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Escrito y dibujado por Enriqueta

(Toon Books)

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  733 ratings  ·  164 reviews
A Junior Library Guild Selection.

Reading books is fun . . . but what about making them? Armed with new colored pencils, Henrietta's ready to try. Peek over her shoulder as she draws the story of a brave young girl, a three-headed monster, and an impossibly wide world of adventure. Whether read aloud to a toddler or discovered by a young reader, Liniers's celebration of the
Hardcover, 64 pages
Published September 29th 2015 by TOON Books (first published 2013)
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Jon(athan) Nakapalau
Great way to introduce a child to the creative process writers/artists go through.
Dov Zeller
I didn't love this book, but my six year old neighbor did and that is more important. I find the art to be a bit creepy, but Lena loves it and appreciates the humor and we both like the concept. Henrietta wants to write a book, so she needs the ingredients. As it turns out, she comes up with a character who has a real plot-building problem: a three-headed monster lost in a closet with only two hats. Oh no! How can the Henrietta's protagonist help find another hat? And what terrible creature migh ...more
David Schaafsma
Ricardo Siri Liniers, known as Liniers, is the author of Macanudo, a daily comic strip hugely popular in Argentina, only recently available in English. His US debut, The Big Wet Balloon, a TOON Book, was nominated for an Eisner Award and chosen as one of Parents' Top 10 Children's Books. Francis Mouly, the editorial director of Toon Books, has in mind a pedagogical dimension to getting young kids interested in and educated about comics, so, since I have my own pedagogical interests in comics, ha ...more
Nov 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics, easy-readers
Henrietta gets a box of colored pencils and sets off on a personal journey of discovery through storytelling and art.

This is a fun, quirky choice for early readers - whether to encourage them to read themselves or to read to them. What I really liked about this book is how well it captures the imagination of a Henrietta - the book doesn't feel overly nostalgic or pandering to the experience of being a child discovering art and storytelling for the first time. There's even a darkness to some of H
Jan 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a very entertaining book that takes the young reader completely through the writing process along with Henrietta, her favorite (stuffed animal friend), and her cat after Henrietta receives a gift box of colored pencils from her Mom. The pages go from colored illustrations of Henrietta with speech bubbles expressing her every thought and emotion to brightly colored illustrations with words that Henrietta has created for her own story. The young learned will share with Henrietta in her cre ...more
Michele Knott
Perfect for so many Writer's Workshop moments.
Nicola Mansfield
Absolutely wonderful! Completely different from Liniers previous Toon Book but even more wonderful! We, the privileged reader, get to watch Henrietta as she creates her very own book "The Monster with Three Heads and Two Hats". This will inspire kids to make their own comic books and make grown-ups wish they hadn't forgotten how to draw like when they were kids. Splendid!!
Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy)
I liked Liniers' Big Wet Balloon but this was a notch or two higher. Loved this one. Perfect for Writers Workshop.
Feb 01, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Written by Ricardo Siri Liniers, the author of a daily comic strip popular in Argentina.

A young girl, Henrietta, receives a new box of colored pencils and oh, the opportunities to create something special are endless. With the help of her cat, Fellini, Henrietta begins to create a book titled, "The Monster with Three Heads and Two Hats." She begins to narrator, write, and illustrate her own story with beautiful child-like drawings.

What a great read for young students! I really enjoyed this grap
Stephanie Tournas
Henrietta's mom gives her a box of colored pencils. She gets so wrapped up in drawing and writing a story for herself about a three-headed monster that she scares herself. But, she realizes that she is in control, so she creates a happy ending. I love that the little girl is creating her story while describing her creative process to her pet and the reader. Outlined ink and watercolor cels on each page narrate Henrietta's creative progress, while large pastel drawings show her story as she write ...more
Dec 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The creative process is wonderfully shown here in this totally charming book. I love that Henrietta scares herself with her own plot and illustrations! Terrific concept well executed. I would love to use this in a classroom with kids!
Laura Harrison
Apr 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So amazing! You would think you were looking at a freshly colored with crayons book. The illustrations are so vivid and lively. Impossible not to be captivated by this title. The kids will love it!!!
Aliza Werner
WW Mentor text for elements of story: happy ending, punctuation use (ellipses), qualities of characters
A delightful peek into the creative process.
Jan 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Henrietta has gotten a box of colored pencils from her mother and uses them to create and draw the story of Emily, a brave girl that goes on an adventure to help a three headed monster find a hat. Readers will be able to see Henrietta's imagination unfold right before their eyes as she writes and illustrates the story of Emily.
This Toon Book by Argentinian author and comic strip writer Ricardo Liniers, takes us into the creative mind of a young writer and illustrator, and shows the writing proc
A new book from the author of The Big Wet Balloon, this graphic novel for young readers encourages creating your own books. Henrietta has a new box of colored pencils and sets out to create her own book with help from her cat, Fellini. It becomes a tale of a brave girl named Henrietta who discovers a three-headed monster in her wardrobe. The wardrobe turns out to be a magic one, leading to a labyrinth filled with clothes. They search for a hat for the one head of the monster that doesn’t have on ...more
Fred Patten
Jun 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Children love comic books. I learned to read when my parents got me a subscription to "Walt Disney's Comics & Stories" before I started school. And most children try to draw their own at an early age.

In this delightful mostly-picture hardcover book for young readers, 7- or 8-year-old Henrietta sets out to draw her own comic book. The Argentinian author/artist Liniers shows her explaining what she's doing to her cat, Fellini. The 60-page book is a mixture of scenes of her drawing, with Fellin
Maggie Watson
Jan 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s-lit
First of all, I thought this book was absolutely darling. I am not one for graphic novels, but this was a great starter book for getting into graphic novels. It was also very fun and intriguing, and easy to follow. It is about a little girl, Henrietta, who writes and illustrates a story. It follows her story that she is writing, as well as her point of view while writing it. This book has wonderful illustrations that seem very real as to how a child would imagine and draw ideas. I believe that t ...more
Feb 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: book-talks-2017
Book talk K-2nd grade. Have an adventure and write your own story. Here's a book to show you how.
Lawanda James
Nov 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely love this book because it is not something I would choose to read. It is more like a comic book. Henrietta is quite the narrator and story teller. The drawing are a little scary but the plot is great! I may look into more Toon books.
Robin Raines-Bond
Sep 27, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great comic book story that tells about writing a story beginning to middle to end. Love the child illustrations. It tells two stories in one. You gotta love LiNiErS.
This grew on me as the (short) story progressed. Henrietta's cute, and it's an interesting concept.
Oct 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novel
I love this book.
I remember playing while I was drawing when I was a kid, too. The line between author and audience is blurred. Children have a unique ability to be in such an unusual position.
May 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Copyright: 2008
Number of Pages: 112
Book Format: paperback
Reading Level: grades 1-5, GR level N
Genre: fiction
Lit Requirement: graphic Novel

Henrietta loves reading books, and she decides that she wants to try writing her own! she writes her own story about a brave girl, a monster with three heads but only two hats, and an adventure all over the world. Read the book to find out what Henrietta does to help the monster with his hat problem!

I love the drawings in this book, they are so
Kara Pushay
I really enjoyed reading book because it is not something I would choose to read. It is more like a comic book, which I have never been too interested in. I liked the narrations from Henrietta as well. I think this has a great plot to it which is something I was not expecting when first looking at this book. I think the illustrations in this story added more meaning and you could tell they were a kids drawing. That art style is a way of grabbing the childrens' attention and having them focus on ...more
Aug 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What I liked most about this book is the drawings that Henrietta creates with her colored pencils. It is her imagination that is sprawled across these pages. We, as readers have the ability to listen through the text of what Henrietta is thinking and then watch, as she puts her thoughts down into her illustrations. She is creative alright and there is no right or wrong answer as this is her story and as she tells us her story, she then completes that thought with her drawings. I wasn’t too fond ...more
Memory Toast
That was throughly enjoyable! A cute story-within-a-story graphic novel, there was so much to like about Henrietta's imaginative tale. What with it's references to writer's process, allusions to other works, and speckled vocabulary, I felt like this was a good read for an adult-child duo. Enough suspense and color to keep a younger reader capitvated and enough substance to amuse an older one.
Ariana Ahlers
Mar 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: el230
I came across this book while looking through leveled readers and instantly fell in love with the story. I found it absolutely hilarious and often found myself laughing out loud. It was a very creative mode of story telling and I really enjoyed the vibrant children's style artwork. It pulled me in and I'm sure it would do the same to other readers of all ages.
Jul 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a cute story! I think kids 2nd to 4th grade, maybe 5th would enjoy it! It's like a book they can write themselves! The illustrations were really cute and child-like! This would make a great gift for ta child who likes to make their own books!
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Nombre con el que firma el historietista Ricardo Liniers Siri.

Ricardo Liniers lives in Buenos Aires with his wife and two daughters, who inspired this story. For more than ten years, he has published a hugely popular daily strip, Macanudo, in the Argentine newspaper La Nación. He also tours the world drawing onstage with musician Kevin Johansen. His work has been published in nine countries from B

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