Henry Hodges Needs a Friend was written by New York Times Bestselling Author Andy Andrews, illustrated by Colleen Madden and published by Tommy Nelson (a division of Thomas Nelson Publishing). It is sturdy and colorful hardback book filled with vibrant and funny illustrations. It is written in rhyming phrases that make it easy to read and exciting for kids to follow. There is a great flow to it.
The story starts off sad about little Henry Hodges who doesn’t have any friends and is lonely. His supportive parents tell him that they want to get a one-of-a-kind friend for him. Henry is excited and his imagination runs wild thinking about what kind of friend it will be. Will it be a flying hamster? Or a short necked giraffe? Perhaps a goldfish with antlers? They take Henry to a pet shelter and let him pick out his friend. He searches and finds the loneliest pup, who is just like him. He is perfect! They become best friends and are lonely no more. The story ends saying that God knows just what we need and that everyone is one-of-a-kind.
This book would be good for any child, but might especially connect with someone who has trouble fitting in or someone whose best friend is a pet. It would also be a perfect book to get for someone who you are planning on letting pick out a special pet. Whoever it is for, it is a cute, really well-illustrated book.
I’m giving away a copy of this book (Henry Hodges Needs a Friend) to one of my lucky readers (a $14.99 value)! All you have to do is leave me a blog post comment about who your best friend is, what your favorite animal is or what pets do you own? A winner will be chosen at random at 10pm CST on 5/06 /15. USA only. I will contact winner via email and they will have 48 hrs. to confirm with contact information before a new winner is chosen. Good luck!
AND THE WINNER IS………JACQUI! CONGRATULATIONS!! Please check your email & respond.
Thanks to everyone who participated!
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