Horrid Henry, the number one British bad boy, is back to dish out some mischievous and bratty behavior. Don’t take the name lightly; Henry is indeed a horrible kid who makes Dennis the Menace look like Barney. His behavior is at times so over the top nasty you’ll cringe! In the first story, Henry, who loves junk food, makes a deal with his parents to eat his veggies for 5 days in a row. Comply and he’s just earned a trip to his favorite restaurant Gobble and Go! Only Henry and his sneaky ways manage to fool his parents by hiding his veggies and using some creative diversion techniques. Watch out Henry – the bad boy doesn’t always get what he wants.
In Henry’s underpants (which was a hoot!) Henry’s Aunt Greta thinks Henry is a girl named Hennie and she sends him a pair of frilly girl panties for a b-day present. Doesn’t Henry mistakenly put them on one day when he’s late for school. What a predicament when it’s time to change for gym.
Also, Henry’s little bro Perfect Peter takes a sick day from school, making Henry jealous. Henry decides to fake an illness to get the day off as well. Only he finds out his plan to play computer games and watch TV all day is foiled.
Henry is a little stinker, and some of his antics are funny, others despicable. One thing is for sure: next to Henry, your own kids will look like perfect angels even on their worst of days.
Note: Acknowledgments to Sourcebooks Jabberwocky for providing me with a copy of this book for my review.