Fans of Angelina Ballerina and her cousin Henry can now get a lovable Henry doll with the book that stars both of them! Perfect for anyone who wants more of the adorable little mouseling, this book-and-plush set contains Angelina and Henry, the frolicsome picture book about Angelina and Henry's camping adventure in the Big Cat Mountains, along with a fuzzy Henry in yellow jacket (he even has movable arms and legs). Parents will be scrambling to give this treasure as a gift to their little ballerinas, and children will be delighted to have Henry as a new toy. Pure heartwarming fun.
Fans of Angelina Ballerina will want the 12th installment in the series, Angelina and Henry by Katharine Holabird, illus. by Helen Craig. Here, Uncle Louie takes the mouse cousins camping on Big Cat Mountain. When the two lose their way and a thunderstorm closes in, Angelina must assuage Henry's fears. (Aug.) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
This twelfth book in the "Angelina Ballerina" series depicts the adventures of Angelina and Henry on a camping trip with their uncle. They set off early with springs in their steps, but begin to tire as they climb ever higher into the mountains. Finally, they reach the top, where Uncle Louie announces that they need to set up camp before sunset. He tasks the children with collecting firewood, and the two head into the woods. Soon, instead of gathering wood, they play hide-and-seek and other games. When they finally look around, they see the sun fading and a storm approaching. They fear every noise and shadow. Most of all, they fear Big Cat, but Angelina says they "just have to be brave." She tells Henry stories to keep his mind off the rain and winds until they are found by Uncle Louie. The story ends happily with the trio telling tales and dancing around the campfire. The predictability of this story will hardly bother Angelina Ballerina fans, and the droll illustrations will delight their audience. 2002, Pleasant Company, Patterson
PreS-Gr 2-In this latest installment in the series, the endearing mouse is off on a camping trip to the Big Cat Mountains with her cousin Henry and Uncle Louie. Arriving at their destination, the youngsters are assigned the chore of gathering firewood. Not surprisingly, they find exploring much more to their liking and forget all about the task at hand. Night falls and the two realize that they are lost in the woods. Scary sounds and shadows appear, rain pelts down, and there is concern that Big Cat itself may make an unwelcome appearance. However, Angelina is up to the challenge and frightens the creature away when it arrives. Soon after, Uncle Louie finds the duo. They spend the night recounting their adventure and promising never to run off again. The illustrations are typical Craig-light and whimsical with lots of detail. The picture of Henry and Angelina dancing around the campfire while their uncle plays the squeeze box is especially appealing. With PBS broadcasting the "Angelina" series, this book is sure to be popular.-Sheilah Kosco, Rapides Parish Library, Alexandria, LA Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.