Horrid Henry

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  • Copyright: 2009-04-01
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
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Horrid Henry and his neighbor Moody Margaret decide to make the most sloppy, slimy, sludgy, sticky, smelly, gooey, gluey, gummy, greasy, gloppy glop possible. Is it the best glop in the world or the worst thing that's ever happened to them? Plus three other stories so funny we can't even mention them here. DISCOVER THE SERIES BOYS AND GIRLS AROUND THE WORLD LOVE TO READ! Francesca Simon is one of the world's best-loved children's authors. She is the only American to have ever won the Galaxy Book Award, and her creation, Horrid Henry, is the #1 bestselling chapter book series in the UK--with a hit TV show and over fifteen million copies sold! Each book contains four easy-to-read stories and hilarious illustrations by the one and only Tony Ross, so even the most reluctant of readers won't be able to resist Henry's amazing talent for trouble! "Will make you laugh out loud." --Sunday Times FIND OUT MORE ABOUT HORRID HENRY AT JABBERWOCKYKIDS.COM! PRAISE FOR HORRID HENRY Why Horrid Henry? Kids love it! "I love the Horrid Henry books by Francesca Simon. They have lots of funny bits in. And Henry always gets into trouble!" Mia, age 6, BBC Learning is Fun "It's easy to see why Horrid Henry is the bestselling character for 5-8 year olds." Liverpool Echo Because it's funny "My two boys love this book and I have actually had tears running down my face and had to stop reading because of laughing so hard. My oldest son is rereading all the books in this series on his own now and he still loves them. Happy reading!" T. Franklin, Parent "A modern comic classic." SF Said, Guardian Children's Books Supplement Kids get to be harmlessly rebellious "Henry is a beguiling hero who has entranced millions of reluctant readers... little rebels will love this collection and even little angels will be secretly thrilled by Henry's anti-heroic behaviour." Herald Henry's naughtiness is a yardstick against which children can get a sense of their own moral goodness and social justice "What is brilliant about the books is that Henry never does anything that is subversive. She creates an aura of supreme naughtiness (of which children are in awe) but points out that he operates within a safe and secure world." Emily Turner, Angels And Urchins Magazine Reaches the most important age group - children who are learning to read "I have tried out the Horrid Henry books with groups of children as a parent, as a babysitter, and as a teacher. Children love to either hear them read aloud or to read them themselves. The books are spot on for the 5-8 age range and are fun for the adults who share them too." Danielle Hall, Teacher The structure provides new readers with a real sense of accomplishment "My son is 7 years old and a big Horrid Henry fan. This book lived up to his expectations! Horrid Henry is l


<p><strong>Excerpt from Story 1: Horrid Henry"s Perfect Day</strong></p><p>Henry was horrid.<br>Everyone said so, even his mother.<br>Henry threw food, Henry grabbed, Henry pushed and shoved and pinched. Even his teddy bear, Mr. Kill, avoided him when possible.</p><p>His parents despaired.<br>"What are we going to do about that horrid boy?" sighed Mom.</p><p>"How did two people as nice as us have such a horrid child?" sighed Dad.</p><p>When Horrid Henry"s parents took Henry to school they walked behind him and pretended he was not theirs.</p><p>Children pointed at Henry and whispered to their parents, "That"s Horrid Henry."<br>"He"s the boy who threw my jacket in the mud."<br>"He"s the boy who squashed Billy"s beetle."<br>"He"s the boy who…" Fill in whatever terrible deed you like. Horrid Henry was sure to have done it.</p><p>Horrid Henry had a younger brother. His name was Perfect Peter.<br>Perfect Peter always said "Please" and "Thank you."<br>Perfect Peter loved vegetables.<br>Perfect Peter always used a hankie and never, ever picked his nose.<br>"Why can"t you be perfect like Peter?" said Henry"s mom every day.</p><p>As usual, Henry pretended not to hear. He continued melting Peter"s crayons on the radiator.<br>But Horrid Henry started to think.<br>"What if I were perfect?" thought Henry. "I wonder what would happen."</p><p>When Henry woke the next morning, he did not wake Peter by pouring water on Peter"s head. <br>Peter did not scream.<br>This meant Henry"s parents overslept and Henry and Peter were late for Cub Scouts.<br>Henry was very happy.<br>Peter was very sad to be late for Cub Scouts.<br>But because he was perfect, Peter did not whine or complain.</p><p>On the way to Cub Scouts Henry did not squabble with Peter over who sat in front. He did not pinch Peter and he did not shove Peter.<br>Back home, when Perfect Peter built a castle, Henry did not knock it down. Instead,  Henry sat on the sofa and read a book. Mom and Dad ran into the room.</p><p>"It"s awfully quiet in here," said Mom. "Are you being horrid, Henry?"<br>"No," said Henry.<br>"Peter, is Henry knocking your castle down?"<br>Peter longed to say "yes." But that would be a lie.<br>"No," said Peter.</p>

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