Friend For Henry


Author: Jenn Bailey

Illustrator: Mika Song

Young Henry is looking for a friend, but it’s not so easy for him, because he doesn’t find it easy to connect. Vivianne is like a kaleidoscope, too bright and too close to his face. Samuel is too loud and doesn’t listen. Jayden takes three crackers at snack time instead of two. By lunch, Henry has pretty much given up on his search. He doesn’t think he’ll ever find a friend.
But then, as he watches the class fish swimming around in its bowl, he’s surprised to see he’s not alone. Could this girl be the friend he’s been looking for all day? Your young readers will be moved by this warm and heartfelt tale of a boy on the autism spectrum looking for and eventually finding a friend. A wonderful introduction for young readers and listeners to children with special needs.