Henry's Heart by Charise Mericle Harper
A Boy, His Heart, and a New Best Friend

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Henry (and his heart) are perfectly happy playing indoors. But Henry’s mom encourages him to go for a walk outside. Soon, Henry’s heart starts beating faster. Is Henry riding a rollercoaster? Is he doing jumping jacks? What could be making Henry's heart beat faster? In this engaging, informative story, children learn about the many ways the heart functions within the body, and how what we see, hear, and feel can directly affect our heart rate (like falling in love with a puppy!). Henry's Heart leads him to the best gift ever—woof woof!
 

About Charise Mericle Harper

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Charise Mericle Harper is the author and illustrator of many books for children, including the Just Grace series. In a starred review, Booklist called Just Grace "Hilarious," and said, "The kids come alive in the story, and Harper enhances the comical goings-on with sparkling cartoon sketches. Give this to . . . anyone looking for a funny book." Charise lives in Westchester County, New York. Visit her website at www.chariseharper.com and visit Just Grace's website at www.justgracebooks.com, where you'll find all sorts of fun things, including videos, quizzes, and information about all the Just Grace books.
 
Published November 22, 2011 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR). 40 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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Tongue-in-cheek, label-happy humor reminiscent of Mélanie Watts abounds in Harper's latest, a genius pairing of fiction and nonfiction.

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As Harper (Cupcake) points out, if we gave the objects of our affection valentines in the shapes of actual hearts, the response would most likely be “Ewww!

Oct 24 2011 | Read Full Review of Henry's Heart: A Boy, His Hea...

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