A story about Harrison the hippo, who is unwittingly invading his friend’s personal space. This book discusses situations that will be familiar to children where personal space may be an issue. The book discusses some practical solutions, and how Harrison tries to use these with his friends. With practice and help from his Dad, Harrison becomes more able to think about other’s personal space.
This book is useful as it supports children who invade other’s space with practical suggestions. It can also help those who have their space invaded by raising awareness of the cause of the behaviour, as young children may perceive some of the behaviour described in the book as being deliberately hurtful. This book highlights how this behaviour may impact both sides of the interaction.