Henry's Heart

A Boy, His Heart, and a New Best Friend

Charise Mericle Harper

Henry Holt / Christy Ottaviano Books

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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!

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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

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HENRY'S HEART by Charise Mericle Harper, Charise Mericle HarperKirkus Book Reviews
Read the Kirkus Review of HENRY'S HEART . Tongue-in-cheek, label-happy humor reminiscent of Mélanie Watts abounds in Harper's latest, a genius pairing of fiction and nonfiction.
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Charise Mericle Harper

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. [www.chariseharper.com]

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Henry's Heart
A Boy, His Heart, and a New Best Friend
Charise Mericle Harper

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Hardcover

Hardcover
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt / Christy Ottaviano Books
November 2011
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780805089899
ISBN10: 0805089896
Picture Book
8 1/2 x 11 inches, 40 pages, Full-color illustrations throughout
Age Range: 5 to 8
Grade Range: k to 3 Information for Librarians

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Lexile: AD420L
AR Quiz Number: 110358 EN
AR Book Level: 2.3
AR Points: 1

$17.99

Kindle Format 8

Kindle Format 8
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt / Christy Ottaviano Books
November 2011
Kindle Format 8
ISBN: 9781466810822
ISBN10: 1466810823
eBook Picture Book - Amazon40 pages, full color throughout
Age Range: 5 to 8
Grade Range: k to 3
$9.99
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