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Henry in Love by Peter McCarty
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Sep 13, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: favorite-picture-books
Read in January, 2010

This schoolyard love story is as quirky as it is touching. Henry is a soft-spoken kitten with a fresh-baked blueberry muffin and a big crush on Chloe, “the loveliest girl [read: bunny] in class.” When somersaults and a game of tag fail to bring the two lovebirds together, a fortuitous classroom seating arrangement at snacktime gives Henry the opportunity to unleash his secret weapon. Peter McCarty, a former Caldecott honoree and Charlotte Zolotow Award winner, has outdone himself this time. The ink and watercolor illustrations are both clever and adorable and there is a simple, poetic charm to the story. Printed on heavy, cream-colored paper, Henry in Love is a joy to read, a refreshingly subtle alternative to the loud, bright, and willfully zany picturebooks currently crowding the shelves.

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