Horrid Henry's (mis)adventures are a firm favourite with my nine year old son and this collection of four fun tales is not short of mishaps, sibling rivalry and general mischief.
The only slight disappointment is that the first story in this edition 'Horrid Henry and the TV remote' has previously been published within other editions under the title 'Horrid Henry and the Comfy Black Chair.' This was a shame as we believed that this contained four completely new stories. The only consolation is that the stories are so funny and so very well written that actually neither of us minded reading it again! I do wish that the titles of stories weren't changed in this way, however, as it does make it difficult for parents to keep track of which have already been read and purchased.
Needless to say the following three stories 'Horrid Henry's School Election', 'Horrid Henry's Bad Present' and 'Horrid Henry Wakes the Dead' were as funny as ever and confirmed that there are plenty more new stories and ways for Henry to plot to take over the world - with things always managing to go astray at the end. For any parents worried about their own offspring picking up Henry's bad ways, there is a subtle moral message at the end of each story and, more often than not, Henry's mischief does backfire!