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Henry Potty and the Pet Rock: An Unauthorized Harry Potter Parody (Special Edition)

Henry Potty and the Pet Rock: An Unauthorized Harry Potter Parody (Special Edition)

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by Valerie Estelle Frankel
     
 

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Catastrophe strikes Chickenfeet Academy, and it s not just the cafeteria food. Lord Revolting, murderous goldfish-flusher, needs Really Wimpy s pet rock to conquer the world! While battling him with squirt guns and cheesy how-to guides, Henry Potty aces Hobology, preps for America's Funniest Fairygodchildren, and tries to avoid laundering Professor Snort s dreaded

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Catastrophe strikes Chickenfeet Academy, and it s not just the cafeteria food. Lord Revolting, murderous goldfish-flusher, needs Really Wimpy s pet rock to conquer the world! While battling him with squirt guns and cheesy how-to guides, Henry Potty aces Hobology, preps for America's Funniest Fairygodchildren, and tries to avoid laundering Professor Snort s dreaded hankies, or worse, watching A History of Cabbages in Polish. All the while, the least likely character watches, coveting the pet rock for her own sneaky agenda. What part does Socks the parrot, wisecracking pet of Headmaster Bumbling Bore, play in all this? Will Revolting dare the ultimate villainy and spoil the book? Will this novel waste your entire morning? There s only one way to know...
Unapproved, unendorsed, unofficial, and unstoppable: an award-winning parody for all the Harry Potter fans. Now with over 100 pages of new hilarity! Watch Henry Potty take on sparkly vampires in the Try Wizarding Tournament and unite all the hottest franchises into the powerful Order of the Takeout in brand-new scenes exclusive to the special edition.

Editorial Reviews

Vox Magazine
Like reading the Harry Potter series through warped glasses.
Reader's Robot
I haven't laughed out loud so much since reading Bored of the Rings.
Wild Child Publishing
A laugh-out-loud, irreverent salute to our obsession with the robed pre-teen...Ms. Frankel is obviously a brilliant writer with a fantastic grasp of the Harry Potter story and its social layers.
Reader Views
A parody like no other I've ever seen in literature: you will chuckle and laugh until your belly hurts...Silly, senseless, and totally nuts, you cannot help but enjoy the ride.
RT Book Reviews
There's an enchantment to Hoyt's stories that makes you believe in the magic of love.
HistoricalRomanceWriters.com
The new master of the historical romance genre.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781935850007
Publisher:
Other Places Publishing
Publication date:
06/15/2010
Pages:
218
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

What People are saying about this

Kathy Boswell
This parody had me laughing at the most unexpected places and things! Valerie Estelle Frankel takes Henry Potty through all sorts of wild and crazy adventures (if you can call it that) and his friends are right in there with him.

Henry can't believe he's destined for greatness even if it is slow going. He even starts his own Henry Potty Official Webpage for heavens sakes. Things don't start hopping until Henry goes to Chickenfeed Academy though. There he meets Horrendous Gangrene and Really Wimpy. He picks the Heroes Dorm in the Sort-of room as the place to room and the adventure begins.

This was a fun book to read and giggle about. I really believe it is more fun to read if you are familiar with the Harry Potter books as this one really pokes fun at anything and everything! Children of all ages (including adults) will enjoy this hilarious parody! (Kathy Boswell, Managing Editor, The Best Reviews)

Jan Douglas
Beginning with the admonishment that if your parents try to get this book—hide it, Henry Potty and the Pet Rock is off to a hilarious start. And the story hasn't even started yet. It is abundantly clear that Valerie Frankel is very skilled at tickling the funny bone of every kid (and any grown up) who reads this story. I laughed from...well, page 5 where the Introduction was.

From the beginning lots of people wanted Henry Potty dead. But that didn't pan out. Instead his aunt and uncle, Mr. And Mrs. Dorky, and his cousin Dumpy raised him. He leads the life of a common household slave, until the letter begin to arrive. When Henry ignores them, Professor Bumbling Bore comes to fetch him so Henry can begin his educational career at Chickenfeet Academy in Sunny California.

Hortense the flying pig, the game of Quick Grab the Fish and a series of classroom calamities all combine to create a very interesting school year for Henry. And when Really Wimpy's pet rock runs away, the three friends form a search party to find it and prevent the rock from becoming a (gasp) doorstop.

Even with all these adventures and more, Henry and friends—amazingly—finish the school year. (Jan Douglas, Writers Unlimited)

Meet the Author

Valerie Estelle Frankel was born at an early age. Since then, she's taught writing to most grades, from kindergarten through high school, and survived with most of her limbs intact. She would have gone crazy long ago, except for her collection of singing potatoes. She's the author of many books on pop culture, including Doctor Who - The What, Where, and How, Sherlock: Every Canon Reference You May Have Missed in BBC's Series 1-3, Teaching with Harry Potter, Harry Potter: Still Recruiting, and How Game of Thrones Will End. Many of her books focus on women's roles in fiction, from her heroine's journey guides From Girl to Goddess and Buffy and the Heroine's Journey to books like Women in Game of Thrones and The Many Faces of Katniss Everdeen. Many of her writings lurk on her website, along with the official Henry Potty Laughicon and an interactive fantasy kingdom especially for kids. Come explore at vefrankel.com.

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