Henry in Love

By the same author-illustrator as Jeremy Draws a Monster and Hondo and Fabian, Peter McCarty‘s Henry in Love displays a similarly quirky sense of humor and visual style. Henry’s amore, a little bunny named Chloe, is not only beautiful and turns perfect cartwheels, she barely knows Henry exists. What’s a shy little kitty to do? Booklist: “McCarty’s delicately detailed ink-and-watercolor illustrations of anthropomorphized animals, set on open, creamy pages, are delightful, and children will recognize Henry’s happy surprise when an unexceptional day turns suddenly into an exceptional one.” Giggle factor: adults high, child low, at least based on my experience with James. Adult enjoyment: likely. In fact, this is a story that is probably easier for an adult to understand than a child, but James likes it nonetheless. He doesn’t yet realize he probably has a future as a Henry pursuing a Chloe. Illustrations: five jelly jars.

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~ by kaychubbuck on August 2, 2010.

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