Henry Hodges Needs a Friend is a children’s book written by Andy Andrews. Andy is a wonderful Christian story-teller. I’ve read a few of his books and have thoroughly enjoyed them. He does a wonderful job of interjecting feeling into his stories. Henry Hodges is one of those stories.
Henry is a young boy living with his mother and father, and he is lonely. He doesn’t have any friends who live nearby. Using clever rhyme, Andy Andrews tells Henry’s story. Henry’s imagination is vivid. He desperately wants a friend, and his mind imagines the interesting animal friends he could have.
Ultimately, Henry’s parents promise him that he is going to get a new friend, a puppy. Henry is delighted to meet his new friend and calls him “Hap,” for Happy. No longer lonely and sad, Henry understands that God knows what we need and will provide.
The illustrations in this book are colorful and enjoyable.
My three year old thoroughly enjoyed Henry’s story, and I believe this book would be appropriate for preschoolers through first or second grade.
I’m looking forward to reading more Andy Andrews stories!
- File Size: 6311 KB
- Print Length: 32 pages
- Publisher: Thomas Nelson (March 3, 2015)
- Publication Date: March 3, 2015
- Sold by: HarperCollins Publishing
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00S4370D0
Thanks to Netgalley and Thomas Nelson!