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Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry Reads a Book Award-winning author/illustrator

by Francesca Simon (author) and Tony Ross (illustrator) (UK edition)

Suitable for 5 - 7 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. Henry is sitting quietly in class one day, doodling pictures of Miss Battle-Axe being gobbled up by hungry crocodiles, when he hears about the reading competition. The prize is a family ticket to a theme park. Rollercoasters! Water rides! Candyfloss! Henry’s GOT to win – but HOW is he going to read all those books?

Product Details


Horrid Henry Early Reader






Orion Children's Books

Date published

February 15th, 2011

Lexile measure

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Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 3.0; Lower years; 0.5 points

Other details
  • 80 pages


UK edition


Francesca Simon

101508 francesca simon 1 206760

Tony Ross


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  1. Pearl 113298

    on 27 January 2015

    So far I love it me and mummy laugh he’s so funny mummy reads with ME she is special and I get really stuck some times

  2. Hayley 113303

    on 9 March 2014

    I love horrid Henry books

    5out of 5
  3. Giraffe zebra 113509

    on 5 March 2014

    very funny book – i love horrid henry ;-)

    4out of 5
  4. Horridhenry thumb 16

    on 19 May 2013

    wow it was good and cool

    5out of 5
  5. Avatar fairy 761766

    on 5 March 2013

    Henry is sitting quietly in class one day, doodling pictures of Miss Battle-Axe being gobbled up by hungry crocodiles, when he hears about the reading competition. A prize for reading stupid old books? but when henry thinks what the prize is hehas got to do it no matter what. read on it is very good

        10000000000000000 STARS
  6. Horridhenry thumb 16

    on 9 August 2012

    I really like horrid Henry it is the best in the world

    5out of 5
  7. Horridhenry thumb 16

    on 3 August 2012

    this a good book

  8. Default avatar

    on 8 May 2012

    I really enjoyed Horrid Henry Reads a Book – the first thing i thought when i first saw this book was henry never reads books- does he?

    My favourite scene was Henry’s eureka moment when he thought of making up his own books that miss battle-axe would not know* and the disappointment when henry won tickets to the newest theme park- book world!

    I rate this book 9/10 you can never get enough of horrid henry!

    Charlie, age 7

  9. Evie 113313

    on 2 March 2012

    at last horrid henry reads a book but its actualy comic but he counts them as books, i am mot one bit like henry cause i lovvvvvvveeeeeeeeeeeee bookks

    5out of 5
  10. Goldie 113308

    on 26 September 2011

    A funny and entertaining book for for kids I loved this book

    4out of 5