Old Henry

Old Henry

by Joan W. Blos
Publisher: Mulberry Books
Trade Paperback, 32 pages
List Price: $6.99 Sale Price: $5.59

Henry thinks the ways of the neighbors are too orderly. They can’t stand his messy yard! Henry likes his old house the way it is; the neighbors think the house is a disgrace. Henry just wants to be left in peace with his nonconformity; the neighbors just want their neighborhood to look beautiful. The neighbors nag Henry, threaten him—they even try bringing him pies to persuade him. But Henry has had enough, and he leaves his big old house and the nagging neighborhood for Dakota. Then something funny happens: the neighbors begin to think Henry’s old house looks empty and lonely, and Henry begins to miss his neighbors and their pies. Through colorful, cheery illustrations and appealing rhymes, this book wonderfully demonstrates the beauty of compromise.

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Summary: Old Henry doesn't want to conform to his neighbor's wishes for a beautiful neighborhood and is frustrated by their nagging.

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