Review: Horrid Henry Rocks by Francesca Simon

Horrid Henry Rocks brings us four more stories from the delightfully horrid little boy, Henry. Here we see him battle with his sappy little brother Peter, sabotage his neighbour, Moody Margaret’s, sleepover, write his autobiography and finally he’s evicted by security from the Dancing Daisies children’s stage show where he stands on stage singing songs by The Killer Boy Rats!

The Horrid Henry stories are exactly the sort of books that parents sometimes hover over, wondering if they’re a good influence for their little ones to read, but that kids immediately grab and devour with delight! I think the enjoyment comes from the fact that Henry takes naughtiness to the extreme, and children recognise that his acts are often outrageous but love the fact that they can live them vicariously through the stories.

Read the rest of my review for The Bookbag.


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