The Horrid Henry 30 Book Collection by Francesca Simon is the perfect gift for any young reader who loves a good laugh and a mischievous protagonist. This extensive collection includes all of the Horrid Henry books written by Simon, which have been delighting children and parents alike for over 25 years.
The Horrid Henry series follows the adventures of Henry, a young boy who is known for his mischievous and naughty behavior. He is always getting into trouble, whether it's at home, at school, or in his neighbourhood. Despite his misdeeds, readers can't help but love him for his humour, his wit, and his unique perspective on the world.
One of the most appealing aspects of the Horrid Henry series is its relatability to young readers. Many children can see themselves in Henry, whether it's in his struggles with authority figures, his love of junk food, or his desire to play pranks on his siblings. By following Henry's antics, readers are able to see that it's okay to make mistakes and that it's possible to learn and grow from them.
Of course, at the centre of it all is Henry himself, a mischievous and naughty young boy who is always up to no good. Despite his flaws, readers can't help but root for him as he navigates the challenges of childhood and learns valuable life lessons along the way.
Henry is joined by a colourful cast of supporting characters, including his parents, his younger brother Perfect Peter, his friends Rude Ralph and Moody Margaret, and his nemesis, the strict and stern Miss Battle-Axe. Each character brings their own unique dynamic to the series, whether it's the comedic antics of Henry and Ralph, the conniving schemes of Margaret, or the contrasting personalities of Henry and Peter.
The 30 books in this collection are beautifully illustrated, with colourful and engaging drawings by Tony Ross. Ross's illustrations perfectly capture Henry's mischievous nature and bring the characters to life in a way that is sure to capture the imagination of young readers.
Another key feature of this collection is its length. With 30 books included, readers will have plenty of material to keep them entertained for hours on end. Each book is relatively short, making them perfect for young readers who are just starting to read independently, but the overall length of the collection ensures that there's plenty of material for more advanced readers as well.
In addition to being entertaining, the Horrid Henry series also has educational value. Each book features a different lesson or moral, whether it's the importance of being honest, the value of hard work, or the power of friendship. By incorporating these themes into the stories, Simon is able to provide young readers with valuable life lessons in a way that is engaging and relatable.
One of the great things about this collection is that it is suitable for a wide range of ages. While the books are geared toward children between the ages of 7-9, they can be enjoyed by readers of all ages. The humour and wit in the series are sure to resonate with anyone who has ever been a child, making it a great choice for parents who want to read along with their children.
Titles In This Set:
- Horrid Henry
- Horrid Henry and the Secret Club
- Horrid Henry Tricks the Tooth Fairy
- Horrid Henry Nits
- Horrid Henry Gets Rich Quick
- Horrid Henry and the mummy's curse
- Horrid Henry Haunted House
- Horrid Henry's Revenge
- Horrid Henry Double Dare
- Horrid Henry Joke Book
- Horrid Henry and the Bogey Babysitter
- Horrid Henry Stinkbomb
- Horrid Henry Underpants
- Horrid Henry Meet the Queen
- Horrid Henry and the Mega-mean Time Machine
- Horrid Henry and the Football Fiend
- Horrid Henry Christmas Crackers
- Horrid Henry and the Abominable Snowman
- Horrid Henry Moody Margaret Strikes Back
- Horrid Henry Hilariously Horrid Joke Book
- Horrid Henry Robs, the Bank
- Horrid Henry Wakes the Dead
- Horrid Henry Rocks
- Horrid Henry and the Zombie Vampire
- Horrid Henry Monster Movie
- Horrid Henry Nightmare
- Horrid Henry Krazy Ketchup
- Horrid Henry Cannibal Curse
- Horrid Henry Jolly Joke Book
- Horrid Henry Purple Hand Gang Joke Book
Description from the publisher:
Our horrid hero has stuffed every evil prank he knows into this whopping sack of funnies. And it feels good. It's got laughs. It's got horrid schemes. And it's got the naughtiest boy in the whole world. Plus four funny stories in every single book, all with Tony Ross's pictures. Sometimes it's good to be bad.
Bumper pack from Francesca Simon's bestselling series
Four funny stories in each book, illustrated by Tony Ross
Great for getting confident readers fully fluent
About the Author:
Francesca Simon is a British-American author, born in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1955. She is best known for her wildly popular children's book series, Horrid Henry, which has sold millions of copies worldwide and has been translated into over 30 languages.
Simon spent her childhood in both the United States and the United Kingdom. She attended Yale University, where she studied medieval studies and European history. After graduation, she moved to London and began working as a freelance journalist and writer.
In the early 1990s, Simon began writing the Horrid Henry series, which features a mischievous and lovable protagonist who is always getting into trouble. The series was an immediate success, and Simon went on to write over 20 books in the series, as well as several spin-offs.
Simon's writing has been praised for its humour, wit, and relatability to young readers. Her characters are often flawed but endearing, and her stories are filled with important life lessons and moral messages.
Simon has won numerous awards for her writing, including the Galaxy British Book Award and the Red House Children's Book Award. In 2008, she was awarded an honorary degree from the University of Winchester for her contribution to children's literature.
In addition to her writing, Simon is also a passionate advocate for literacy and has been involved in several initiatives to promote reading and writing among young people. She is a patron of the World Book Day charity and is actively involved in the National Literacy Trust.
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