Horrid Henry Continues His Reign of Mischief… (and a giveaway!)

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Horrid Henry’s Underpants by Francesca Simon
Stars: ****

Horrid Henry and the Scary Sitter by Francesca Simon
Stars: ****

Back in June I reviewed the first four Horrid Henry books to come to America from the UK. They are hilariously funny for me and my nieces, who are more in the targeted age for the books.

As of September 2009 there are three more Horrid Henry titles to collect, two of which I was able to review and the third which I will be giving away. [GIVEAWAY CLOSED]

Here’s what happens in these two new books.

In Horrid Henry’s Underpants, Horrid Henry makes a deal with his parents in return for eating his veggies; accidentally wears girls’ underwear to school; tries to prove he is sicker than his brother; and writes the meanest thank-you cards ever (and makes money on it too.)

In Horrid Henry and the Scary Sitter, Horrid Henry encounters the worst babysitter in the world; traumatizes his parents on a long car trip; goes trick-or-treating at Halloween (with disastrous results); and emerges victorious from a raid on Moody Margaret’s Secret Club.

The stories were funny from an adult’s point of view because they seem true. Each story is about something that could possibly happen. Parents of kids 5+ may recognize their own kids in the second story in Horrid Henry and the Scary Sitter (about the long trip)

I think the author and illustrator have something great going and that Horrid Henry will become more well-known then Junie B. Jones. The joy is, that Horrid Henry is liked by both boys AND girls. The books lists ages 7-10 but my 12-year-old niece loves them too.

GIVEAWAY (North America Only)

The Giveaway is now closed. Congrats Angela C.

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