Children's 4-8 Ross MacDonald Henry's Hand

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Henry's Hand

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Henry’s Hand is a story about the friendship between Henry, a giant, and his right hand. You see, Henry sometimes has trouble keeping track of his body parts everything from his ears to one of his legs can fall off. Once, his eye even rolled under the couch and wouldn’t come out until bedtime. But with help from Hand, Henry keeps himself together. In fact, Henry and Hand are the best of friends . . . that is, until Henry takes Hand for granted, pushes him too far, and Hand runs away. A charming tale of friendship, forgiveness, and loyalty, Henry’s Hand is also a quirky story for readers of all ages, especially those of us who know what it feels like to fight with your best friend.
Praise for Henry's Hand
A charming story with wonderful illustrations give Ross and Henry a hand!”
Patrick McDonnell, Caldecott Honor winning author/illustrator of Me . . . Jane and creator of Mutts

Clever, moving, and funny. What more can you ask for in a beautifully illustrated children’s book?”
Graydon Carter, editor of Vanity Fair and father of five
 
In Ross MacDonald’s world, fiendishly silly things happen as a matter of course. In Henry’s Hand, our weirdly lovable hero is falling apart literally and chasing after the pieces. Only Henry is more human than he appears to be which can’t always be said about the rest of us!”
David Small, author/illustrator of Stitches, a National Book Award finalist and #1 New York Times bestseller

"Henry's Hand is funny and sweet, but creepily crazy enough to delight any young monster-lover. It delighted me."
Paul O. Zelinsky, three-time Caldecott Medal-winning author/illustrator

STARRED REVIEW
"A good old-fashioned man/appendage love story for the ages Kids will come for the monster and the disembodied hand. They’ll stay for the story."
Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"All the pieces are in place, as it were, and MacDonald sets them in motion in a melodramatic plot that wraps up with a reunion worthy of applause with both hands."
Publishers Weekly

"It’s a ridiculous and bizarre concept, but also filled with a lot of heart."
School Library Journal

"Fresh and quirky tale about the bumps that occur even in the best of friendships."
The Bulletin of The Center for Children’s Books

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A Junior Library Guild Selection
2013 Parents' Choice Award - Recommended

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Ross MacDonald is the award-winning illustrator of Hey Batta Batta Swing!; Another Perfect Day; and Hit the Road, Jack. His illustrations appear in Vanity Fair, the New Yorker, the New York Times, the Atlantic, Newsweek, Time, the Wall Street Journal, Harper’s, and Rolling Stone. He lives in Connecticut, where he operates Brightwork Press.

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K-Gr 3–Henry is a jolly zombie with the uncanny ability to disassemble himself. He relies on all of his body parts, but he is most dependent on dutiful and friendly Hand. But when Hand starts to feel overworked, he runs away to the big city to go on an adventure of his own and finds himself living in luxury. But now that he doesn't have to lift a finger to help anyone else, he grows restless, while back at home Henry realizes how he took Hand for granted. It's a ridiculous and bizarre concept, but also filled with a lot of heart. In the end, Henry writes Hand a letter saying that he needs him, and Hand replies, “I came as soon as I could. That's just how it is with old friends.” MacDonald's nostalgic style makes the piece come alive (undead?) and adds to the humor. The picture-perfect world filled with Art Deco buildings and rosy-cheeked townsfolk comically contrasts with a cartoon Henry and his Munsters-like hotrod. Henry's Hand would pair well with Michael Rex's Goodnight Goon (2008) and Runaway Mummy (2009, both Putnam).–Peter Blenski, Greenfield Public Library, WIα(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Book Description Harry N. Abrams. 1 Cloth(s), 2013. hard. Book Condition: New. Even best friends can take each other for granted. Just ask Henry, a Frankensteinish, bits-and-pieces kind of monster who sometimes loses track of his stray body parts. His best friend is his right hand, and he relies on Hand to take care of a lot of things. But when Henry gets a little too lazy, and bosses Hand around a little too much—Hey, Hand! Change the channel! Get the mail! Fetch my toothbrush!—Hand decides he's had enough, and hitches a ride to the City. As in Another Perfect Day, Ross MacDonald's cheerfully retro cartoon style adds plenty of pizzazz to this cozily creepy tale of friendship and forgiveness, for readers 4 to 8."A charming story with wonderful illustrations—give Ross and Henry a hand!"—Patrick McDonnell"In Ross MacDonald's world, fiendishly silly things happen as a matter of course. In Henry's Hand, our weirdly lovable hero is falling apart—literally—and chasing after the pieces. Only Henry is more human than he appears to be—which can't always be said about the rest of us."—David Small"A good old-fashioned man/appendage love story for the ages. Kids will come for the monster and the disembodied hand. They'll stay for the story."—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) 40. Bookseller Inventory # 63185

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