Henry in Love
Henry is a bit of a dreamer and not much of a talker.Then there's Chloe, who says what she thinks and knows how to turn a spectacular cartwheel.
This is the story of how one blueberry muffin makes all the difference.
Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 12/22/2009 Pages: 48 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Henry woke up to the smell of muffins baking and was given one to take to school for snack. Henry thought Chloe was the loveliest girl in his class. Whenever he looked at her the wind started to blow and he saw poppies, flowers and grass. At recess, Henry decided to go up to Chloe even though his friends thought it was a bad idea to talk to a girl. After Henry demonstrated his best somersau...more
There’s nothing like young love, especially as portrayed by Peter McCarty in this sweet picture book about a kitten named Henry in love with a bunny named Chloe. McCarty’s understated text captures all the essence of grammar school love…showing off, tag, and sharing your favorite snack. Pen and ink drawings splashed with watercolors are scattered across off-white pages with lots of space. On one two-page spread, Chloe sits at her desk surrounded by green grass and breezy red and pink flowers whi...more
What really had me swooning however, are the illustrations. Each anthropomorphized character is depicted in a realistic meets modern fashion, resulting in the perfect level of cutene...more
Summary: This book is definitely more appealing to adults than children and I would much rather have the...more
I love, love the illustrations in this book. They are very cute and I think Henry is such a cute character, even if he doesn't talk much. I think the ending was a bit of a surprise, though. I surely didn't expect and I don't think Henry did either.
It was a very cute book, though and very light-hearted. I really...more
True, the story doesn't have a lot going on, but it's such fun to look at.
Peter McCarty's books fall into the same category. While I enjoy them as an adult, I'm not sure the kids are as enthused with them as I am.
Nice book to use for Valentine's Day or for books about love. When I read it at story time, I got a nice reaction from the kids and parents.
Great illustrations...to vague for young readers.
Henry is in love with Chloe and impresses her with his tumbling skills. When Chloe gets moved next to Henry in class, Henry really shows his love by giving Chloe is blueberry muffin, instead eating a carrot for his afternoon snack.
This would be a cute book to read around valentines day for a story time.