Horrid Henry is based on characters created by author Francesca Simon, illustrated by Tony Ross and published by Orion Children’s Books, and is now a major multi-media brand. The books are translated into 22 languages, and are available in 27 countries including the US, with sales exceeding 16 million books in the UK alone and the website www.horridhenry.me has attracted more than 6 million hits since its launch in October 2009. Three computer games have been released for the Nintendo platform; the first selling more than 100,000 units to date in the UK alone. With new movie out for the summer we thought it would be a good idea to show you a few Horrid Henry apps available on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
Horrid Henry’s Horrid App by Euro press is available through the iTunes App Store for £1.99. Play a collection of mini-games based on the Horrid Henry movie. Kids familiar with series can play the games that star the characters from the movie and TV series. In games like Flick the Bogey, Henry must throw a water balloon at Moody Margaret and pop it with his yo-yo to get Margaret wet. In Go Giddiantus, Henry chases Margaret through a load of traps and obstacles to jump. You can also create your own Horrid Henry scenes by dressing up the characters in front of a selection of backgrounds.
Perfect Peter by Novel Entertainment is either £0.69 or $0.99 at the App Store. This is a fun sound app that features Horrid Henry’s perfect brother or as he likes to call him “The Worm”. Containing sayings like “smelly nappy baby”, this also has nine Perfect Peter sounds and sayings with a purple hand button that plays one of seventeen smelly sounds. Watch a video of Peter trying to be cool and keep up to date with links to the official Horrid Henry Website where you can play games, win prizes and join the Purple Hand Gang.
Horrid Henry by Novel Entertainment is available at the App Store for £0.69/$0.99. This is another fun sound app dedicated to Horrid Henry. Watch what he classes as his cool video and use nine of your favorite Horrid Henry sounds and sayings to annoy the people around you. With links to the official Horrid Henry Website, you are able to join the Purple Hand Gang and access great games. This is the ideal app for Horrid Henry fans.
Horrid Henry has won the Galaxy Children’s Book of the Year Award in 2008. The three times BAFTA nominated TV series is the most popular series ever for CITV and there will be 156 episodes to complete production and transmission in the UK by summer 2011. Get ready for Horrid Henry to take over as the ultimate brat and use these apps to become totally horrible.
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