Henry's Heart

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Henry's Heart

A Boy, His Heart, and a New Best Friend

By Charise Mericle Harper

Henry Holt & Company, Hardcover, 9780805089899, 40pp.

Publication Date: November 22, 2011


Henry (and his heart) are perfectly happy playing indoors. But Henry's mom encourages him to go for a walk outside. Soon, Henry's heart starts beating faster. Is Henry riding a rollercoaster? Is he doing jumping jacks? What could be making Henry's heart beat faster?

In this engaging, informative story, children learn about the many ways the heart functions within the body, and how what we see, hear, and feel can directly affect our heart rate (like falling in love with a puppy ). Henry's Heart leads him to the best gift ever woof woof

About the Author
Charise Mericle Harper is the author and illustrator of many books for children, including the Just Grace series. In a starred review, Booklist called Just Grace "Hilarious," and said, "The kids come alive in the story, and Harper enhances the comical goings-on with sparkling cartoon sketches. Give this to . . . anyone looking for a funny book." Charise lives in Westchester County, New York. Visit her website at www.chariseharper.com and visit Just Grace's website at www.justgracebooks.com, where you'll find all sorts of fun things, including videos, quizzes, and information about all the Just Grace books.

Praise For Henry's Heart

“The whimsically crafted tale features not only a pleasingly goofy cartoon cast but also some very clever misdirection in the “love story” episode, which is certain to elicit groans and giggles.” --BCCB “Harper offers up a heroic heart that looks a lot like the real thing “without the eyes and mouth, of course,” and he’s an immensely appealing figure, ideal for teaching readers about this important organ.” --Publishers Weekly “This clever book is an excellent choice for story hours and primary-grade classrooms.” -School Library Journal “…a genius pairing of fiction and nonfiction.” -Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW