Children's Laureate 2001-2003
Carnegie Medal 1989, 1992
Whitbread Award 1993, 1996
Guardian Fiction Award 1990
Hugo has to choose who to stay with while his mother's having a baby.
Granny? Mrs Mariposa next door? Uncle Jack? Who will care for him — and his dog Henry — the best?
There are an awful lot of things to consider, such as who will allow the best TV, the deepest baths, the best food, etc. And then — most important of all — there's Henry, his dog.
See how he decides in this funny story for young readers by the second Children's Laureate.
"An amusing tale that's good for bedtime and early readers."
"Rounded characters, revealing dialogue and stories, and mother's help in resolving Hugo's problem make this one of those stories which transform familiar sights into insights."
Times Educational Supplement
"Paul Howard's expressive, well characterised pencil illustrations complement Fine's seamless text. Younger readers are too rarely offered treats of this calibre. Five star choice."
Books for Keeps
Care of Henry is a book for younger readers. It was first published in 1996, and reissued in 2001.
The paperback edition will be reissued on June 7th 2012; order it now from Amazon, or from any bookshop (ISBN: 978-1-4063-4183-6).