Henry's Bad Day

Henry's Bad Day Cover

Henry's Bad Day

By Wilbert Vere Awdry; Richard Courtney (Illustrator)

Random House Books for Young Readers, Paperback, 9780375834646, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 22, 2006

Description

Henry is very proud of his shiny green coat. He doesn’t like to get dirty or wet, because it makes his coat dull and spotty. One day, when it starts to rain, he refuses to come out of a tunnel, leaving his passengers stranded. Sir Topham Hatt decides that Henry has a lot to learn about being a Really Useful Engine.

This classic story, originally by the Reverend W Awdry, has been adapted to appeal to the reader who is just beginning to read. Includes simple but fun language as well as building, writing, and drawing activities.



About the Author
In 1944, a country vicar, the Reverend W Awdry, wrote the stories he had been telling his two young sons about a group of engines with very recognizable personalities. In 1945, the first book featuring Thomas and the other Really Useful Engines was published, and in the 60 years since, the tales of these friendly engines have become beloved classics around the world.

"From the Trade Paperback edition."



In the early 1940s, a loving father crafted a small, blue, wooden engine for his son, Christopher. The stories that this father, the Reverend W. Awdry, made up to accompany this wonderful toy were first published in 1945. He continued to create new adventures and characters until 1972 when he retired from writing. Reverend W Awdry died in 1997 at age 85.