I know so many 6 to 8 year olds who have finally got hooked on reading alone through the Horrid Henry books. The stories are short & manageable & kids love Henry - foul but hugely likeable too in a parade of incredibly funny situations - & his genius for brilliantly bad ideas, which only sometimes work out as he's planned.
Horrid Henry's Evil Enemies is a compilation of 10 stories that have already been around a while, so if you've got a few of the older books already watch out - you may end up with duplicates.
There's loads of zingy illustrations by Tony Ross, and in between the stories the only really new material: evil enemy-based extras such as secret codes to crack, how to be a master hypnotist, secret club rules & an Evil Enemies Fact File.
So, classic Henry anarchy in a chunky best-of, but don't expect anything new.
Ten brilliant stories about Horrid Henry's evil enemies - Moody Margaret, Sour Susan, Stuck-Up Steve, Bossy Bill, Perfect Peter and Rabid Rebecca the Bogey Babysitter, to name just a few - and how he schemes to outwit them, sometimes successfully, sometimes not. Alongside these much-loved and laughed-over stories there is lots of new material, such as Horrid Henry's Top Secret Plan to Rule the World, Rules for a Secret Club, a Wanted poster, an exchange of rude notes between Henry and Moody Margaret, diagrams, battle-plans and recipes for Glop.