Harry, Hattie, and Henry bring back nostalgic memories of earlier times, before electronics and extracurricular activities. It reminds children and adults alike that simple things bring delight and closeness to the family arrangement. Pictures tell the story along with short verses that invite participation by asking questions. The reader and child have occasion to remember and share special moments in their own lives. Harry, Hattie, and Henry learn that being kind, respectful, and helpful brings happiness not only to the recipient, but also to themselves.