Great concept, great character known to all primary school children. Horrid Henry sales now exceed eight million - an unstoppable success. Francesca Simon and Tony Ross a winning combination. Audio versions with Miranda Richardson are top bestsellers too. Following the successful formula of A Handful of Horrid Henry, A Helping of Horrid Henry and A Triple Treat of Horrid Henry. 'required reading' Sunday Times. 'wonderfully wicked' Best Books. 'Simon's rare gift for comedy' Sunday Times.
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,and their son. When she is not writing books she is doing theatre and restaurant reviews or chasing after her Tibetan Spaniel, Shanti.
Francesca and her son, Josh, featured in the Cultureshock column in THE GUARDIAN, 21.01.06, each reading the other's favourite book. 'A Giant Slice' featured in the top 5 on Children's Bestseller list in the IRISH SUNDAY INDEPENDENT 5.2.06