Published in time for the 2006 World Cup Special limited edition which comes with a copy of the 'Horrid Henry Joke Book' and an inflatable football. Total UK sales across the Horrid Henry range now exceed eight million copies. Backlist sales grew by 50% in 2004. Horrid Henry is a top favourite with children. Very high media profile. 'Forget Harry Potter, it's a wicked, spiteful boy who's really firing kids' imaginations' says THE GUARDIAN. Full range of POS including posters, bookmarks, dumpbins and stickers.
Francesca Simon spent her childhood on the beach in California, and then went to Yale and Oxford Universities to study medieval history and literature. She now lives in London with her English husband, Martin, and their son. When she is not writing books she is doing theatre and restaurant reviews or chasing after her Tibetan Spaniel, Shanti. Tony Ross is one of the most popular and successful of all children's illustrators, with many picture books to his name as well as line drawings for many fiction titles.
Competitions to win kits ran in SUPER SIX magazine and on FUN RADIO. Reviewed in BOOKTIME.