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Henry Babysits (Henry the Duck)

3.98 of 5 stars 3.98  ·  rating details  ·  45 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Henry the Duck has his hands full when all the neighbors bring their babies for him to watch one day.
Paperback, 48 pages
Published May 31st 1990 by Grosset & Dunlap (first published 1983)
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Marissa J.
Henry Babysits is exactly what it says. In this story, Henry's neighbors keep dropping off babies for Henry to watch, he is reluctant but each new baby has something to offer to previous babies who have been dropped off so he says yes to each neighbor.

This entertaining story, about Henry and his babysitting jobs, has many illustrative techniques that keep the reader engaged. The cover is very interesting. It displays a duck surrounded by babies that need his attention. The end pages have a patte
Anthony W
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Henry Babysits, the title speaks for itself. Henry ends up babysitting his nephew, and others see this and bring their babies over. He watches 5 babies and the house turns to a mess but he did a great job babysittin.

This colorful cartoon book has a end page full of baby bottles. It makes you think what does all these bottles have to do with the story, well he babysits a lot and needs milk. Another thing that is noticeable is that on every page that has a text there is no pictures but a small bla
Conquering Dinner
We love this book! A fun family read.
Now, I've read this book more times than I can count, but today I read it to the kids I babysit and they liked it. It is the story of Henry, a duck who is asked to babysit and the challenges that come along with it. My kids are not as stressful as the babies he has to take care of, but it's a fun story to read.
I like it.
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Author/Artist/Educator Robert Quackenbush has written and illustrated over 200 books for young readers including his popular Miss Mallard Mysteries, which have been made into animated films for children's worldwide television programming by Cinar (now Cookie Jar Entertainment) that are showing in 70 countries. His books have won many awards and citations including an Edgar Allen Poe Special Award
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