A beginning chapter book series based on the award-winning picture book, A Friend for Henry.

A 2024 Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book.
The 2024 Schneider Family Book Award winner for Best Young Children's Book.

Product Code: 9123
ISBN: 9781797213897
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Chronicle
Pages: 48
Published Date: 03/21/2023
Availability:In stock
Price: $14.99

Henry likes Classroom Ten. He likes how it is always the same. But this week, Henry's class will have a parade, and a parade means having Share Time on the wrong day . A parade means playing instruments that are too loud . A parade means this week is not like always.

Join Henry as he navigates the ups and downs of marker missiles, stomach volcanoes, and days that feel a little too orange. From the creators of the Schneider Family Honor-winning picture book A Friend for Henry, this warmly funny book starring a child on the autism spectrum is a reassuring read for school-bound kids of all stripes.

For Ages 6-9

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“Bailey and Song have crafted an early reader that effectively immerses the reader in its protagonist’s world… Song’s minimalist pen and ink illustrations perfectly suit Henry’s methodical approach to life. The lilting rhythm of Bailey’s text is calm and predictable; its concise and forthright diction reflects Henry’s view of how the world should be.” ? The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“The ending of this short chapter book, heavily illustrated and with a format and content to appeal to new readers, is as satisfying as Bailey’s understanding prose and Song’s gentle, friendly illustrations. Henry is an extremely sympathetic hero?relatable and authentic.” - The Horn Book, starred review

“Will inspire and empower all children… a great addition.” ? School Library Journal

“This balanced, well-crafted chapter book…includes moments of wry humor. In gentle ink lines and muted-blue washes, the illustrations simultaneously convey the upset feelings…and the directness of Henry’s desires, all handled with respect and empathy for the protagonist. Deeply relatable reassurance for readers unnerved by change.” ? Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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