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Hungry Henry, by Marla Osborn | Book Review

The Children’s Book Review | December 18, 2016

hungry-henry-by-marla-osbornHungry Henry

Written and Illustrated by Marla Osborn

Age Range: 0-3

Board Book: 14 pages

Publisher: Blue Manatee Press (2016)

ISBN: 978-1936669479

What to expect: Dreams, Creativity, Healthy Food

Hungry Henry is a delightful story about a young boy named Henry who falls to sleep and begins dreaming. Not long into his slumber, he runs into a sheep made of blueberries and bananas who is basking in the sun. As Henry continues on his adventure, the young boy runs into a graham cracker moose with antlers made from apple slices, a grapefruit octopus, an owl with giant egg eyes perched on a pretzel branch, and a waffle turtle. All of Henry’s food friends lead him to realize that he is starving. Eventually, he wakes up to his growling tummy to discover that his mother has made him breakfast and to his delight, it includes many of the foods from his dream.

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Marla Osborn’s story is an excellent example of how our desires can often play out in our dreams. Osborn’s artistic and playful photographs do an exceptional job of bringing this story to life. The lively artwork will have your children running to the refrigerator or cabinet to find a healthy snack and will likely spark some creativity too. Don’t be surprised if you see a blueberry sheep or a graham cracker moose galloping across your child’s plate after reading this lovely tale. This read is sure to bring a smile and perhaps a bit of hunger for a healthy treat to young children who are learning the importance of a healthy and balanced diet. This captivating tale is highly recommended as a snack time read at home or school.

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About the Author

Marla Osborn is a photographer with a passion for visual concepts. She resides in South Florida with her husband Jim and her 3-year-old daughter Alexandra. When Marla is not busy brainstorming new food creations, she enjoys traveling with her family.

Hungry Henry, by Marla Osborn, was reviewed by Jillian Sciacca. Discover more books like Hungry Henry by following along with our reviews and articles tagged with , and .

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Jill Sciacca, M.A. Ed (Early Childhood Reading and Literacy), has spent time teaching preschool, kindergarten, first grade, and fourth grade. She currently is a faculty member at the University of Phoenix where she teaches for the College of Humanities and Sciences, as well as the College of Education. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her two-year-old daughter Gianna and her husband, Jack. Jill also loves a good adventure and can often be found taking her lunch break at Monarch Mountain, her local ski area. She was born and raised in Colorado and has no plans to leave. You can follow Jill on Twitter @jillian_sciacca.

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