Henry and Boo! – Megan Brewis

       Henry and Boo! – Megan Brewis, Child’s Play Library, (9781846439995), 2017

Format: Hardcover

Rating: 1- 5 (5 is excellent or a Starred review)  4

Genre:   Picture Book

What did you like about the book?  Henry the dog is surprised when a little purple rabbit appear on his table and says “Boo!”  Henry tries to get the rabbit to leave, but the rabbit just keeps repeating “Boo.”  As Henry decides instead to escape himself, he cannot get away from the rabbit.  Henry find the repetitious “Boo” to be quite annoying and decides to put the rabbit in a box addressed “Somewhere Far Far Away.” When he goes to mail the package, Henry is greeted by a fierce, hungry bear.  Sharp-eyed readers will recognize the masked bear from a newspaper article Henry was reading on the day Boo appeared.  When Boo pops out of the package with a loud “BOOOOO!!!” the bear is frightened away.  Thus, this unlikely friendship between Henry and Boo is cemented forever.  The illustrations are full of color and expression and pop against the bright white background.  This is a nice addition to stories about friendship. Younger children will soon be joining in on the many word bubble “Boo”s throughout the book.

Anything you didn’t like about it?  No

To whom would you recommend this book?  This would make a fun lapsit read as children will eagerly provide the many refrains of “Boo!”  

Who should buy this book?  Public libraries and preschool libraries

Where would you shelve it? Picture Books

Should we (librarians/readers) put this at the top of our “to read” piles? No

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City:  Catherine Coyne, Mansfield Public Library, Mansfield, MA

Date of review:  7/29/17             

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