Henry Hyena, Why Won't You Laugh
Henry Hyena loves to chase hares, giggle at monkeys and tease bears. But today, while his fellow hyenas go about their daily pranks, nothing is making young Henry laugh.
With the help of Dr. Long, the zoo’s wise old giraffe, Henry gets his laugh back in a most unexpected way and learns a lesson in kindness that will forever change the way he and the hyenas treat their animal friends.
School Library Journal -
Parents and teachers will appreciate the lesson imparted by this book's jaunty rhyming text, and children will relate to the animals whose pratfalls are made fun of by Henry's friends. There's plenty of humor here, too; readers will giggle at the computer-generated, colorful images of animals having a bad day. VERDICT Great for classrooms where teasing is an issue, and for readers who like a bit of animal absurdity.