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My Friend Henry

My Friend Henry

by Philippe Béha, Philippe Beha

ISBN 9781443119672 Hardcover
32 Pages | 8.33" x 10.31" | Ages 2 to 5
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Have you seen Henry? He is small, with curly hair, big dark eyes, a freckled nose, and a huge smile!

Where is Henry? His best friend is looking all over for him in this charming picture book by renowned children's writer and illustrator Philippe Béha. Whimsical art and a premise that will hook young readers (where is my best friend?) build a sweet story that ends with a satisfying twist. It turns out that Henry is missing for a very good reason!

The story takes the reader through familiar neighbourhood spots — the park, the grocery store, a bakery — with a counting element built into the telling. Bright art is the perfect backdrop for the child's emotional journey. And when he finds his best friend and discovers why he was missing, readers will delight in the joyful reunion.

Sample spread

Praise for My Friend Henry

"Whether you're looking at one of the cartoonish, round-nosed characters in his preschool picture books or the more detailed, mixed-media, sophisticated art gracing his posters, magazine work or books for older readers, there's no mistaking a Béha illustration." —The Montreal Gazette

"A little boy experiences a rollercoaster ride of emotions in this charming tale by Quebec author and longtime illustrator Philippe Beha." —The Guelph Mercury

"Philippe Béha has illustrated his book with simple bright pictures that complement the text. The emotions of the little boy leap off the page." —Resource Links

Rights Sold

  • Chinese Complex - Grimm Press
  • Chinese Simplified - Iguoshi
  • French (N. Amer.) - Éditions Scholastic
  • Korean - Awesome World
  • Spanish - La Brujita de Papel


Contact Information

Maral Maclagan, Rights and Contracts Manager | 416-915-3524
604 King Street West, Toronto, ON, M5V 1E1

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