Horrid Henry's Christmas

Horrid Henry's Christmas

by Francesca Simon


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Horrid Henry sabotages the Christmas play; tries to do all his Christmas shopping without spending any of his allowance; attempts to ambush Santa Claus (to get more presents, of course); and has to endure the worst Christmas dinner ever!

Francesca Simon is one of the world's best-loved children's authors. She is the only American to have ever won the Galaxy Book Award, and her creation, Horrid Henry, is the #1 bestselling chapter book series in the UK—with a hit TV show and over fifteen million copies sold! Each book contains four easy-to-read stories and hilarious illustrations by the one and only Tony Ross, so even the most reluctant of readers won't be able to resist Henry's amazing talent for trouble!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781402217821
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 09/01/2009
Series: Horrid Henry Series
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: 620L (what's this?)
Age Range: 7 - 10 Years

About the Author

Francesca Simon was born in the United States and attended both Yale and Oxford universities. For ten years she worked as a freelance journalist. She now writes full time and has had many books published, including the bestselling Horrid Henry series and several picture books. She lives in North London, England, with her husband, Martin, and her son, Josh.

Tony Ross is a prolific illustrator of books for children, including Francesca Simon's Horrid Henry series, Martyn Beardsley's Sir Gadabout stories, and, of course, as his own stories. Tony has become one of the best-known creators of original and traditional picture books and his work has been sold all over the world.

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Horrid Henry's Christmas 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
pacollins on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The Horrid Henry books are British imports that are perfect fare for Captain Underpants fans looking for a new series. The humor is the same and the font size and liberal humorous black and white illustrations will keep Pilkey fans on the right track. Henry destroys the Christmas tree, causes havoc during the Nativity plays and almost spoils the holiday dinner, all the while appealing to the naughty imp hiding inside of young readers.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it because it is just like me
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brightmyer More than 1 year ago
If you have elementary aged children, I'm sure you have heard of Horrid Henry. This best selling chapter book series comes from the UK and debuted in the USA earlier this year. The books each contain 4 short stories, all centered around a mischievous little boy named Horrid Henry. This book has elements of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever as Henry tries to become the star of the school Christmas play. Outraged because his younger brother, Perfect Peter, was given the star role in the play - Joseph - Henry is unhappy with his one-word role of the Inn Keeper. He tries every way in the world to get Mrs. Battle Axe - his teacher - to expand his role, but she is not budging from her decision. Hilarity ensues on opening night, when Henry can't remember his one-word line and starts to improv by inviting Joseph and Mary into the Inn! The other 3 stories in the book build off this first one, and they are just as cleverly written. In true Henry fashion, he works very hard to do all his Christmas without spending any money, because what is Christmas if you have to spend all your allowance? Henry also conceives a plan make Santa Claus give him more presents for Christmas, and then he has to live through the worst Christmas dinner in history. Oh, and did I mention, Henry manages to destroy the Christmas tree? Although these stories of Horrid Henry may make some parents cringe, his actions are so over-the-top you can't help but be intrigued by his naughtiness. The stories are short, so they make perfect bedtime reading, and your children may actually be proud of themselves because they could never be as Horrid as Henry!