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Mon ami Henri

illustrated by Philippe Béha

Scholastic Canada Ltd
Initial publish date
Oct 2012
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2012
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2



See below for English description.

Henri, c'est mon ami depuis l'âge de deux ans et demi. Mais voilà que l'écureuil, le chat de l'épicerie et même le chien du pharmacien le voient avec d'autres amis. Comment cela est-ce possible puisque c'est moi son ami?

Avec simplicité et douceur, l'auteur-illustrateur de renom Philippe Béha raconte une histoire toute en rimes sur l'amitié et la tendresse.


Have you seen Henri? He is small, with curly hair, big black eyes, a freckled nose and a huge smile!

Where is Henri? His best friend is looking all over for him in this charming picture book by renowned children's writer and illustrator Philippe Béha. Whimsical art and a premise that will hook young readers (where is my best friend?) build a sweet story that ends with a satisfying twist. It turns out that Henri is missing for a very good reason!

The story takes the reader through familiar neighbourhood spots — the park, the grocery store, a bakery — with a counting element built into the telling. Bright art is the perfect backdrop for the child's emotional journey. And when he finds his best friend and discovers why he was missing, readers will delight in the joyful reunion.

Original title: My Friend Henry


About the author

Philippe Béha has been a freelance illustrator for 30 years. He is passionate about children's books and has illustrated some 130 picture books that have earned him many awards, including The Canada Council for the Arts Award, the Governor General's Award, the Christie Award and the Prix Québec/Wallonie-Bruxelles.

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