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Blue-Ribbon Henry: 03/06/22

Blue-Ribbon Henry

Blue-Ribbon Henry by Mary Calhoun and Erick Ingraham (Illustrator) is the fifth of the Henry the Siamese cat picture book series. This one is set at a country fair and also features the puppy.

Like High-Wire Henry, Blue-Ribbon Henry has a rather domestic premise in comparison to earlier books. It's entirely plausible that Henry's family would take him and the dog to the fair to show them off at the small pets barn.

Henry, though, isn't impressed with the situation. There's a large fluffy cat that has him feeling inadequate. His desire to not be judged against other pets is the motivation to get the cat out and about where he can have his adventure.

As he rescued the puppy in the previous book, this time he finds and rescues a child. Henry puts to use different skills he's learned in the previous books to pull this rescue off. It's a good mix of drama and entertainment.

The sixth and final volume is Henry the Christmas Cat (2004).

Five stars

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