Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry's Swimming Lesson

Armbands at the ready! Henry hates swimming. It’s cold. It’s wet (ugh). It’s time for a horrid plan! Henry might be the prince of horrible, but that doesn’t mean he likes horrid things like school or doing sports. So it’s no surprise that Henry HATES Soggy Sid’s swimming lessons. They’re like school in a huge pit of cold water! Henry would do almost anything to get out of swimming lessons. But what horrid plan will he come up with? If you can read this funny book, you can laugh lots finding out. It’s easier than learning to swim, we promise!

  • A funny Horrid Henry story in a short easy reader
  • Simple text split into highly illustrated chapters
  • Brand new colour artwork by top artist Tony Ross
  • Ideal reading practice for Henry’s younger fans

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    Francesca Simon

    Francesca Simon is the creator of tiny terror and huge bestseller Horrid Henry!


    Francesca has won many awards including the Children’s Book of the Year for Horrid Henry and the Abominable Snowman at the British Book Awards in 2008.

  • Tony Ross

    Multi-award-winning Tony Ross has become one of the best-known creators of original and traditional picture books and his work has been published all over the world. As well as his own books, he has illustrated books for authors such as Roald Dahl, Paula Danziger and Michael Palin.


    Tony Ross has won a number of awards for illustration, including the Dutch Silver Paintbrush Award for the best illustrations by a foreign artist.

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