Henry Wants More

henry wants more

Henry is a high energy toddler who wants to participate in all manner of activities with his family. By the end of the day, everyone is tired and glad when Henry falls asleep.

This is definitely a picture book for younger children, but I mention it here because it is one of the few instances I've seen (and admittedly, I don't read a ton of picture books) where the family includes an African-American mother, a fair-skinned, red-headed father, three children with complexions slightly lighter than the mother's, and no mention about race at all in the text. This is exactly what the We Need Diverse Books movement has been waiting for-- books about diverse characters that are not about diversity.

Recommended by:  Karen Yingling, Librarian, Ohio USA

See more of her recommendations at:  msyinglingreads,blogspot.com


More games, more races, more tickles, more books—little Henry can’t get enough! When a toddler is armed with that useful word and the world is full of brand-new things, his family just doesn’t stand a chance. Follow Henry on his exhausting and all-too-familiar day filled with play . . . and a lot of love! Buoyant rhymes and charming illustrations strike a heartwarming note that will ring true with families of energetic little ones.---from the publisher

32 pages                                978-0385385121                               Ages 3-6

Keywords:  toddler, rhyme, playing, more, family, 3 year old, 4 year old, 5 year old, 6 year old

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