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Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2015
Dimensions: 9.25 X 9.25 (inches)
From the author of The Kid Who Changed the World, this hilarious rhyming story, complete with charming art, offers comfort to children who often feel left out or are in need of a good friend.
At some point, almost every child struggles with feeling like they dont fit in or are left outjust like Henry Hodges. Henry is a lonely little boy on a lonely little street who longs for a friend. One day, his mother and father take him to a pet rescue shelter and his lonely world is changed! Told in a playful rhyme with adorable illustrations, this book will be a favorite among children and parents who love dogs and, ultimately, will comfort and encourage children who struggle with feeling accepted and finding friends.
Kids will want to read this whimsical and imaginative story again and again!
Trim Size: 9 x 9
Hailed by a New York Times reporter as "someone who has quietly become one of the most influential people in America," Andy Andrews is a best-selling novelist, speaker, and consultant for the worlds largest corporations and organizations. He has spoken at the request of four different United States presidents and recently addressed members of Congress and their spouses. Andy is the author of three New York Times bestsellers. He and his wife, Polly, have two sons.
apple blossomGrand Forks, NDAge: 45-54Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5pets and friendship what could be sweeterAugust 7, 2015apple blossomGrand Forks, NDAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Henry Hodges Needs a Friend is a humorous rhyming book of how a boy and man's best friend get together. It's a cute story in rhyming meter on friendship. Henry dreams of what would make the best friend....goldfish with antlers, goat with 10 legs or maybe a short-necked giraffe. If it can be dreamed of Henry probably thought of it. Kids of all ages will love this book. Pet adoption is theme of this book.
Christa4 Stars Out Of 5Henry Hodges Needs A FriendJune 10, 2015ChristaQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 3If you're looking for a cute, entertaining story to read to your kids this would be a wonderful choice. If you're looking for a book with a strong message for your children, I feel this one missed the boat. While the illustrations are colorful and engaging, I feel the overall message could have been delivered in a stronger manner. My children loved it. They were delighted with all the funny pets and the rhythmic rhyme of the story. There were many laughs and chuckles as I read the book aloud, so I must say it was an entertaining book.
VictoriaUnited StatesAge: 18-24Gender: female2 Stars Out Of 5Coming Up ShortMay 29, 2015VictoriaUnited StatesAge: 18-24Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 2Meets Expectations: 1I had great expectations for this story! The illustrations were appealing and the theme seemed like it would be very interesting. My problems come in with Andy's parents and the dose of theology that Andrews includes. You finish the book feeling like you're special and because you're special you'll get special things. That was the reason why Andy's parents wanted to get him a "one-of-a-kind" pet. BUT, we all know that that's not how it always works out. Some children never do get what they "need" or even NEED. Does that mean that God isn't there or doesn't care or _____? Absolutely not! But, books like this could be super discouraging and possibly even damaging to a child who is faced with a life like that.
If he had left God out of it, I probably would have been willing to share this book simply because there would have been room for discussion. Since God is brought into this story , I just can't promote something that could change the way a child thinks about God in a way that will cause them to doubt Him.
*I received a review copy of this book from the publisher. All thoughts are my own!
Carrie ShindorfCosby, MissouriAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Amazing Book About FriendshipApril 28, 2015Carrie ShindorfCosby, MissouriAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Several years back I had the privilege of hearing Andy Andrews speak and I have never forgotten it. What an amazing man who loves God and has been gifted with so much talent. When I discovered a children's book written by Andy ~I just knew I had to get this book for my grandchildren.
Oh my stars~ it is just adorable. Henry Hodges is a lonely little boy who lives on a dead-end street. He has no friends who live on his street and he longs for a friend. After dreaming of many little friends he may someday meet he gets a true friend ~ a dog named Hap. In this sweet little story Andy teaches the importance of how much we need friends and that they need us.
It is beautifully illustrated! I loved this book and can't wait to share it with my grand babies.
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