Horrid Henry


Francesca Simon

Illustrated by Tony Ross

Reading Age: 6+

Interest level: 4+


Francesca Simon

Illustrated by Tony Ross

Stories about naughty characters have been told for centuries, and Horrid Henry is a modern-day rogue in the tradition of Dennis the Menace, Pippi Longstocking, Just William and My Naughty Little Sister.


The first in the hugely popular Horrid Henry series introduces us to Henry and his brother, Perfect Peter. The four stories it comprises are long enough to satisfy early readers, yet are short enough to be manageable, with plenty of laughs along the way. Tony Ross's michevious illustrations are the perfect accompaniment - and children will have great fun comparing their own behaviour to Henry's, hopefully coming out on top!


Publisher: Orion Children's Books

About the authors

  • Tony Ross

    Tony Ross was born in London in 1938. He went to art school in Liverpool and has since worked as a typographer for design and advertising agencies. His cartoons have appeared in Punch, Town, Time and Tide and the News of the World. His first book Hugo and the Wicked Winter was published in 1972. Tony has since written over 100 books and illustrated over 2000! Two of his creations, Towser and The Little Princess have been turned into TV series. Tony lives in Wales.

  • Francesca Simon

    Francesca Simon was born in St Louis, Missouri, grew up in California, and went on to study Old and Middle English at Oxford and Medieval Studies at Yale. Following this, Francesca decided to work as a freelance journalist, writing for the Sunday Times, Guardian, Mail on Sunday, Telegraph, and Vogue (US). When her son Joshua was born in 1989, she started writing children’s books full time.


    One of the UK’s best-selling children’s writers, Francesca has published over 50 books, including the immensely popular Horrid Henry series, which has now sold over 16 million copies. She lives in London with her husband, son, and Tibetan Spaniel, Shanti. 


    (Copyright Francesco Guidicini)
    (Copyright Francesco Guidicini)

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Average rating: 4/5

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The coolest book in the whole universe!!!!

Rating: 5 star
11 January 2017

I really liked the book, and I would recommend it to all my friends because they are all bad and they need to learn respect.

Rating: 5 star
8 hitherfield road
20 February 2016


Rating: 5 star
28 December 2015

This book is is by Tony Ross. This book has 3 stories about Horrid Henry. Henry is 10 years old, he has a little brother called Peter.It is a funny book and is a good book to read.

Rating: 5 star
Awsome reader
10 December 2015

Lovely comic with funny stories

Rating: 5 star
1 November 2015

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