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Horrid Henry And The Abominable Snowman [Kindle Edition]

Francesca Simon , Tony Ross
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Review

the 14th book in this great series...very funny indeed' -- THE INDEPENDENT

Review

the 14th book in this great series...very funny indeed' THE INDEPENDENT

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1420 KB
  • Print Length: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Orion Children's (4 Nov 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004BDOK9Y
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #26,060 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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 best-selling Horrid Henry series and many picture books. Francesca is constantly in demand at bookshops, schools and book festivals all over the country where she talks to children about her books. She lives in North London with her family.

Horrid Henry books and audio have sold over 15 million copies in the UK alone and CITV have made a hugely popular cartoon series based on the nation's favourite naughty boy. 2008 saw a Horrid Henry exhibition at Seven Stories, Newcastle called Up To Mischief With Horrid Henry.

Horrid Henry Robs the Bank was shortlisted for the Children's Book of the Year award at the 2009 British Book Awards, the third consecutive year of nomination, following a win in 2008.

Francesca Simon is the third most borrowed children's author from UK libraries and Horrid Henry and the Football Fiend was the most borrowed children's title in 2009!

Francesca Simon on Francesca Simon:

"I've always seen my Horrid Henry books as westerns for kids. Henry is an outlaw, who behaves dreadfully, yet often triumphs. Just as adults like reading about people on the edge, so kids get a thrill from a child who always acts on impulse and never worries about the consequences.

I got the idea for the books when a friend asked me to write a book about a horrid child. Horrid Henry was born on the spot. I immediately saw a truculent little boy, the despair of his well-meaning liberal parents. I was also interested in exploring sibling rivalry, which I know something about as the eldest of four, and families where the parents decide that one child is 'good' and the other 'bad', which is how Perfect Peter came about. Soon Henry took on a vigorous life of his own, aided by the bossy madam next door Moody Margaret, who is an amalgam of myself and how I imagine Margaret Thatcher might have been as a child.

I started writing children's books in 1989 after the birth of my son, Josh. Suddenly all I was reading was books for children, and I started, to my surprise, to get ideas. One day we'd been reading lots of animal noises books, and he asked me what noise a caterpillar made. I thought 'wouldn't it be great to do an animal noise voice of all the unusual animals kids see in books?' That became my first book - But What Does the Hippopotamus say?"

Here are the Horrid Henry books in order of publication:

Horrid Henry
Horrid Henry and the Secret Club
Horrid Henry Tricks the Tooth Fairy
Horrid Henry's Nits
Horrid Henry Gets Rich Quick
Horrid Henry's Haunted House
Horrid Henry and the Mummy's Curse
Horrid Henry's Revenge
Horrid Henry and the Bogey Babysitter
Horrid Henry's Stinkbomb
Horrid Henry's Underpants
Horrid Henry Meets the Queen
Horrid Henry and the Mega-Mean Time Machine
Horrid Henry and the Football Fiend
Horrid Henry's Christmas Cracker
Horrid Henry and the Abominable Snowman
Horrid Henry Robs the Bank
Horrid Henry Wakes the Dead
Horrid Henry Rocks (coming Sept 10)

Here are the joke books:

Horrid Henry's Joke Book
Horrid Henry's Jolly Joke Book
Horrid Henry's Mighty Joke Book
Horrid Henry Versus Moody Margaret
Horrid Henry's Hilariously Horrid Joke Book
Moody Margaret Strikes Back

The Early Reader Books:

Don't Be Horrid Henry
Horrid Henry's Birthday Party
Horrid Henry's Holiday
Horrid Henry's Underpants
Horrid Henry Gets Rich Quick
Horrid Henry and the Football Fiend
Horrid Henry's Nits
Horrid Henry and Moody Margaret

Colour Books:

Horrid Henry's Big Bad Book
Horrid Henry's Wicked Ways
Horrid Henry's Evil Enemies
Horrid Henry Rules the World
Horrid Henry's House of Horrors
Horrid Henry's Dreadful Deeds
Horrid Henry Shows Who's Boss (coming 7th October 2010)

Book & DVD packs

Horrid Henry tricks the tooth fairy
Horrid Henry and the mega-mean time machine

Activity Books:

Horrid Henry's Brainbusters
Horrid Henry's Headscratchers
Horrid Henry's Mindbenders
Horrid Henry's Colouring Book
Horrid Henry's Puzzle Book
Horrid Henry's Sticker Book
Horrid Henry's Mad Mazes
Horrid Henry's Wicked Wordsearches
Horrid Henry's Classroom Chaos
Horrid Henry's Holiday Havoc
Horrid Henry Runs Riot
Horrid Henry's Bumper Fun
Horrid Henry's Crazy Crosswords

Gift Packs:

Horrid Henry's Football Kit
Horrid Henry's Horrid Holidays
Horrid Henry's Christmas Present

Coming soon...

Horrid Henry's Annual 2011 - 5th August 2010
How to survive Christmas Chaos with Horrid Henry - 4th November 2010
Horrid Henry's Utterly Wicked Factbook: Bodies - F
eb 2011

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 4 stories in one book 14 Jun 2008
Format:Paperback
The stories are told at a good pace for children, with plenty of dialogue.
In 'Horrid Henry and the Abominable Snowman' Henry's plans to win a best snowman competition go awry and he gets a bit of a come uppance!

The second story 'Horrid Henry's Rainy Day' has Henry writing a will, an unusual heme for a children's story but it works. Henry's thoughts on how he would come back to haunt people if he died of boredom is particulary funny.

When Moody Margeret sets up her own makeover business in the third story, it doesn't take Horrid Henry long to set up a rival one next door. But Henry's makeovers are rather different to Margaret's.

Horrid Henry's Author Visit is the final story in the collection. Henry is so excited that his favourite author is going to visit his class but he just can't help himself eating crisps and getting sent to Perfect Peter's classroom as a punishment. Not only does he think he's going to miss out on the fun in his own classroom but he has to listen to another author, the awful Milksop Miles telling his 'Happy Nappy' story.

Another really good selection of stories.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
We all love Horrid Henry in our house. My 7 year old son has got all the books in the series now including this one and we can totally relate to all of the scrapes that Henry gets himself into! We also have to watch that he doesn't behave like Henry. The books are well-written and Francesca Simon has created a marvellous character who is naughty, but you can't help liking him at the same time. The stories are packed full of humour and keep both boys and girls interested with real life scenarios, sibling rivalry and jealousy. We eagerly await each new Horrid Henry story in our house as we know we will always be in for a treat. Thoroughly recommended!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fab 20 Dec 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Great book to get boys reading. Fun, toilet talk, ridiculous plot lines, how can any child not snort the milk out of their nose?
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3.0 out of 5 stars same as other 14 Dec 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
best suited for 6 and under otherwise they will find it boring. Unless your kids are book worm would not bother
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3.0 out of 5 stars Ok 26 Oct 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This book got a bit boring for younger readers
I did enjoy it though so I recommend it for 6-8yr old readers
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1.0 out of 5 stars Cool 31 May 2013
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Cool dogfight h h j I just don't want to do this now

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read!!!!! 16 May 2013
By Jag555
Format:Kindle Edition
This book was really good to read and I didn't get one single bit boredat any time that I was reading the book!!!!! It couldn't have got any better than when it was published and then came to the shops on the first day!!!!! I recommend you read it now!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Book 30 April 2013
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My daughter loved this book and it had her wanting to read everyday until she had it all which is good.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Xxx
I like the book. It is funny but a bit boring at times. All together the book is ok. Up up book ok.
Published 19 months ago by jade Elizabeth Evans
5.0 out of 5 stars great
i thought this book was great and i have really enjoyed it, my favorite character was henry because i am a bit like him
Published on 19 April 2012 by peter
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read!
Got this for my son he loves horrid henry and loves the snow too. So this was a great buy. Easy to read and great story. He loves this book and has already read it. Great buy.
Published on 17 April 2012 by Stu
4.0 out of 5 stars sharing a story
I downloaded this for my grand-daughter. We enjoyed reading it together - I started it and then she took over. She is an avid reader and loves the Horrid Henry books. Read more
Published on 7 Mar 2012 by Jeanne
5.0 out of 5 stars Horrid Henry and the Abonible snow man!
This has to be one of Francesca Simons best and most amazing stories.

In the story there is a little Horrid boy and his brother perfect Peter. Read more
Published on 27 May 2011 by Habeeb
5.0 out of 5 stars Horrid Henry cd and book
Bought this for my son for his 6th birthday as he really likes Horrid Henry. He also likes listening to stories in bed so this is ideal. Read more
Published on 19 Feb 2010 by Ms. S. Anderson
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended
My son is an avid Horrid Henry fan and loves this book and CD. He puts on the CD every night and listens to it before he goes to sleep. Read more
Published on 14 Jan 2010 by K. Hegarty
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