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  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Orion Childrens (28 May 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1842557238
  • ISBN-13: 978-1842557235
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 0.9 x 19.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 70,620 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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

Product Description

Book Description

Horrid Henry is up to high jinks, causing chaos on his family holiday.

About the Author

Francesca Simon spent her childhood 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 50 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 and keep up-to-date with Horrid Henry at www.horridhenry.co.uk.

Tony Ross is one of Britain's best known illustrators, with many picture books to his name, including the bestselling Little Princess stories (Andersen). He has also produced the line drawings for many fiction titles, for authors such as David Walliams, Jeanne Willis, Enid Blyton, Astrid Lindgren, and many more. He lives in Wales.


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on 15 Sep 2010
Format: Paperback
I'm five and I though this book was great and the story was about a camping holiday and he wanted to go camping but when he got there it wasn't nice at all. It was windy. It was squelchy with mud. The book was really funny. Peter his brother wanted to go to the campsite. It was great fun reading it and the end bit was really funny.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A. Lewis on 2 Dec 2009
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My 6 year old got interested in the Horrid Henry stories when I started reading the regular versions to him at bedtime. The Early Readers mean he is practising his reading at a good level and thinks it is fun.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By the little reader on 29 Jun 2010
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We have always had books coming out of the woodwork in our house and with my 9 year-old daughter having read and loved all the Horrid Henry stories a few years ago, his antics have also been well-known and adored by my 6 year-old who, when 4 and 5, after hearing her sister read them out loud, would frequently take a Horrid Henry compilation and 'read' it to herself in bed.

I just so happened to stray upon the early reader version of 'Horrid Henry's Holiday' 2 days ago...and it has been one of the best buys in recent months (and we buy a LOT of books!). Keeping in mind that she only got it on Sunday afternoon, watched the World Cup match, went to a party and had school on the Monday, she had finished the entire story by Monday afternoon as she read it at bedtime, before school, in the car and whenever she got a chance. She LOVED it as, in her words, it was easier to read because the words were easier and there were lots more pictures to help her know what the story was about. Now, as it happens, the text is actually no different to the original but she is right about there being more (colour) pictures; what the early readers do do is break up the text into short, manageable chunks with plenty of pictures to aid comprehension and encourage reasonable stabs at longer, less familiar words. Considering that both the length of the story and the complexity of the language is far greater than the stories she brings home from school, she has done brilliantly and her sense of achievement is noticeably apparent.

I would urge anyone with a similar-aged boy or girl to purchase some of these early readers (I have just ordered another 5..!) as, besides being hilarious stories in themselves with a style/characterisation that children of this age might enjoy mimicking in their own writing, these versions are a great springboard into independent reading. Seeing the delight and pride in my daughter's face at having read an entire 'big girl's' book was priceless.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on 15 Dec 2010
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i love horrid henry books ive almost read all the episodes i like the holiday one beacuase it looks relaxing when they get in the big huge tent. i love this book

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By roadrav on 2 Mar 2014
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My grandson is a huge fan of Horrid Henry, so I bought it for him as a present and needless to say he was delighted with it.
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By efrona on 22 Oct 2013
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Although I haven't read this book, I gather my granddaughter absolutely loved it as it was funny and naughty. I would therefore recomment it as an excellent read for 4 year olds
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