Friday, 25 November 2011
Horrid Henry's A-Z of Everything Horrid by Francesca Simon
A is for APRIL FOOLS' DAY, Horrid Henry's favourite day of the year (except his birthday, of course.) B is for BOGEY BABYSITTER, Rabid Rebecca, the toughest teen in town. C is for CHRISTMAS PRESENTS, Father Christmas had better get it right this year! From the Purple Hand to pink frilly knickers; supersoakers to Sour Susan; football fiends to fizzywhiz drinks; demon dinner ladies to Dungeon Drinks - this book has it all and more. An encyclopedia of absolutely EVERYTHING you ever wanted to know about Horrid Henry.
Horrid Henry is a huge hit in our house and when my son was in hospital recently I knew I had to take at least one Horrid Henry book with us to pass the time. This was the book I too. It is one of the larger books, hardback and packed full with great pictures by Tony Ross alongside Francesca Simon's humorous writing.
This book is an A-z of everything horrid according to Horrid Henry - but really it is an A-Z of Henry's world. It includes lots from the back catalogue of books and includes all the favorite characters: Horrid Henry, Perfect Peter, The Purple Hand Gang, moody Margaret and Sour Susan to name but a few. The book is like going down memory lane and it was a great book to remind us of all Henry's adventures and exploits.
I would recommend this book as a great gift for Horrid Henry fans this Christmas or for someone who is just getting in to Horrid Henry. There is lots to read and plenty of illustrations to laugh about.
Thank you to the publishers, Orion, for sending me the book to review.