"It's okay to be bored sometimes. That's the perfect time to use your imagination." - Henry's Mom"
Henry gets bored sometimes. I mean, we all do. One day, when his mother takes him to the grocery store (the most boring place on earth!), Henry decides to use his imagination. And what happens next is the most incredible adventure he's ever been on! Join Henry on this unexpected journey and you, too, might just be surprised by what you find!
"An appealingly comic approach to helpingkids transform life's mundane moments."
A little boy learns the power of his imagination in this picture book.Freckled, red-haired Henry doesn't agree when his mom tells him, "It'sokay to be bored sometimes." Her idea of adventures is...a trip to thegrocery store. There, she leaves Henry to guard the cart while she tracks downitems. With a metal colander to serve as helmet, Captain Henry imagines thathis cart is a spaceship. He pilots it daringly around the aisles, eliminatingenemies like Breakfastus Maximus--"a villain made of giant, family-sizedcereal boxes!" or the dreaded Broccolisaurus, which he defeats utterly atthe dinner table. At bedtime, Henry realizes his mother was right:"Anything can be an adventure if you just use your imagination." Inhis second book for children, Albanese entertainingly helps encourage kids tofind opportunity for imagination in the midst of tedium. Henry's vivid battlesare humorous and exciting and make great use of the grocery-store setting formaximum fun. Kirkland, illustrating her first children's book, provides comiclike pictures that resemble children's drawings and energetically convey thefun of Henry's adventures. An appealinglycomic approach to helping kids transform life's mundane moments.