Horrid Henry’s Christmas Play – 12 Days of Christmas books – Day 11

Now something that will entertain Monkey, aged nearly 4 years and children who are starting to read themselves!  I’ve featured some of the Orion Books Early Readers range of books before, and for Day 11 of our 12 Days of Christmas Books I bring you Horrid Henry’s Christmas Play.

Horrid Henry's Christmas PlayThe Early Reader range from Orion Books are aimed at school children who are learning to read, so obviously older than Monkey.  But, we read lots of different books together and he’s happily concentrated when I’ve read others in the series to him.

Now Horrid Henry’s Christmas Play is our first experience of Horrid Henry.  This paperback book is written by Francesca Simon and illustrated by Tony Ross.  There are 86 pages to this fun story that shows Horrid Henry not being to pleased with his small part as the Inn Keeper.

Horrid Henry's Christmas PlayHe wants to be so much more! How can he make his part bigger?  How can he steal the show?

In Horrid Henry’s Christmas Play we watch as Henry battles with his teacher Miss Battle-Axe and annoys his class mates.  Henry has a cunning plan, he will steal the show, he will have his own way! He forces Mary and Joseph into his Inn and then the fun really begins.

Monkey loved this story, I hope Horrid Henry isn’t going to be his hero, but he certainly found Horrid Henry’s Christmas Play funny.  I’m sure this won’t be our last meeting with Henry over the years to come!

disclaimer:  we were sent this book for the purpose of review, our comments, however, remain our own honest opinions.




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