More Horrid Henry? Yes, more twisted, laugh-out-loud Horrid Henry stories. Francesca Simon’s has perfectly executed her characters, again! Horrid Henry is a rotten, little devil. His persona represents the thoughts which go through most kids minds, at least occasionally. Perfect Peter’s character provides a blameless example of how different siblings can be and the rivalry that comes along with that. I also enjoy the subtle way that Francesca Simon’s involves the parents. She shows readers that Henry has absolutely no-idea of the effort that goes into being a parent. There are some truly priceless moments which are emphasized by Tony Ross’ wonderfully ghastly illustrations.
Warning: These books contain first-rate silliness that may cause fits of laughter and have been known to split one’s sides.