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Henry's Bright Idea

Written by Lauren Bradshaw & illustrated by Wednesday Kirwan
Published by Cameron + Company
5.0 / 7.0
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Goodreads Rating - 3.3 / 5.0
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Deep in the shade of a walnut grove stands a tall tree house. A delightful group of friends gathers here. They call themselves the Walnut Animal Society. Their mission is to create and to always remain curious. Henry the Fox is a knowledgeable fellow, known for his unique inventions. Margaux the Kitty’s many books are filled with stories and poems she’s written. Ruthie the Deer loves to dance like the butterflies that flutter outside. The collection of ropes and fishing poles belongs to adventurous Chester the Raccoon. Magnolia the Bunny makes maps of the places she’s explored beyond the walnut grove. And Eleanor the Bear gathers flowers and plants to make tea for her friends. Henry is a founding member of the Walnut Animal Society, an inventor and a tinkerer. Today Henry is not inventing or tinkering. Henry has lost his idea. Follow Henry and his friend Eleanor as they search for Henry’s lost idea and discover much more in this charming picture book, the first in a series of titles, reminiscent of such classics as Winnie the Pooh, and illustrated in a rich, vintage palette.

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B is for Bookworm
Book-loving mama who believes you're never too old for magical stories of talking animals and imaginary worlds.
5.0 / 7.0

I love the illustrations in this beautiful book, they are so cute! This is a darling book about good friends and their individual talents, but it focuses mostly on one character, and inventor who can only find his idea after spending an encouraging day looking for it with a friend. I only wish the end of the story would have shown his next invention. :)

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Who Wrote Henry's Bright Idea

Lauren Bradshaw

Lauren Bradshaw is a designer of handmade dolls called Walnut Animal Society. Magnolia’s Magnificent Map is the second in a series of Walnut Animal Society books for children, the first being Henry’s Bright Idea. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Who Illustrated Henry's Bright Idea

Wednesday Kirwan
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Publication Date:
August 1, 2016

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