Sunday, August 19, 2012

Book: Horrid Henry and the Zombie Vampire

Horrid Henry and the Zombie Vampire. By Francesca Simon. Illustrated by Tony Ross. Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, 2012. 112 pages.

Horrid Henry and the Zombie Vampire brings back everyone's favorite character. In the first story of this entertaining chapter book, Henry decides to write a story of his own when his brother Perfect Peter's continues to be full of floofy-fairy-fun; Henry could only bear so much sugary-goodness! When his teacher, Miss Battle-Axe, decides decides to have her students write a story Henry thinks hard about what he'd like to write about; unfortunately for him, he clearly remembers his teacher's displeasure at reading about cannibals and Troll Werewolf Mummies... and since Henry wants to get this story writing over with, he quickly borrows Peter's fairy story and jots it down. Boy is Henry surprised when Miss Battle-Axe loves the story and asks him to read it to the kindergarteners... but wait, isn't that Peter's class? What is Henry going to do - will he read the copied story, or will he create a horrid story on the fly!?
This book has three more Horrid Henry stories that are accompanied by funny illustrations, drawn by Tony Ross, all showing the terribly horrid and yet amusing situations that Henry gets into. Francesca Simon has created a series that both boys and girls will enjoy reading... and laughing about. Some of the situations are very silly and Henry has a very vivid imagination and some very amusing things to say.

One thing to note is that in these stories, the character doesn't actually learn any sort of lesson, he is just the cause of many shenanigans.

Enjoy Horrid Henry's Official Website - be sure to explore Horrid Henry's World, to

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