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Horrid Henry Early Reader: Don't Be Horrid, Henry! Award-winning author/illustrator

by Francesca Simon (author) (UK edition)

Suitable for 5 - 8 years

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Product description

Bags of cheeky fun with Henry to help you start reading on your own. Great colour pictures by Tony Ross, with loads of brand new art. And one screamingly funny story – not too long and not too short. Super reading practice for all you tiny terrors. It’s a horrid shock for Horrid Henry when Perfect Peter is born. Despite his very worst efforts, he just can’t get rid of him. As Peter gets bigger, Henry gets crosser and crosser. But when Henry saves Peter from a fierce dog, he finds out that it’s quite nice to be a hero!

Product Details


Horrid Henry Early Reader






Orion Children's Books (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )

Date published

January 31st, 2008

Lexile measure

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Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 2.3; Lower years; 0.5 points

Other details
  • 64 pages


UK edition


Francesca Simon

101508 francesca simon 1 206760


  1. daniel
    on 16 March 2010

    don't be horrid henry

    it was so good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    5out of 5

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What kids think

  1. Goldie 113308

    on 12 December 2015

    great to read

    5out of 5
  2. Pearl 113298

    on 1 March 2015

    I have read this book. When Peter was a baby he was looking so cute but Horrid Henry was not.

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    on 8 March 2014

    This book is amazing and good.

  4. Hayley 113303

    on 5 March 2014

    Horrid Henry is horrible But really good book

    5out of 5
  5. Bellasara 113282

    on 5 January 2014

    a funny book.

  6. Bellasara 113282

    on 9 March 2013

    A book for younger readers about Horrid Henry and Perfect Peter.

    4out of 5
  7. Avatar owl 761790

    on 8 March 2013

    love this book

    5out of 5
  8. Avatar fairy 761766

    on 5 March 2013

    It’s a horrid shock for Horrid Henry when Perfect Peter is born. Despite his very worst efforts, he just can’t get rid of him! As Peter gets bigger, Henry gets crosser and crosser. But the day comes when Henry accidentally saves Peter from a fierce dog – and discovers that it’s rather nice to be a hero!

  9. Evie 113313

    on 4 March 2013


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    on 9 December 2012

    hes nice in the end.

  11. Evie 113313

    on 2 March 2012

    this book is about horrid henry and perfect peter in there childhood and how horrid henry “saved” peter

    5out of 5
  12. Pearl 113298

    on 23 February 2012

    It was funny when Horrid Henry said “let’s draw on the wall!”

    He told off Peter.

    I thought this book was great.

    5out of 5
  13. Default avatar

    on 11 February 2012

    Funny book. I have a younger brother and have the same feeling with Henry.

    4out of 5
  14. Hayley 113303

    on 27 January 2012

    its a very easy book that i like

  15. Pearl 113298

    on 19 April 2011

    This is for young ones to read and I still liked it though as I love watching him on telly. Hes a naughty person and I like him when he gets away with being naughty.

  16. Jane blonde 113694

    on 3 March 2011

    This is for young ones to read and I still liked it though as I love watching him on telly. Hes a naughty person and I like him when he gets away with being naughty.

  17. Default avatar 807810

    on 28 January 2011

    It was very good but it was for younger children so i think it was desighned for children aged 3-6 so a bit younger than her other horrid henry books

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    on 15 October 2010

    I was reading don’t be horrid henry at school. It was funny when the nappey fell on mum’s head, Henry thor it was funny. It was my favroute i loved it.

  19. Horridhenry thumb 16

    on 15 September 2010

    ‘RAAAGH!” Lol!

  20. 39c logo fullcolor 113549

    on 1 April 2010

    cool book

    5out of 5
  21. Evie 113313

    on 16 February 2010

    This book is for younger children but it is still very good !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    5out of 5
  22. Stargirl 113407

    on 16 October 2009

    I ♥ Horrid Henry! He’s really funny and is always naughty and Peter (his brother) is really good. :)

  23. Clarice thumb 136

    on 21 June 2009

    A great book and it is intresting to see how henry helps his brother perfect peter!

    5out of 5
  24. Evie 113313

    on 22 April 2009

    its nice cool but way 2 easy 4 me

    4out of 5
  25. Giraffe zebra 113509

    on 20 March 2009

    i luv this book funny and great LOL!

    5out of 5
  26. Love stargirl 113412

    on 19 March 2009

    This book was good cause it is funny and i would love to read more horrid henry books!!!!!!!!!!!

    5out of 5
  27. Hayley 113303

    on 14 March 2009

    this book was really boring i did not like it

    1out of 5
  28. Storm 113293

    on 7 March 2009

    I liked this book because it is funny

    5out of 5
  29. Goldie 113308

    on 18 January 2009


    1out of 5
  30. Horridhenry thumb 16

    on 12 January 2009

    It is well cool! :)

    5out of 5
  31. Horridhenry thumb 16

    on 7 January 2009

    It is a awesome book!! Look in side!!

    5out of 5
  32. Monkey 113537

    on 17 November 2008

    great book loveable to read and very funny Ha HA!!

    3out of 5
  33. Monkey 113537

    on 14 November 2008


    5out of 5
  34. Pearl 113298

    on 9 November 2008


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    on 13 October 2008

    I really liked it . It is inspiring children how to turn out bad !

    4out of 5
  36. Default avatar

    on 15 September 2008

    hi again! I was interested in reading my first book of Horrid henry and it was very good infact ‘excellent’

    4out of 5
  37. Ef owl thumb 8

    on 31 August 2008

    It is relly short

    5out of 5
  38. Evie 113313

    on 21 July 2008

    this book is one of the best books

    5out of 5
  39. Hayley 113303

    on 4 July 2008

    Good but to short

    3out of 5
  40. Bs shark thumb 124

    on 13 June 2008

    it’s a good book but it would be okfor little kids but not for a 9 year old kid like me

    2out of 5
  41. Fairy thumb 11

    on 11 June 2008

    i think horrid henry books are good but i have not read this one who would you reccomend it for!!

    3out of 5
  42. Fairy thumb 11

    on 6 May 2008

    i totally luv horrid henry he’s kl and funny i luv all the books =]

    4out of 5
  43. Fairy thumb 11

    on 23 April 2008

    I love Horrid Henry books but on of my favs was this one

    5out of 5
  44. Flat stanley thumb 225

    on 24 February 2008

    Well as you know Henry never stops being horrid (only for treats) and this book shows how he tried to make his newbborn brother Peter dissapear.

    5out of 5