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The first and the original Horrid Henry story. Once upon a time, life was perfect. Children played happily outdoors. Grown-ups enjoyed wonderful peace and quiet. Then Horrid Henry was born! Everybody’s peace was shattered. He screamed. He yelled. He misbehaved. He was absolutely horrid. Even his parents said so. And as he got bigger his tricks got meaner and nastier (and funnier too, of course…) Find out how Henry got to be so horrible as he ruins the family holiday, makes war with his arch-enemy Moody Margaret… and tries to be perfect for a day!

Product Details


Horrid Henry





Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 3.3; Middle years; 1.0 points

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  • 96 pages


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Francesca Simon

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Francesca Simon is the author of the hugely successful Horrid Henry series, which has sold over 15 million copies. Henry is a terrible (but loveable) tearaway who leaves grown-ups in tears, and playmates cowering! Short chapters and line drawings from Tony Ross make these great choices for newly confident readers.

More about Francesca: “I was born in St Louis, Missouri, grew up in Los Angeles and attended both Yale and Oxford Universities, where I specialised in Medieval Studies. I then threw away a lucrative career as a medievalist and worked as a freelance journalist, writing for the Sunday Times, Guardian, Mail on Sunday, Telegraph, and Vogue.

After my son Joshua was born in 1989, I started writing children’s books full time.

I have published over 50 books, including the immensely popular Horrid Henry series, published in 17 countries and now a successful CITV animation series.

I live in London with my husband, son, and Tibetan Spaniel called Shanti.”

Tony Ross

Multi-award-winning Tony Ross has become one of the best-known creators of original and traditional picture books and his work has been published all over the world. As well as his own books, he has illustrated books for authors such as Roald Dahl, Paula Danziger and Michael Palin.


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  1. daniel lynn
    on 15 March 2010

    don't be horrid henry

    it was so great and my freind has it to

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What kids think

  1. Jane blonde 113694

    on 6 January 2015

    Different stories of Horrid Henry and funny.

  2. Avatar owl 761790

    on 16 September 2014


  3. Avatar owl 761790

    on 8 March 2014

    This is a awesome book!!!

  4. Default avatar

    on 8 March 2014

    This book was good and for younger readers.

  5. Horridhenry thumb 16

    on 22 February 2014


  6. Avatar frankenstein 761774

    on 30 March 2013

    this book is interesting and fun to read

    5out of 5
  7. Default avatar 807810

    on 15 March 2013

    I like it

  8. Pearl 113298

    on 8 March 2013

    Every funny book!! One of greatest Horrid Henry books!!!

    5out of 5
  9. Horridhenry thumb 16

    on 6 March 2013

    this book was my fAVOURITE HORRID HENRY BOOK.

  10. Evie 113313

    on 4 March 2013

    good intro to henry

  11. Dora thumb 222

    on 4 March 2013

    I love this book first one ever!

  12. Horridhenry thumb 16

    on 5 August 2012

    this book is good

  13. Petula 113689

    on 4 March 2012

    fun book for all. made me laugh

  14. Default avatar 807810

    on 3 March 2012

    I thought this book was ok but I still enjoyed it.I liked the way that instead of him being horrid in all the other books it was good that for once he was trying to be good.I liked the dance class one because he was doing one type of dance while really wanting to do another.

    4out of 5
  15. Evie 113313

    on 2 March 2012

    this book is all about horrid henry and his mischivious ways of misbehaving and it is funny

    5out of 5
  16. Avatar cat 761729

    on 2 March 2012

    i love horrid henry threre so funny i hate peter

  17. Room on the broom 113684

    on 5 September 2011


    5out of 5
  18. Clarice thumb 136

    on 18 April 2011

    A great get your head into. Lively aanimated horror, by the fantastic Simon !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. Lion 113522

    on 3 March 2011

    This is an amazing book. You really get into the story. You start to not like Peter, just like henry. The shorter stories (two in one book) are so much easier to read. More for young children, but anyone can read them. Lovely front cover. But could’ve done with a bit more whats in the book.

  20. Horridhenry thumb 16

    on 27 September 2010


    4out of 5
  21. Jane blonde 113694

    on 25 March 2010

    I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    5out of 5
  22. Evie 113313

    on 28 January 2010

    heya guys i loved it its so funny! i liked it because it is funny,intresting,amazin ! lol fron fashion babe.

  23. Petula 113689

    on 9 November 2009

    this book is a really good book all about a horrid boy named horrid henry. It is a really good book and I can say that I loved it. It was 100% good and 0% bad. It really showed that it was a brilliant book and lots of people loved it. If you havent read it then you need to because it is a real good book.

    5out of 5
  24. Horridhenry thumb 16

    on 16 October 2009

    It was fun, thrilling as well as exciting all at once. As I read on with the stories, I didn’t want to put it down, especially were Peter had got into to trouble by his mum and dad. I think that all of Francessa Simon’s books are really incredible to read and I enjoy her books alot. I prefer reading Francessa’s books than any other authers. She is the best auother I know.

    5out of 5
  25. Avatar robot 761806

    on 26 September 2009

    i love this book

    5out of 5
  26. Stargirl 113407

    on 9 September 2009

    Horrid Henry is sooo funny! :)

    5out of 5
  27. Horridhenry thumb 16

    on 3 August 2009

    horrid henry is a briliant book everyone should read it because he is a funny 10 years old boy

  28. Storm 113293

    on 26 April 2009

    I liked it but not my fav!

    4out of 5
  29. Hayley 113303

    on 12 September 2008

    I think Francesca Simon is a very tallented auther and has a very wild imagination

    5out of 5
  30. Harry thumb 228

    on 13 June 2008

    it is the best book ever and i’m sure that loads of people would love it.

    5out of 5
  31. Horridhenry thumb 16

    on 8 May 2008

    HORRID HENRY books are the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    5out of 5