- Grade Level: 1 - 2
- Paperback: 32 pages
- Publisher: Outskirts Press (September 9, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1432701428
- ISBN-13: 978-1432701420
- Product Dimensions: 11 x 0.1 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 7 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,610,352 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Adventures of Henrietta Ham: Meet Henrietta Paperback – September 9, 2007
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Cute, if a bit disturbing, kidlit about two best friends involved in an accident at the canned ham plant, forced to live their lives in the shape of canned hams (unless, in a future book in the series, someone figures out how to uncompress them). Yes, seriously. Henrietta and her pal Tanya, once they escape the baking tray, flee their home and, while looking for a way to let their parents know they're children and not dinner, take in the sights at a local lake. Some fun outdoorsy stuff fulfills the learning quotient, the adventure angle will please the kiddies, it's a win-win. The drawings are a bit on the odd side (very specifically, what's up with the length of Henrietta's nose? And how on earth did it fit in the can?), but nothing one won't get used to. If you can, pick it up at the library before you buy to see how the kids react (though this being published through Outskirts, that is likely impossible unless the author donates a few to various libraries), but recently, it's been aggressively-priced on Amazon, so giving it a shot won't cost you too much AND you'll be supporting an indie artist. ** ½
Author Donna Raheb has certainly come up with a unique idea for a children's book. Youngsters will laugh at the obviously improbable premise of the story, and they will enjoy both the exciting adventures that Henrietta and Tanya have and the full page color illustrations by Bill Dougal which well portray the action. Also, they will appreciate the girls' joy in being outside, free, and alive after being cooped up in their cans. In addition, there are some practical lessons to be learned, such as always wearing a life vest to be safe in the water, and interesting information about the different wildlife that the girls encounter. Meet Henrietta and other books in The Adventures of Henrietta Ham series should prove welcome additions to the world of children's books.
enjoy life! To cherish our youth is such a good theme for a childrens Book
Henrietta and Tanya will surely provide many more exciting stories to keep us guessing what they might try next!!