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High-Wire Henry: 02/01/22

High-Wire Henry

High-Wire Henry by Mary Calhoun and Erick Ingraham (Illustrations) is the third book in the Henry the Siamese cat picture book series. Of the other books in the series I've read, this one is a departure from the usual formula as it's set at home.

Henry and his family are at home and the quiet is disrupted by the addition of a puppy. Henry to distract himself from the annoying creature learns how to tightrope walk after watching a squirrel. Henry, though, takes a very anthropomorphic approach to the high-wire.

Another departure from the other books I've read is Henry's heroism. Typically he gets himself into trouble and has to get himself out of it through extraordinary puzzle solving / feats of physical prowess (for a cat). This time though he puts those skills towards saving the puppy from a bad fall and ultimately does a very cat thing when he scruffs the dog.

The fourth book is Henry the Sailor Cat (1994).

Four stars

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