Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Horrid Henry and the Zombie Vampire by Francesca Simon

Henry is horrid.  To his brother, his parents, his teachers and his classmates.  His parents are constantly telling him not to be horrid but I am not sure Henry knows how to be anything else.  In one chapter he does everything he possibly can to prevent his brother from telling a story and then actually tries to pretend it is his story in school!  In another he sabotages a healthy meal being cooked by a chef in school.  In the third he is once again picking on his little brother by tricking him into giving Henry his money, candy, and doing his chores.  In the final chapter he has his classmates believing their teacher is a zombie vampire.

As each chapter is a self-contained story Horrid Harry will bode well with reluctant readers. The illustrations are comical and add spice to the story. Young readers, especially boys are going to laugh out loud, enjoy this book, and beg for more Horrid Henry books.   Lucky for them there are lots more.

Read as an ebook courtesy of Sourcebooks via Netgalley.

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