From the May review, "Horrid Henry is HUGE. He’s all over Europe with a television series, a play and famous people like Miranda Richardson loving him up. But here, we Yanks have missed out on his mania. Not so anymore! Horrid Henry has jumped the pond and if you have or teach children in the young independent reader age group, you’re going to want to check Henry out.
Make no mistake, Henry is Horrible and author Francesca Simon makes no apologies for him. It’s that unapologetic horribleness that allows the reader to escape into a world of naughty without really being naughty themselves (my favorite sort of escape!). There will be no need for moralistic discussion as kids will cover their mouths, giggle and offer their own ideas as to why Henry’s made some mistakes. Francesca Simon's style certainly leans toward a Roald Dahl slant, and this is further amplified by the Quentin Blake inspired illustrations of Tony Ross. There could be a lot worse comparisons for an author or an illustrator!
I can easily predict that US students are going to love Horrid Henry as much as their European counterparts."
Not to rub it in or anything, but Reading Rumpus was right! Henry is back with three more titles: Horrid Henry's Underpants, Horrid Henry and the Scary Sitter, Horrid Henry and the Mummy's Curse. Each one as devilishly good as the first!
You can find teaching resources and more information about the series and the author on the original post HERE!
How can you win a copy?
Leave a comment telling me which child/student in your life will love the Horrid Henry series (remember to leave your name and email address too). For a second entry, Tweet (on Twitter) and leave the link in a separate comment. For a third entry, subscribe to or follow Reading Rumpus and leave a separate comment telling me you've done so. For a fourth entry, blog about the contest and leave a separate entry. A Random.org drawing will be held on October 31, 2009 at 9:00PM EST. Good Luck.
A big Thank You to Sourcebooks for the giveaway copies!
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