This 23rd Horrid Henry’s Krazy Ketchup is a book written by Francesca Simon and illustrated by Tony Ross. It was released on 5 June 2014 and published by Orion Books.
The book is paperback containing about 104 pages in total and there are four brand new stories – including Horrid Henry’s Krazy Ketchup, Horrid Henry’s Chicken, The Revenge of the Bogey Babysitter and Horrid Henry Tells It Like It Is.
The font comes in one consistent size and it is quite a big book for Mr K who is aged 6. Mr K finds it nicely challenging but was not able to finish reading one chapter within a sitting. A good mix of simple words are used which should be easy to read by school children. Each page contains a good balance of sentences with black and white illustrations. We had to bookmark and save the rest for the next day.
We love the stories of how Horrid Henry hates homework and school. Each time, he tries to find an opportunity to play a trick on others but sometimes he ends up getting tricked instead. It is a book that can be read over and over again. Needless to explain the characters in the book, everyone has their fun part to play in the story. Once again, this is a very well written set of stories by Francesca.
We particularly love the Horrid Henry’s Chicken story. You wouldn’t think that Horrid Henry would be afraid of chicken! Why is he scared of chickens and how did he manage to make a fool of himself? Love the twist of the story.
We also enjoyed Tells It Like It Is. This is the only homework Horrid Henry truly enjoys! We love how he managed to turn his homework into such a hilarious joke!
I would recommend this book to any older children who loves Horrid Henry.
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