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
The story is a sweet, simple, appropriate, charming, wonderful tale of little Henry and his first love Chloe. The writing is tight, perfectly crafted, and there is the exact right amount of words to tell the story without over-speaking anything.
The illustrations in "Henry in Love" are subtle and magnificent. I really enjoyed Mr. McCarty's sparse but impacting ...more
I absolutely loved Henry in Love. It was such a precious story that teaches its readers about the importance of sharing.
I would use this book in a therapy session ...more
To be honest, I didn't really love this book. I thought it kind of jumped all over the place, and a lot of the events that happened were just thrown in there ...more
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
McCarty, Peter. Henry in Love. Balzer & Bray - Harper Collins Publishers. New York: 2010.
Target Audience: Preschool to Grade 2
This is definitely a feel good book. I felt happy after reading it as it was so sweet and showed love, friendship, and kindness at the basic level. This book would be a perfect fit for introducing the concepts of friendship and sharing with preschoolers.
The characters are oddly adorable animals such as bunnies, dogs, cats, roosters, and cows. They are drawn wearing s ...more
While this book was very cute I did not particularly like it at all. The illustrations are very good but the story its self is lacking. The story demonstrates an often spoken boy who likes a girl. However it doesn’t give anything a child can take away from the story in my op ...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
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
But having said that, I really love Peter McCarty's art style. His illustrations are very simplistic without tons of distraction in the background, but they are so beautiful to look at. I love his coloring and shading. The illustrations always lo ...more
Summary: This book is definitely more appealing to adults than children and I would much rather have the ...more