Monday, 8 July 2013
Horrid Henry's Nightmare by Francesca Simon
Four hilarious new Horrid Henry stories - HORRID HENRY'S MOTHER'S DAY, probably not the day his mum looks forward to most in the year, HORRID HENRY'S NIGHTMARE where Henry's chased by a ghost bunny with huge teeth, a wailing graveyard ghost and, for good measure, a slimy zombie, then a new story about one of his greatest enemies in THE RETURN OF THE DEMON DINNER LADY and last but not least FLUFFY STRUTS HER STUFF. Horrid Henry is illustrated by Tony Ross, who also illustrates David Walliams' children's books, as well as his own picture books.
This is the 22nd book about the popular Horrid Henry and his family written by Francesca Simon and illustrated by Tony Ross. This is an extra special book because it has a front cover which glows in the dark to add to the nightmare included inside!
As ever, there are four stories included within the book, all featuring Horrid Henry and some of his mates, teachers and family. Henry is up to his usual tricks and misdemeanors, causing mayhem and chaos where ever he goes.
I would recommend this book as suitable for Horrid Henry fans of any age - the stories are perfect to be read by parents to children, to share a chapter at night or at story time at school or for children aged 7+ who are confidently reading alone.
They really are fantastic stories which children of all ages love, either in picture books, chapter books or through the very popular television cartoon series.
Thank you to the publishers, Orion Children's Books, for sending me the book to review.