Horrid Henry creates havoc wherever he goes. To his well-meaning parents and to every adult whose path he crosses, he is the ultimate nightmare child. His naughtiness is of the kind all children secretly admire and few dare to aspire to. He doesn't always mean to be bad, but the best-laid plans have a habit of going wrong - and you can't help sympathizing with anyone who has a little brother like Perfect Peter ? Horrid Henry is one of the great characters to emerge in the last few years and Francesca Simon's series is a brilliant addition to the canon of storybooks everyone loves.