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Henry Hodges Needs a Friend

Regular Price: $14.99

Special Price $10.49

Format: Hardcover

Availability: In stock

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From the author o The Kid Who Changed the World, this hilarious rhyming story, complete with charming art, offers comfort to children who often feel left out or are in need of a good friend. At some point, almost every child struggles with feeling like they don’t fit in or are left out—just like Henry Hodges.
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From the author of The Kid Who Changed the World, this hilarious rhyming story, complete with charming art, offers comfort to children who often feel left out or are in need of a good friend.

At some point, almost every child struggles with feeling like they don’t fit in or are left out—just like Henry Hodges. Henry is a lonely little boy on a lonely little street who longs for a friend. One day, his mother and father take him to a pet rescue shelter and his lonely world is changed! Told in a playful rhyme with adorable illustrations, this book will be a favorite among children and parents who love dogs and, ultimately, will comfort and encourage children who struggle with feeling accepted and finding friends.

Kids will want to read this whimsical and imaginative story again and again!

Trim Size: 9 x 9

Contributor(s) Andy Andrews
About the Contributor(s) Andy Andrews

Hailed by a New York Times reporter as “someone who has quietly become one of the most influential people in America,” Andy Andrews is a best-selling novelist, speaker, and consultant for the world’s largest corporations and organizations. He has spoken at the request of four different United States presidents and recently addressed members of Congress and their spouses. Andy is the author of three New York Times bestsellers. He and his wife, Polly, have two sons.

ISBN-10 052911576X
ISBN-13 9780529115768
Publish Date Mar 3, 2015
Weight (lbs) 1.0000
Height 9.25
Width 9.38
Length 32
Length Unit Pages
Publisher Thomas Nelson
Price $14.99
Format Hardcover
Language English
Accelerated Reader Interest Level LG (Grade K thru 3)
Accelerated Reader Points Awards 0.50
Accelerated Reader Reading Level 2.80

Customer Reviews

Review by Laura
Overall Rating
Henry Hodges Needs a Friend, written by Andy Andrews and illustrated by Colleen Madden, is the story of a lonely boy named Henry. Henry doesn't have any friends but he does have loving parents who know what he needs. They tell him that they will find him a "one of a kind friend," and Henry's vivid imagination conjures up all sorts of crazy ideas for what that could be! But a trip to the animal shelter shows Henry that his true friend is a sweet pup who is lonely too. They become the best of friends in this heartwarming story.

My boys and I really enjoyed Henry Hodges Needs a Friend. Andy Andrews' text is fun to read aloud with its easy rhythm and rhymes. Colleen Madden's colorful and playful illustrations definitely captured my almost 3 year olds' attention.

Henry's imaginary potential friends are a funny and entertaining part of the story that keep it lighthearted, as the subject of a boy with no friends could have easily become too heavy for little ones.

My favorite part of the book was the depiction of the animal shelter as a warm, inviting place for Henry to choose his new friend. All too often I see shelters depicted as sad, scary places which can deter families from choosing to adopt.

All in all, we really enjoyed Henry Hodges Needs a Friend (I had to read it 3 times in a row when it arrived at the insistence of my son!) It is a wonderful book to kick start conversations about friendship, or to begin the pet adoption process in your family!

I received this book for free from the publisher as part of the BookLook Bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions are my own. (Posted on 5/1/2015)

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