A laugh-out-loud, irreverent salute to our obsession with the robed pre-teen...Ms. Frankel is obviously a brilliant writer with a fantastic grasp of the Harry Potter story and its social layers -- Wild Child Publishing
I haven't laughed out loud so much since reading Bored of the Rings -- Reader's Robot, July 25, 2006
A parody like no other I've ever seen in literature: you will chuckle and laugh until your belly hurts...Silly, senseless, and totally nuts, you cannot help but enjoy the ride. -- Reader Views
Beginning with the admonishment that if your parents try to get this book hide it, Henry Potty and the Pet Rock is off to a hilarious start. And the story hasn't even started yet. It is abundantly clear that Valerie Frankel is very skilled at tickling the funny bone of every kid (and any grown up) who reads this story. I laughed from...well, page 5 where the Introduction was.
From the beginning lots of people wanted Henry Potty dead. But that didn't pan out. Instead his aunt and uncle, Mr. And Mrs. Dorky, and his cousin Dumpy raised him. He leads the life of a common household slave, until the letter begin to arrive. When Henry ignores them, Professor Bumbling Bore comes to fetch him so Henry can begin his educational career at Chickenfeet Academy in Sunny California.
Hortense the flying pig, the game of Quick Grab the Fish and a series of classroom calamities all combine to create a very interesting school year for Henry. And when Really Wimpy s pet rock runs away, the three friends form a search party to find it and prevent the rock from becoming a (gasp) doorstop.
Even with all these adventures and more, Henry and friends amazingly finish the school year. --Jan Douglas, Writers Unlimited This parody had me laughing at the most unexpected places and things! Valerie Estelle Frankel takes Henry Potty through all sorts of wild and crazy adventures (if you can call it that) and his friends are right in there with him.
Henry can't believe he's destined for greatness even if it is slow going. He even starts his own Henry Potty Official Webpage for heavens sakes. Things don't start hopping until Henry goes to Chickenfeed Academy though. There he meets Horrendous Gangrene and Really Wimpy. He picks the Heroes Dorm in the Sort-of room as the place to room and the adventure begins.
This was a fun book to read and giggle about. I really believe it is more fun to read if you are familiar with the Harry Potter books as this one really pokes fun at anything and everything! Children of all ages (including adults) will enjoy this hilarious parody! -- Kathy Boswell, Managing Editor, The Best Reviews