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From the Publisher"The stories were funny from an adult's point of view because they seem true. Each story is about something that could possibly happen. Parents of kids 5+ may recognize their own kids in the second story in Horrid Henry and the Scary Sitter" - SMS Book Review
"Junior fiction that gets kids reading is so important. Horrid Henry has large font, lots of white space, and four short episodes that means young readers will feel comfortable straight away. A quick flick through Tony Ross's cartoon-like illustrations will have them grinning, and Simon's obvious understanding of what makes kids under 10, laugh will hook them for sure."" - The Book Chook
"This is such a fun one for this time of year! When Horrid Henry's brother Perfect Peter dresses up as a big, pink, bouncy bunny, just how is Henry going to be able to go trick-or-treating without massive embarrassment?! You will be amazed and how he solves this one!
" - Cafe of Dreams
"Following the success of this spring's initial Horrid Henry invasion (4 books, 16 stories of unrivaled mischief and bad behavior,) the elementary aged yobbo is back in Horrid Henry and the Scary Sitter and Horrid Henry's Underpants. Having already established that Horrid Henry is fairly irredeemable, author Francesca Simon and illustrator Tony Ross continue to play up Henry for all his comedic value. His parents continue to despair in the face of his behavior (although they get some sweet, if unintended, revenge in Horrid Henry Eats a Vegetable.) And little brother Perfect Peter is starting to develop as less perfect and more prim; he is not so perfect that he isn't above bickering with Horrid Henry and conniving to get his own way, as he does in Horrid Henry's Car Journey. But what readers want is Horrid Henry getting in and out of scrapes and providing a good laugh, and that is exactly what they get.
" - Not Just For Kids
"Whether they're horrid (like Henry) or perfect (like Peter) or (more likely) something in between, young readers will be engrossed by these horrid adventures - and will probably see something of their own behavior between the pages too." - Book Loons
"Horrid Henry and the Scary Sitter is here just in time for Halloween. As per usual, he is up to no good, providing mischievous ideas for young trick-or-treaters -- or showing kids how not to behave, if that's what you prefer. He has an encounter with a "Scary Sitter" who may prove to be a good match for Henry's awful ways, or not; a battle between boys and girls that almost has Henry and Peter working together as friends, but not quite; and goes on a long family car trip that is about as enjoyable as being stuck in an elevator for hours-on-end with the most annoying person you could imagine." - The Children's Book Review
"This was my first adventure into the world of Horrid Henry, and I have to say that I love his antics. Horrid Henry has a lovely way of getting into trouble and bring laughter to his readers. It seems that you never know what he will be getting into next.
" - The Never-ending Shelf
"I've been hearing about how popular Henry is with young readers, and now that I've read a couple of titles myself I can see why. Henry is always getting into trouble, and he always learns something from his antics. It's not always something positive, but he always learns something." - Mother Daughter Book Club.com
"Without a doubt, these are some of the funniest kid stories I've ever read! Have you ever read "Dennis the Menace"? These books remind me irresistibly of those. Written in the same mischievous yet innocent, tongue-in-cheek manner, trouble finds Henry whether he's looking for it or not (and yes, he's often looking for it!). Amusing and appealing, they made me glad that my kids don't behave as horribly as that - yet! If you haven't picked up a Horrid Henry book yet, make it your goal this holiday season. More info on this series can be found at Sourcebooks.
" - A Book Blogger's Diary
"Horrid Henry lives up to his name — his behavior is atrocious! In Horrid Henry and the Scary Sitter, Henry is the star of 4 short, comical stories. Geared to reluctant readers, Horrid Henry will have you yelling, oh no, don't do it Henry over and over!" - Blog