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Horrid Henry rocks

Horrid Henry rocks

Simon, Francesca; Ross, Tony

'Horrid Henry Rocks' contains four stories about Horrid Henry and his infamous escapades

Paperback, Book. English.
Published London: Orion Children's, 2010
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Statement of responsibility: Francesca Simon ; illustrated by Tony Ross
ISBN: 1842551345, 9781842551349
Intended audience: Juvenile.
Physical Description: 98 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Subject: Fiction 5+.; Horrid Henry (Fictitious character) Juvenile fiction.; Short stories.; Children's stories, English.

Accelerated Reading

Book Level: 3.7
Interest Level: LY
Points: 1
Quiz Number: 220438


  1. Horrid Henry's invasion
  2. Moody Margaret's sleepover
  3. Horrid Henry's autobiography
  4. Horrid Henry rocks

Author note

Francesca Simon spent her childhood in California, and then went to Yale and Oxford Universities to study medieval history and literature. She now lives in London with her family. She has written over 50 books and won THE CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE YEAR in 2008 at the GALAXY BRITISH BOOK AWARDS for HORRID HENRY AND THE ABOMINABLE SNOWMAN.

Visit Francesca's website at and keep up-to-date with Horrid Henry at

Tony Ross is one of Britain's best known illustrators, with many picture books to his name, including the bestselling Little Princess stories (Andersen). He has also produced the line drawings for many fiction titles, for authors such as David Walliams, Jeanne Willis, Enid Blyton, Astrid Lindgren, and many more. He lives in Wales.


a laugh-aloud romp
IRISH EXAMINER||I always think that Francesca Simon must have such fun writing them. The stories are also scattered with little pen and ink drawings by Tony Ross that capture the chaos of Henry's life and help the action along.

I think that the book works well as either read-aloud stories to share, or for children growing in confidence to read by themselves. The short story format is perfect for either approach, so children can take the book in bite-size chunks or parents can limit bedtime reading marathons
THE BOOKBAG||It's wickedly funny!
FIRST NEWS||Henry returns to follow his dreams of endless biscuits, no school and loud music. Can he outwit Perfect Peter? Will he best Moody Margaret? Can he secure a ticket to see the Killer Boy Rats? Great fun and a hit with Gabriella, my six-year-old rocker!