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Giveaway: Horrid Henry and the Abominable Snowman by Francesca Simon and Tony Ross

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: August 5, 2010

Snow, in August? Horrid Henry Returns with New Tales of Mischief.

It’s never too early to plan for up-coming seasons. That’s why you’ll want to enter to win the latest book in the international bestselling children’s chapter books series, Horrid Henry by Francesca Simon. We have one copy of Horrid Henry and the Abominable Snowman for one very lucky reader!

Reading level: Ages 7-12

Paperback: 112 pages

Book overview: Horrid Henry continues his reign of mischief in the U.S. with the release of the award-winning Horrid Henry and the Abominable Snowman by Francesca Simon and illustrated by Tony Ross.  The book includes four hilarious stories that detail Horrid Henry’s creation of a monster snowman, the writing of his own will (but more interesting is what others should be leaving him), his competition with Moody Margaret in the makeover business, and how Horrid Henry finagles his way out of detention to listen to his favorite author read his new book.

The Horrid Henry books are aimed at children ages 7–12 and are particularly popular with reluctant readers who revel in the misadventures of Horrid Henry, enjoy the comic illustrations by Tony Ross, and, most importantly, gain a sense of accomplishment when finishing each story.

Horrid Henry and the Abominable Snowman was the Galaxy British Book Award’s Best Children’s Book of the Year in 2008 (the “Oscars” of the book world). Francesca Simon is the only American author ever to have won; past winners include JK Rowling.

About the author: FRANCESCA SIMON is the creator of Horrid Henry and author of the series and one of the world’s best-loved children’s authors.  Francesca was born in St. Louis, raised in Los Angeles, attended Yale and moved to the UK to study at Oxford.  She then moved to north London, where she now resides with her husband and son, Joshua.

Francesca first worked as a freelance journalist, writing for the Sunday Times, Guardian, Mail on Sunday, Telegraph, and Vogue. After her son was born, she started writing children’s books full time. She has been invited to Buckingham Palace to meet the queen in celebration of children’s literature. The Horrid Henry series was made into a popular UK television show and there’s now a Horrid Henry stage show at the West End.

About the illustrator:
TONY ROSS is a prolific illustrator of books for children, including Francesca Simon’s Horrid Henry series, Martyn Beardsley’s Sir Gadabout stories.

How to enter:

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Giveaway Rules:

  • Shipping Guidelines: This book giveaway is open to participants with a United States or Canadian mailing address only (international readers can enter if they have a friend in the United States or Canada who can accept their prizes by mail.)
  • Giveaway begins August 5, 2010, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends August 30, 2010, at 11:59 P.M. PST, when all entries must be received. No purchase necessary. See official rules for details.

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Bianca Schulze is the founder of The Children’s Book Review. She is a reader, reviewer, mother and children’s book lover. She also has a decade’s worth of experience working with children in the great outdoors. Combined with her love of books and experience as a children’s specialist bookseller, the goal is to share her passion for children’s literature to grow readers. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, she now lives with her husband and three children near Boulder, Colorado.

  • He sounds like a creative kid! Don’t want to give my nephew ideas, but I think he would love to read it!

    August 6, 2010
    • You’ve got the right idea. Creative is a good way to describe him. And, it’s a great idea for kids to read books of their own choice. So nice of you to enter the contest for him.

      September 1, 2010
  • Sounds like a wonderful story. I think my 8-year-old would love it! 🙂

    August 7, 2010
  • My daughter would enjoy this book. I’m definitely going to have to buy it if I don’t win!
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    August 10, 2010
  • I have heard good things about this book in addition to your review. I would very much love to be entered into this giveaway.

    Thank you,


    August 10, 2010
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    August 10, 2010
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    August 10, 2010
  • I think my son would love this book, and I should see about getting a copy to put in our school library!

    August 10, 2010
    • A great addition to a library—good choice for those reluctant reader types!

      September 1, 2010
  • I’ve read some great reviews about these books and have started to look for books like this as my son is quickly outgrowing picture books….

    August 11, 2010
  • We would love to be part of the giveway for a new book for our school library.

    August 11, 2010
  • This sounds good! I know my grandson would really enjoy it.

    August 14, 2010
  • This looks like a very cute book.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

    August 16, 2010
  • My granddaughter would love to win this! As it seems like a really fun book.

    August 18, 2010
  • My daughter would love this book
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

    August 21, 2010
  • Thank you for the chance to win!

    August 23, 2010
  • The Horrible Henry books are soo much fun, my son giggles out loud when he reads them. He would love to win a copy of the lastest in the series. akhertz at aol dot com

    August 26, 2010
  • My youngest son would love to read this. It has been so hard to get him to love reading.

    danellejohns at gmail dot com

    August 27, 2010
  • I’d like to read this with my daughter!

    Janemaritz at yahoo dot com

    August 30, 2010
  • Thank you to everyone who entered . Our winner is comment #11: Linda Kish. Congratulations.

    This giveaway is now closed.

    September 1, 2010
  • Sounds like the kind of book my kids would love. We need titles for reluctant readers!!

    August 17, 2011

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