Henry and the Fox

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Cockerels are usually bossy and self-important, but not Henry. Henry is a cowardly cockerel who won't even say "poo!" to a piglet, and his crowing is awful. Luckily for Henry, little Buffy Bantam, his only friend in the whole wide world, has come up with a brilliant plan, and with just a damp red sock and a red woolly sweater, the pair set out to convince the other hens that Henry is, in fact, a brave and fearless hero. But brilliant plans don't always go just the way they're supposed to. Will Henry manage to ...
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Cockerels are usually bossy and self-important, but not Henry. Henry is a cowardly cockerel who won't even say "poo!" to a piglet, and his crowing is awful. Luckily for Henry, little Buffy Bantam, his only friend in the whole wide world, has come up with a brilliant plan, and with just a damp red sock and a red woolly sweater, the pair set out to convince the other hens that Henry is, in fact, a brave and fearless hero. But brilliant plans don't always go just the way they're supposed to. Will Henry manage to conquer his fears and save the day?
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"Gorgeously illustrated and delightfully written."  —School Library Journal

School Library Journal

K-Gr 2- Henry and the Fox is gorgeously illustrated and delightfully written. It is the story of how a timid young cockerel becomes a brave rooster and earns his doodle-doo reputation in the barnyard. When the other fowl show him no respect, Henry and his friend Buffy, a bantam, devise a plan to make him look more courageous. Placing a red sweater and sock from the clothesline in the nettle patch, Buffy alerts the hens that there is a fox in the yard, and Henry gallantly volunteers to protect the ladies. He goes to confront the "fox," only to learn that a real one has taken a nap on the sweater. His screeches scare the predator away and help Henry gain the confidence he needs to assume his rightful place in the barnyard hierarchy. Wormell's lovely watercolors are reminiscent of the radiant work of Jerry Pinkney. First published in England, the book is dotted with British terms that may puzzle young American readers. Nevertheless, the story is a charmer. Children will love seeing how this young rooster overcomes his fears and finally gets something to crow about. This handsome book would work well as a read-aloud and may spark conversation about confronting one's fears and gaining self-confidence.-Mary Hazelton, Elementary Schools in Warren & Waldoboro, ME

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780099483830
  • Publisher: Red Fox
  • Publication date: 2/1/2008
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 5 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.50 (w) x 10.50 (h) x 0.11 (d)

Meet the Author

Chris Wormell was the winner of the Ragazza Prize at Bologna in 1991. He is the author of The Big Ugly Monster and the Little Stone RabbitGeorge and the Dragon, In the Woods, and Two Frogs.
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