Henry's Bad Day: Thomas & Friends
Rev. W. Awdry & Richard Courtney
Random House, 2006 (2006)
Reviewed by J. A. Kaszuba Locke
enry is a happy train, all bright, sparkly colors. But Henry is also vain (he thinks a lot of himself). He especially dislikes rainy days because rain makes spots on his shiny coat.
ne particular day, when all of Henry's cars are full of passengers, it begins to rain. Henry stays in the protection of a tunnel, so he won't get wet. He refuses to travel any further, no matter how much the conductor and passengers plead with him. Sir Topham Hatt comes up with a solution. And readers are given blank-lined pages to write answers to questions at the top of those pages, such as '
How would you describe Henry?
', and '
How do you feel when it is rainy? Draw yourself.
ased on Rev. W. Awdry's
Henry's Bad Day
gives children the opportunity to read, plus add their own words and drawings to the story. Richard Courtney's illustrations are bright-colored drawings, with happy, angry, and sad expressions on the train and passenger faces.
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