Henry's Heart: A Boy, His Heart, and a New Best Friend (Hardcover)

A Boy, His Heart, and a New Best Friend

By Charise Mericle Harper, Charise Mericle Harper (Illustrator)

Henry Holt & Company, 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 has created many books for children, including the popular Fashion Kitty series and the Just Grace books. She has also illustrated Ralph's World Rocks! by Ralph Covert. She lives in Mamaroneck, New York, with her family.

Praise For Henry's Heart: A Boy, His Heart, and a New Best Friend

“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