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Henry's Bright Idea (The Walnut Animal Society) Hardcover – August 30, 2016
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PreS-Gr 2-A group of elegant, nattily dressed animals reside in a tall tree house and call themselves the Walnut Animal Society. Their mission "is to create and always remain curious." The friends include Magnolia the Bunny, who makes maps of all the different places she's discovered. Chester the Raccoon adventurously collects ropes and fishing poles, and Eleanor the Bear likes to collect flowers and brew tea for her friends. The main character, Henry the Fox, is well-known for his distinctive ingenuity. One day, he proclaims that he has lost an idea and has no clue where to find it. With the help of Eleanor the Bear, the two venture out for a walk in the walnut grove. Readers can grasp the importance of clearing one's mind with relaxation activities, such as taking a walk and talking with a friend. Exploring an array of nature's objects, Henry concludes that he still hasn't found what he was looking for. As the sun begins to set, tiny adorable lightning bugs encircle Henry—helping him discover his "bright" idea. Although the story ends rather abruptly (the final page shows Henry back in his room, where "he [gets] right to work") without a look into Henry's idea. Children in a classroom or storytime can take turns coming up with their own theories about Henry's idea. Kids who like to play with Calico Critters might enjoy the warm, furry animals that Kirwan has drawn. VERDICT A great precursor story to read to children before engaging in a project or for elementary school library literature collections on maker spaces.-Krista Welz, North Bergen High School, NJ
"This book is delightful, simple, sweet, and unpretentious. The text has a slow easy feel to it with a plot that is sweet . . . The Walnut Animal Society is definitely a fun addition to add to your library." – Clarissa Schweider, Book Nerd Mommy
Top customer reviews
We have had a Henry the Fox doll since my son was born, and he is now 19 months and LOVES his Henry. He sleeps with it every night. When we got this book, and I showed him that Henry had a book about him, he got SO EXCITED, and now we read it WITH Henry at least 2x a day. We love this little "society" so much, and love that even at such a young age he is so into it. I'm sure his excitement, curiosity and imagination about this little world will only grow with his age!
(PS this photo is *NOT* staged! He did this himself!)
Henry’s Bright Idea has a clever story line and is beautifully illustrated. We highly recommend it for children. (And, for their grandparents!)