Francesca Simon spent her childhood on the beach in California, and then went to Yale and Oxford Universities to study medieval history and literature. She now lives in London with her family. She has written over 45 books and won THE CHILDREN’S BOOK OF THE YEAR in 2008 at the Galaxy British Book Awards for HORRID HENRY AND THE ABOMINABLE SNOWMAN. Visit Francesca’s website at www.francescasimon.com
Four wonderful tales are compiled into this easy to read chapter book. Horrid Henry has a diabolical plan to scare everyone and when they see his monster movie, people will tremble in fear. Then Henry is off to visit his aunt and his cousin Steve who always gives Henry grief where Henry manages to break a bunk bed. When Henry becomes horridly grumpy, and needs a free pass, he conspires to get one with all of his might. Then at last, Henry decides that he can eat faster than anyone and tries to convince the school that eating should be an Olympic event. The events Henry supports are nothing that the school would ever endorse. The stories are full of humor and told with wit and charm, letting the kids who read about Henry feel a bit naughty themselves. This should please even the most reluctant male reader.