Also available in Spanish as Escrito y dibujado por Enriqueta
A Junior Library Guild Selection
Reading books is fun . . . but what about making them? Armed with new colored pencils, Henrietta's ready to try. Peek over her shoulder as she draws the story of a brave young girl, a three-headed monster, and an impossibly wide world of adventure. Whether read aloud to a toddler or discovered by a young reader, Liniers' celebration of the creative process is sure to make everyone want to bring out their pencils.
Ricardo Siri Liniers, known as Liniers, is the author of Macanudo, a daily comic strip hugely popular in Argentina, now available in English. His US debut, The Big Wet Balloon, a TOON Book, was nominated for an Eisner Award and chosen as one of Parents' Top 10 Children's Books. He lives in Buenos Aires with his wife and three daughters, Matilda, Clementina, and Emma, whom he credits as inspirations for this book.
2016 Mildred L. Batchelder Award Honor
Association for Library Service to Children 2016 Notable Children's Books
2016 Association for Library Service to Children Graphic Novels Reading List
School Library Journal Best Books of 2015
The Horn Book Magazine's Fanfare List of 2015
Little Maverick Star
Texas Library Association's Little Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List 2016
Kirkus Prize 2015 Nominee for Young Reader's Literature
FIVE starred reviews for Henrietta!
"Henrietta and her creator are kindred spirits, displaying equal knacks for the surreal and the utterly charming...This effervescent package opens to reveal plenty of wisdom." - Kirkus Reviews STARRED REVIEW
"Liniers's creation brims with the power of invention, and Henrietta's boldness (and her confidence in her own talent) inspires." - Publishers Weekly STARRED REVIEW
"Liniers' playful graphic novel is an ideally accessible alchemy of engaging, energetic storytelling and a fresh artistic perspective." - Booklist STARRED REVIEW
"Sure to be a hit with emerging readers and young fans of graphic/cartoon stories during storytime or independent reading." - School Library Journal STARRED REVIEW
"Liniers works magic here." - Horn Book Magazine STARRED REVIEW
"This book is the perfect jumping-off point to get your own kids drawing and telling their own stories — it's exactly what my little guy and I did when I was done reading this one to him." - What'cha Reading?
"It's not often that cartoonists earn legitimate comparisons to comic strip maestros Charles Schultz and Bill Watterson, but that's what Argentinian artist Liniers has achieved." - Publishers Weekly
"Speaks to the restorative power of art and its ability to communicate what cannot be communicated with written or spoken language." - Rob Clough for High-Low
"Monstrously touching and funny story." - Mile High Books
"We are in love, besotted, absolutely gaga." - Pickle Me This
"Written and Drawn by Henrietta, paired with some art supplies and paper, would make THE PERFECT GIFT for any young, aspiring author/illustrator." - I Sniff Books
"Children with dreams of writing their own books will love this journey through creativity." - Waking Brain Cells
"Any teacher, librarian, or other educator who works with young writers should own a copy of this book, as should library collections with a high demand for easy readers in graphic format." - Story Time Secrets
"A celebration of a child's creative process, told in cartoon form. Readers will enjoy both Henrietta's book and her efforts to produce it in this colorful easy reader." - A Kids Books A Day