News and Reviews


“This is a story that puts them [readers] in Henry’s shoes and lets them think his thoughts, see things from his eyes, and feel what he does.”       Kirkus Reviews

“With sensitivity and thoughtfulness, Bailey explores Henry’s literal-minded, analytical personality and the way it clashes with some of the other children’s dispositions.”       Publishers Weekly

“Whether on the spectrum or not, friends don’t have to share everything, just enough, and this book sweetly provides.”       Kirkus

“As diagnosed children on the autistic spectrum increase, so does the need for informative and positive presentations such as this.”       Booklist

“A Friend for Henry will speak not only to children on the autism spectrum and their caregivers but will also resonate with any four- to six-year-old child who feels anxious and out of place in their peer group.”       Shelf Awareness

“A simple, upbeat story that might inspire readers to seek out friendship.”       School Library Journal

“A FRIEND FOR HENRY offers a sensitive portrayal of a boy who sees things differently — and often quite literally. For children with autism, the book is a mirror; for their peers, a window.”       Houston Chronicle