Saturday, 20 July 2013
Horrid Henry Tricks the Tooth Fairy by Francesca Simon
Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Horrid Henry can't stand it when Perfect Peter loses a tooth before him. Why should Peter get a pound from the Tooth Fairy and not Henry? And then Henry has a brilliant idea. He will trick the Tooth Fairy.
Another instalment in the fantastic Orion Children's Books Early Reader Series. This story was originally included within the Horrid Henry black and white story book 'Horrid Henry Tricks the Tooth Fairy' and has now been reprinted in the popular Early Reader series.
The Early Reader books are full, chapter stories which are printed in a larger print and the story is split up by colourful illustrations - the Horrid Henry illustrations are by the fantastic illustrator, Tony Ross, who captures the mischief of Henry perfectly. The story is the same as the original but the adapted format of these books make it easier for younger readers to follow and enjoy, while gaining confidence in their reading ability.
This story sees Henry unhappy because Perfect Peter's first tooth has fallen out before any of Henry's. Henry does all he can to make his first tooth fall out, to no avail. He steals Peter's tooth to try and trick the tooth fairy but the tooth fairy very cleverly sees through Henry's trick. However when Henry finally looses a tooth, he has an accident with the tooth.
This is another fantastic story in the popular series by Francesca Simon which young readers will love to read again and again. I am sure this series encourages lots of young readers and starts them off with a set of books that is gauged at the right level to challenge but not overwhelm.
Thank you to the publishers, Orion Children's Books, for sending me the book to review.