Henry and the Fox by Christopher Wormell


Henry and the Fox by Christopher Wormell

Cockerels are usually bossy and self-important, but not Henry. Henry is a cowardly cockerel who won't even say 'poo!' to a piglet, and his crowing is awful. Luckily for Henry, little Buffy Bantam, his only friend in the whole wide world, has come up with a brilliant plan and with just a damp red sock and a red woolly jumper, the pair set out to convince the other hens that Henry is, in fact, a brave and fearless hero. But brilliant plans don't always go just the way they're supposed to...Will Henry manage to conquer his fears and save the day?


Wormell's elegant illustrations add a classic feel to this gentle tale Junior Highly recommended for KS1 children, who will find huge enjoyment in both story and pictures The School Librarian Pictures and text are finely tuned in this book to successfully paint a portrait of a frail character who will win out in the end -- Alison Boyle Nursery World Slyly humourous poultry parable from the delightful Chris Wormell -- Frances Perkins Bournemouth Daily Echo

About the Author

Christopher Wormell

Christopher Wormell was born in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, in 1955. On leaving school in 1973 he studied painting with his father while working at numerous temporary of part time jobs.

In 1982, inspired by the work of Thomas Bewick, Reynolds Stone and Charles Tunnicliffe among others, he took up wood engraving. He became a full time illustrator in 1984 and began writing and illustrating his own picture books in 1999.

Recent work includes a stamp design for the Royal Mail millennium set, Neighbourhood Watch images for the Metropolitan Police Force, package designs for Waitrose and a billboard poster campaign for Adnams Beer.

His most recent book is The Big Ugly Monster and the Little Stone Rabbit, published in the UK by Jonathan Cape in 2004.

His work has been exhibited at The Victoria and Albert Museum (1998), The Fouts and Fowler Gallery, London (1990) and The Artworks Gallery, London (1994).

Christopher Wormell lives in North London with his wife, Mary and three children: Jack, Daisy and Eliza.

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32 pages
Interest Age: from 5 to 7


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Publication date

6th September 2007



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