Henry's House: Bodies by Philip Ardagh

Henry's House: Bodies

Written by Philip Ardagh
Illustrated by Mike Gordon
Part of the Henry's House Series

5+ readers   Fascinating Facts   
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Masses of fascinating information is contained within this entertainingly written introduction (5+ year olds will love it) to how the body works. Henry is quite an ordinary little boy who likes finding things out. Helped by his dog Mothball and his friend Jaggers the caretaker, Henry explores the human body in his own particular way. Follow Henry through this hugely informative exploration of all aspects of how the human body works. To view all the titles in this brilliant series collaboration between Philip Ardagh and Mike Gordon click here or here to see more of Philip Ardagh's books, including the Grubtown Tales.


Henry's House: Bodies by Philip Ardagh

Meet Henry, an ordinary boy in an extraordinary house...There's a skeleton on the floor and a giant nose on the landing. Step inside Henry's House and join Henry, Jaggers the caretaker and a quirky cast of characters as they find out about the human body. Fact-packed, fun-packed, get packed ...and head for Henry's House.

About the Author

Philip Ardagh

Philip Ardagh was our Guest Editor in May 2010. Click here to see the books that inspired him.

Philip Ardagh, whose very first Grubtown Tale won him the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, is author of numerous books including the award-winning Eddie Dickens adventures, which have been translated into over 30 languages.

He wrote BBC Radio’s first truly interactive radio drama, collaborated with Sir Paul McCartney on his first children’s book and is a ‘regularly irregular’ reviewer of children’s books for the Guardian. Married with a son, he divides his time between Tunbridge Wells and Grubtown, where he cultivates his impressive beard.

And if your children love Grubtown then do get them to go to www.visitgrubtown.com

Drawing on the weird and wonderful characters and settings from the Grubtown books, visitgrubtown.com features six distinct Grubtown locations – including the Daily Herald newspaper office, the Duckhouse/Museum and Smoky’s cinema. The site incorporates fun audio and video - what more could you ask for!

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64 pages


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Publication date

3rd August 2009




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