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A Friend for Henry

Jenn Bailey Mika Song



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Chronicle Books
01 June 2019
Children's & Educational; Picture storybooks
Henry, a boy on the autism spectrum, has been on the lookout for a friend in his class. His best efforts are often misunderstood, but after an art project mix-up and a Reading Time setback, Henry finds a way to build a friendship in this charming and reassuring picture book.
By:   Jenn Bailey
Illustrated by:   Mika Song
Imprint:   Chronicle Books
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 254mm,  Width: 203mm, 
ISBN:   9781452167916
ISBN 10:   1452167915
Pages:   36
Publication Date:   01 June 2019
Recommended Age:   From 5 to 8 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Jenn Bailey is an author, editor, documentarian, blue ribbon pie baker, and eager traveler. She received her MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. Born and raised in Rhode Island, she now calls Kansas City, Missouri, home where she lives with her husband, three sons, and numerous cats and dogs. Jenn was inspired to write Henry's story after watching her own sons, one of whom is on the autism spectrum, navigate finding a friend. Mika Song grew up in Manila, Philippines, and Honolulu, Hawaii. She moved to New York to attend the Pratt Institute and worked in animation before making children's books. She lives in New York City with her husband and daughter.

Reviews for A Friend for Henry

This is a sweet, heartfelt story that will help kids see other people's perspectives. -- Imagination Soup All young readers will empathise with Henry and find reassurance in the book's ultimate message of hope. -- BookTrust

  • Commended for Schneider Family Book Award (Children's) 2020

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