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  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Orion Children's Books; New Ed edition (11 May 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1858810701
  • ISBN-13: 978-1858810706
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 0.7 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 218,878 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More 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 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

Product Description

Book Description

The first riotously funny stories of Henry and his little brother Peter.

From the Back Cover

Totally brilliant

Utterly wicked

His fiendish plots will make you ache with laughter.

--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 4 April 2001
Format: Paperback
Horrid Henry is the child which every teacher dreads and which every other child loves. He can bring mayhem to every situation and leaves adults with a feeling of dread. Children laugh outloud as Francesca Simon describes how Henry's mum ends up covered in spaghetti. A definite must for every teacher - reading about henry makes your naughtiest child seem like a saint!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Wells Primary School on 3 Oct. 2007
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Horrid Henry is a book by Francesca Simon. It is a funny story about a boy
called Henry who doesn't like going on holiday. Henry has a brother called
Perfect Peter. Moody Margaret has told Henry all about her holiday at the
camp and Henry is all happy. But when he gets there he isn't very happy at all. I think that everybody should read this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Hannah O Connell on 17 Mar. 2014
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I choose this rate as it was a good book. I liked this book because it was funny.
I would recommend this book to young boys and girls who want a short little story before bed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Anirban C. on 20 April 2014
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This book is my fifth horrid Henry book and it is the best so far. This one was very good but a bit rude! If you want to find out more buy it because I give it 10 out of 10!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By tracy sandell on 18 April 2014
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Excellent book for early readers! My son loves horrid Henry books and this one did not disappoint .would recommend to every child
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S D on 17 May 2014
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This book is possibly the most funny book I have ever read and I recommend this to all ages- INCLUDING adults.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Pat45 on 4 Jun. 2014
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A great book for any young boy who is starting to read. Our grandson laughs so much when reading this book.
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This story is about Horrid Henry who eats a lot of unhealthy junk food and is very mental.

I think this is an amazing book because he is very horrid, therefore he gets told off so many times.

Don't you like to be nice? Or are you always horrid?

This is the book for you!
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