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Henry Gets in Shape

Part of Henry Duck
Illustrated by Robert Quackenbush

In his latest merry misadventure, Henry the Duck’s new exercise plan leaves him more frazzled than fit in this energetic and hilarious picture book from beloved author Robert Quackenbush!

Henry the Duck it out of shape and needs to exercise! Where should he begin? Lifting barbells?
Doing chin ups? Jumping rope? Whatever Henry does to build muscle always leaves him exhausted!

Children and parents alike will love following disaster-prone Henry trying to master his fitness routine, cleverly written and illustrated by celebrated and legendary author Robert Quackenbush.

Photograph © Geert Snoeijer, Amsterdam

Robert Quackenbush (1929–2021), the author and illustrator of more than two hundred books for young readers, was a graduate of the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles and also had a master’s degree in social studies and a PhD in childhood education. Quackenbush’s many books include the Henry the Duck series, Detective Mole, the Miss Mallard Mystery series, Pete Pack Rat, and the Sheriff Sally Gopher series. He was the three-time winner of the American Flag Institute Award for outstanding contributions to children’s literature and winner of an Edgar Allan Poe Special Award for best juvenile mystery. He lived in New York City with his wife, Margery, director of NAAP. Their now adult son, Piet, was the inspiration for many of the author’s books when he was growing up.

Photograph © Geert Snoeijer, Amsterdam

Robert Quackenbush (1929–2021), the author and illustrator of more than two hundred books for young readers, was a graduate of the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles and also had a master’s degree in social studies and a PhD in childhood education. Quackenbush’s many books include the Henry the Duck series, Detective Mole, the Miss Mallard Mystery series, Pete Pack Rat, and the Sheriff Sally Gopher series. He was the three-time winner of the American Flag Institute Award for outstanding contributions to children’s literature and winner of an Edgar Allan Poe Special Award for best juvenile mystery. He lived in New York City with his wife, Margery, director of NAAP. Their now adult son, Piet, was the inspiration for many of the author’s books when he was growing up.

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