brave.The illustrations are detailed but in all orange, white, black and gray. It sounds unappealing, but it works so well to bring attention to the story. Maybe it’s nostalgia making it beautiful to me but I don’t think so. Every child has some fear and reading about Harry’s makes one’s [...]


  • Molly

    The less afraid Harry is the smaller the Whatzit gets. A bit scarier than what's being published these days though.


  • Michelle McBeth

    SUMMARY: Harry is afraid of the cellar. He warns his mother not to go down there, but she doesn't listen. Harry waits and waits, but his mother doesn't return. In order to save his mother, he gathers his courage, and a broom, and goes down the steps to find his mother. There he encounters a scary Whatzit. Harry is frightened, but his concern for his mother overshadows the fear. He beats the Whatzit down in size until he is no longer afraid and continues his search for his motherLUSTRATIONS: The [...]


  • Courtney Canino

    The main characters of this fiction book are Harry, his mother and the monster in his basement he calls a Whatzit. The point of view is third person and it would be best for primary school aged children. The setting of this book is mainly in Harry's basement. The plot of this book is that one day Harry, who is about 8, is in his kitchen with his mom and she says she is going in their basement to fetch something. After not returning for awhile, Harry gets worried and decides to go look for his mo [...]


  • Lisa Overberg

    A book about overcoming your fears and not letting them control you. When Harry's mom goes to the basement and doesn't return, Harry goes in search of her despite his fear of the terrible two headed whatzit monster that lives down there. He sees the monster and it grows as he becomes more afraid, but then realizes if he ignores it and acts unafraid it shrinks, until he ignores it so much that it gets so small and disappears.Interest LevelGrades K - 2Grade level Equivalent: 2.6Lexile Measure®: 3 [...]


  • Mallory

    The book, Harry and the Terrible Whatzit, is about a young boy afraid of his house cellar because of the monster that might have captured his mother. The themes of this book are scary, adventure, and funny. The genres are fantasy and picture books while the ages are kindergarten through fourth grade. I gave this book a 4 out of 5 stars because overall, it is a humorous book on a little boy and how he conquers his fear of the basement.


  • Bvlmc Buchanan Verplanck Elementary School

    Learning to confront your fears is a scary thing, but when it comes to those we love we always seem to find the courage as Harry learned in this story. Harry didn’t want his mother to go into the basement where the Terrible Whatzit lived. Yet when his mother doesn’t come back, Harry musters the courage to go downstairs, confront the Terrible Whatzit and rescue his mother. A humorous twist at the end makes for a fun surprise ending.


  • Cathy

    When his mother goes to the cellar and doesn't return right away, Harry shoves aside his fears to search for her and confronts the terrible two-headed whatzit.I read this so many times to my own kids - I can't even imagine how many times. We even nicknamed our cousin "Sheldon Parker" after a character in the story.


  • Anna Wendling

    This is a cute book about Harry, a little boy, who believes there are monsters in the cellar. When his mom goes down to get pickles and doesn't come back up, Harry panics and runs down to find the monster behind the furnace. Harry has to find a way to get the monster to leave and to find his mom. This is a good book for children Preschool-1st grade. It talks about conquering fears and bravery.


  • Jesse Ann

    My 6 year old niece instantly fell in love with this book and the entire thing memorized after one day of demanding it read over and over again. I have to give a 5 star rating to a book that inspires such passion in a new reader.


  • Brianna Toepfer

    The one thing I remember about the first time this book was read to me was how much it scared me. But yet my 5 year old brother loves this book. This book is great at encouraging children to let their imaginations run wild.


  • Molly Lamson

    William said he liked the mom and the boy, but not the terrible whatzit ;) Mom thinks he liked it much more than he let on he couldn't take his eyes off the illustrations all the way home from the library ;)


  • Kathryn

    A terrific story that tells how facing what your afraid of makes it shrink, especially in the basement!


  • Paula

    When his mother goes to the cellar and doesn't return right away, Harry goes down to search for her and confronts the terrible two-headed whatzit.


  • Laura5

    Another of the Bud's "book club" homework books for Kindergarten


  • Roland

    Good for Halloween storytime, but that's about it.


  • Dayna

    Very cute. Harry attacks the physical form of his fear and it shrinks. My kids love it!


  • April

    This is one of the cutest little kids books. I got this when I was learning Spanish in high school and loved it.


  • Carrie Mclaren

    A "message" book that's also funny and dark. My 4yo loves it and so do I.


  • Jamie Tedesco

    Super cute story about a child overcoming a dear of a monster in his cellar. This would be great to read to children to help discuss fears and how to overcome them.


  • Laurie

    Picked this one up at the library book sale on vacation in Lincoln City.


  • Rae

    This was a childhood favorite! I love this book


  • Caitlin

    Harry and the Terrible Whatzit by Dick Gackenbach (1984)


  • Rainey

    so fun and kooky. very short though.


  • Zach Mott

    My out-and-out favorite book as a child. This is one that every kid should own and every parent should read to/with their children.


  • Andy

    just rediscovered this childhood favorite!


  • Amanda Coppedge

    A childhood favorite.


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