Little redheaded Henry’s family loves little Henry dearly! They do everything for him, but Henry has enough of it. He is not a baby anymore! He is already able to go alone to his friend, play wild games on the climbing frame with him, play in the sandpit and on the meadow. In the evening Henry pours milk into his glass without help of the others and he even eats the nasty peas on his plate.
His family, who has secretly watched him all day, is totally bored. But then they all do something together. They dance, paint, do crafts and doodle and all have fun. But when Henry, all by himself, has put on his pajamas, has brushed his teeth and has crawled into his bed, he feels lonely. Now he needs someone to tuck him in. And, lo and behold, that is the moment the others have waited for!
This book is suitable for readers between 4 and 8 years of age.
Linda Urban, the former marketing director at Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena, California, now writes children’s books full-time. A Crooked Kind of Perfect is her first novel. She lives in Montpelier, Vermont.
Madeline Valentine grew up in Brooklyn, and received a BFA from Pratt Institute in 2007. She has illustrated 5 children’s books, including the LITTLE RED HENRY by Linda Urban. She currently lives in Queens.