Henry Hodges Needs a Friend is a sweet new story about a lonely little boy, and how he finds happiness when he gets a special new pet. More than that, its teaches little ones how God knows just what we need.
About the story:
From Andy Andrews, the best selling 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!
I think every person feels lonely at some point in their lives, and sometimes grown-ups might forget that this applies to kids too, just like Henry Hodges was feeling at the beginning of the story. Henry gets excited when his parents notice, and tell him that they’re going to “look high and low for the perfect new friend… a pet”
Between the colorful illustrations and lively Seussical-styled rhyming, Henry’s vivid imagination comes to life in the pages. Like many kids with vast imaginations, he pictures his perfect new friend (who his parents tell him will be one-of-a-kind just like he is) in so many ways- from a pig who climbs trees to a figure-skating hippo, and many other funny critters in between.
I enjoyed listening to my six year old Isaac read this story for the first time. He giggled through a lot of it, and told me his favorite character Henry imagined was a goldfish with antlers. Isaac was very happy with the perfect pet Henry and his family chose, which is a black and white puppy, because Isaac also has a big black and white dog Harley, who is definitely one of his buddies.
In the end, Henry realizes that God knew just what he needed, and his new puppy is perfect for him.
Does your family have a special pet that your kids love? Or maybe you remember one from your own childhood? I’d love the hear about it!
Giveaway ends 3/18/15 at 11:59PM
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