Wednesday, May 6, 2015

What's the Trouble?

My clock went off at five o' clock
As the sun rose in the skies.
"You ready," my father asked,
Squirting water in my eyes... 

Henry Hubble's got some troubles, the first being that he's lost his journal. Lucky for him, you've found it. Of course, he would never want any of his personal, private thoughts to get out, that would be dreadful. Henry has a lot to deal with on a daily basis. As if sitting next to Ronny Bartz, who constantly farts, wasn't bad enough, he has to deal with annoying kids like Arnie Stims. Not only was Halloween a complete disaster when Arnie poked a hole in his Red Sloth costume, but his neighborhood was covered in packing peanuts. Misfortune just seems to follow him. Unfortunately, being named after William Henry Harrison, the ninth president of the United States, doesn't make him any cooler. After a flubbed attempt at expressing himself to Hope Ng, he trips into trouble with Miles, who's likely to make his life miserable. What will happen when his worst nightmare comes true and everyone finds out his secret thoughts? Will he ever be able to face Hope Ng again? What is it about the Red Sloth and his interesting super power? You will have to read Henry's journal to find out for yourself!

I enjoyed Henry Hubble's Book of Troubles by Andy Myer. It reads in a fun, almost graphic novel, way. The illustrations are charming and bring Henry's stories to life. I felt bad for him when things didn't go his way, but still couldn't help laughing at the situations he describes. The characters are colorful, and it was good to see how he dealt with bullies. I also enjoyed the eclectic poetry scattered throughout Henry's journal. I would recommend this book to kids in fourth grade and up who enjoy funny stories and like reading graphic novels.

Has anyone else read Henry Hubble's Book of Troubles? We'd love to hear your thoughts!

Happy reading!
 ~ L

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51 comments:

  1. I have a passion for diaries and journals. I haven't read this one - and am sure I would love it.
    Is it just me or are there many more wonderful books for children now?

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    1. Hi Elephants Child, I love them too- I especially like reading books that include excerpts from a diary. Thanks for stopping by! ~ L

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  2. I haven't read it, but the book had me at the title. Love it!

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    1. Hi SA Larsen, The title is great! Thanks for stopping by. :) ~ L

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  3. I had a feeling there was poetry. I think by default after reading Henry's Journal you started rhyming a little in your description of the summary.
    The cover reminds me of Roald Dahl's books. Did you feel the same with the illustrations inside?
    I feel really sorry for Henry when people get a hold of his journal. That's every kids worst nightmare. It sounds like Diary of a Wimpy Kid in that it's a journal and it's funny. I look forward to the interview with the author on Friday (:

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    1. Hi Adriana, lol- I think in rhyme! It does look a little like a Roald Dahl book. That is the worst. I would never!!! want someone sorting through my diary. Always a pleasure to hear from you! ~ L

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  4. Whilst I'm not overly fond of the diary format this does appeal if only because Henry sounds like a wonderful character and I feel the illustrations will be great.

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    1. Hi Tracy Terry, Henry is definitely great at portraying his troubles! Thanks so much for stopping by. :) ~ L

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  5. I've never heard of this. My daughter loves graphic novels so I might have to check it out.

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    1. Hi Kelly, I enjoyed the format, but I do love graphic novels, not all- I'm pretty picky, but this book had that feel and it was fun to read. Thanks for stopping by! ~ L

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  6. This one makes me think of The Diary of a Wimpy Kid when I heard of this. I know I never liked those books but my sister did so maybe I should recommend this one to her! I am a fan of books in diary format though because I like the playful style it's written in.

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    1. Hi Olivia-Savannah, That would be great! It is written in a playful style. :) ~ L

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  7. I haven't read this one, but I think my nephew might have. I'll check. If not, I'll send him a copy. He loves graphic novels. Thanks, Jess.

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    1. Hi cleemckenzie, Good for him! I love graphic novels too. :) Thanks for stopping by! ~ L

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  8. Sounds like a perfect read for a boy....

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    1. Hi Michael, It's a good book for boys, and I imagine there are plenty of girls who would enjoy it as well. Thanks for stopping by!
      ~ L

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  9. This sounds like such a fun read. It definitely sounds like poor Henry has some troubles.

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    1. Hi Cherie, It was a fun read! Thanks for stopping by. :) ~ L

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  10. Sounds cute! I would be mortified if anyone found my journal :)

    betty

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    1. Hi Betty, Me too! That would be the worst. Thanks for stopping by! ~ L

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  11. This sounds like a good story, terrifying having your journal go missing... especially if you are young and having to try to deal with the peopke you wrote about... it sounds interesting :-)

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    1. Hi Launna, It's a fun read- Henry definitely has some troubles, but he handles himself okay. Thanks for stopping by! ~ L

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  12. I think my granddaughter would love this book. Thanks for telling me about it. I'll check it out.

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    1. Hi Rosi, You're welcome! I hope your daughter enjoys it. :) ~ L

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    1. Romance Book Haven- It is! :) ~L

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  14. I think this would be terrific for a young boy, and I like that it deals with bullying in a positive way. I will add this to Mateus' list for when he is older.

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    1. Heidi- It is a great book to show how to deal with bullying in a positive way. Hope Mateus enjoys this one when he is older. :) ~L

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  15. I love Journals ! And this book sounds like I really would enjoy!

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    1. Hi Gloria, We love journals too! Enjoy the story. :) ~ L

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  16. I love Journals ! And this book sounds like I really would enjoy!

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  17. I hadn't heard of this, but it sounds like a fun read. :-)

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    1. Hi Jocelyn, It's a fun read for sure! Thanks for stopping by. :) ~ L

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  18. I haven't read this but it sounds like a fun read.

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    1. Hi Sandra, We hope you enjoy it! Thanks for stopping by. :) ~ L

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  19. I haven't read this but the mix of diary, journal, and poetry sounds like it could be a fun read.

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    1. Hi Brenda, It is a fun, eclectic mix- not too serious, but entertaining. Thanks for stopping by to share your thoughts with us! ~ L

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  20. This sounds like a lot of fun, and a good laugh!

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    1. Hi Meradeth, I definitely got a good laugh from it! Thanks for popping by. :) ~ L

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  21. I haven't read this but it sounds like a lot of fun except for the part on sitting next to someone who farts constantly). I need to high-five you guys because this week, I'm blogging on a protagonist who has also lost her journal.

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    1. Hi Claudine, lol- that would be brutal, but funny! Thanks for stopping by to share your thoughts with us. Always a pleasure to hear from you. :) ~ L

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  22. I think I'll enjoy this too. I like to read about teenage/kid's mishaps and how they handle them as I see strength in the younger generation. :)

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    1. Hi Lux, Henry is very creative in how he handles his troubles, that's for sure! Thanks for stopping by. :) ~ L

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  23. Sounds like an interesting story.

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    1. Hi Romance Reader, It's interesting and funny! I enjoyed the illustrations- they really give Henry a unique personality! Thanks for stopping by to share your thoughts with us! ~ L

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  24. I'm a sucker for anything that rhymes, so even the title of this book made me smile! It sounds great, and the cover is so cute! Wishing Andy much success! :)

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    1. Hi Lexa, Me too- lol! I think in rhyme. Thanks so much for popping by to share your thoughts with us! ~ L

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  25. I don't believe I've heard of this one. That's good you enjoyed it. It sounds like a cute read. I really like books with illustrations. :)

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    1. Hi Shooting Stars Mag, I love books with great illustrations too! Thanks for stopping by. :) ~ L

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  26. ha, love the description! sounds adorable

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    1. Hi Beth, It's cute! A funny take on troubles. :) ~ L

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