- Product code: HHER
- ISBN: 9781407238982
- Publisher: Orion Publishing Group
- Format: Paperback
- Dimensions: 19.8cm x 12.9cm
- Pages: Vary
- Book points: 9
Horrid Henry's Early Readers Collection - 10 Books (Paperback)
5 years +
For young readers who can't get enough of Henry and his hilarious antics, this fantastic Early Reader collection of ten super stories is great for getting beginners hooked on the naughtiest boy in literature! The big type and colourful illustrations in each specially-designed Early Reader book will help youngsters discover a whole world of independent reading and provide a satisfying transition for schoolchildren as they move on from picture books to full-length chapter books. Francesca Simon's comical stories combined with Tony Ross's lively illustrations will be sure to make children excited to work their way through this great-value collection.
Titles in this collection
- Don't Be Horrid, Henry!
- Moody Margaret's School
- Horrid Henry's Thank You Letter
- Horrid Henry's Nits
- Horrid Henry and the Football Fiend
- Horrid Henry's Rainy Day
- Horrid Henry's Car Journey
- Horrid Henry's Holiday
- Horrid Henry's Birthday Party
- Horrid Henry's Author Visit
Customer ReviewsAdd review
Great books but not for beginners -
I love these books as I can use them at school with 7/8/9/10-year olds who want to read Horrid Henry books along with their peers but have not progressed to 'free reader' standard yet. They contain lots of rich language, which is great. I was surprised to read so many reviews from parents of five-year-olds, though. My own six-year-old is reading above the expected level for his age, and whilst he can fluently read the words in these books, a lot of the idioms and phrases need explaining. This is fine, but I would rate these books as suitable for average 6-8 year olds (year 2/3), In short, don't be disheartened if you buy them for a year R and find that they are too tricky - they are proper books that have been written with content in mind over ease of reading and in my opinion as a teacher they wouldn't be books that I would normally recommend for children aged 6.5 or less.
Kate ( 17/05/2013)
Horrid Henry v Oxford Reading Tree -
Unlike R Elliott, who seems more intent on informing everyone about her son's advanced reading skills than really focusing on the content of texts, I would never recommend that people buy the ORT books - they are part of a reading scheme used in many schools with a developing use of high frequency words and phonic patterns and although they serve a purpose and can be quite entertaining they are samplers for reading practice rather than 'real books.' I find these Horrid Henry books very motivating in terms of text level layout and illustrations: ideal for children developing reading fluency as a book can be completed quickly contributing to a sense of achievement. They tie in with storylines of more complex text. However I do object to the term ' Early Reader' blazoned across the top: as a literacy specialist teacher I use these books with older struggling readers who are not 'early readers'.
Lis ( 25/04/2013)
I bought these books for my daughter after she was struggling to read the normal Horrid Henry books. They are often the same as the story in the normal books, only there is only one in each book and it is in larger text and the print is spread out more, making them a lot easier to read. They have been good confidence builders. They are a lot easier to read than the Rainbow Magic early readers we have.
Angela ( 13/03/2013)
Brilliant set of books for newly independent readers. My 5-year-old son loves them. He's had a new book from this set to read every day for the past 10 days He is going to be very disappointed tomorrow when he realises he's finished the set! Great value too.
Haydn's Mum ( 11/03/2013)
My boys love these, they like to a) listen to them and b) read them. Very good and enjoyable, especially Henry's Thank You Letters. Am buying a second set for my nephew and niece :-)
Katie ( 11/03/2013)
"Easier than I expected" -
This pack of books is great value. The illustrations in the books are lovely and it is nice how the books are split into chapters. However, I was hoping they would be a bit more challenging for my 5-year-old/just starting year 1 son, who is quite an able reader. In reality, the language in these is only equivalent to ORT level 3/4 or similar. Consequently, the stories are not really detailed enough to hold his interest. You'd be better getting a nice book by Julia Donaldson if you're looking to engage boys with reading, or sticking with Biff, Chip and the gang if you want readers.
R Elliott ( 27/09/2012)
"Horrid Henry Early Reader Collection" -
My 6-year-old enjoys reading these. I always need to emphasise that he can't behave like Horrid Henry!!!
Vikki ( 21/09/2012)
"I love this book!!!" -
I would throughly recommend this set of books. I could not stop laughing and neither could my mum. Lots of people at school are planning to buy it once I brought Horrid Henry's thank you letter into school. Thank you ps Francesca Simon is sooooo cool
Daniel ( 09/08/2012)