Henrietta is ready to write her own book. It's going to be epic! Armed with a brand new box of colored pencils she begins to draw. As she draws her room begins to get dark.
Then she hears creaking noises. SUDDENLY, a hand comes out of the wardrobe...then a foot appears!!! (We all know the importance of the word SUDDENLY in a good story.)
In the story, Henrietta's main character, Emily, is terrified...and writing a great adventure with a 3-headed monster and....
This is a story within a story with a fabulous early thriller/suspense/horror feel written to the youngest reader and listener. Let you own imagination fill in the blanks.
978-1935179900 Ages 5-8 64 pages
Recommended by: Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com
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From TOON Books:
Reading books is fun . . . but what about making them? Armed with new colored pencils, Henrietta's ready to try. Peek over her shoulder as she draws the story of a brave young girl, a three-headed monster, and an impossibly wide world of adventure. Whether read aloud to a toddler or discovered by a young reader, Liniers' celebration of the creative process is sure to make everyone want to bring out their pencils.
Ricardo Siri Liniers, known as Liniers, is the author of Macanudo, a daily comic strip hugely popular in Argentina, now available in English. His US debut, The Big Wet Balloon, a TOON Book, was nominated for an Eisner Award and chosen as one of Parents' Top 10 Children's Books. He lives in Buenos Aires with his wife and three daughters, Matilda, Clementina, and Emma, whom he credits as inspirations for this book.