Henry in Love

By Peter McCarty; Peter McCarty (Illustrator)
(Balzer + Bray, Hardcover, 9780061142888, 48pp.)

Publication Date: January 2010

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover

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Description

Henry is a bit of a dreamer and not much of a talker.Then there's Chloe, who says what she thinks and knows how to turn a spectacular cartwheel.

This is the story of how one blueberry muffin makes all the difference.




About the Author

Peter McCarty’s own experience as the middle child growing up in a large family inspired Chloe. He has written and illustrated several books for children, including Henry in Love, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year, in which Chloe makes her debut. He is also the author and illustrator of Hondo & Fabian, a Caldecott Honor Book and New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year, and its sequel, Fabian Escapes; T is for Terrible; Little Bunny on the Move; and Moon Plane, a Charlotte Zolotow Award winner. Peter lives with his wife and their two bunnies in Clinton Corners, New York.




Praise For Henry in Love

This gentle, pitch-perfect romance will have readers’ hearts thumping with the thrill of first love.
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)

All is fair in love and kindergarten....The exquisite cream-colored pages bring richness to the presentation that makes readers want to turn each page. This beautiful book should appeal to the little ones who have a special someone in their lives but dare not say a word about it
-School Library Journal (starred review)

McCarty nails several aspects of grade-school life (Henry demonstrates his “best forward roll” to impress Chloe) and loads his compact sentences with meaning and longing. This gentle, pitch-perfect romance will have readers’ hearts thumping with the thrill of first love.
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)

A perfect Valentine’s Day read and a fine picture book about love and friendship the rest of the year. Henry in Love not only illuminates the freshness of a burgeoning friendship in the elementary school set, McCarty’s light-handedness evidences an even deeper love for the ordinary world.
-Boston Globe

With precise figures placed in vignettes on a gorgeous creamy stock, McCarty tells a sweetly simple, utterly sincere schoolyard love story.
-Kirkus Reviews

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