I am Henry Finch by Alexis Deacon
Published by Walker Books
‘The finches lived in a great flock. They made such a racket all day long, you really could not hear yourself think. Every morning they said, GOOD MORNING.’
What first grabs you about this interesting tale of a questioning finch called Henry, is the unique concept behind its illustrations. Each finch is a fingerprint, and as we know, no fingerprint is the same. This gives the reader some food for thought, especially when considering the Descartes like theology that underpins this story of discovery. Henry, like a fingerprint, is unique and through his new found thoughts is on a quest to overcome the dreaded beast that threatens his flock. With his thoughts leading to ideas, and his ideas leading to a plan, he decides it is time for greatness. The plan is for the greater good of all, but will the plan serve its purpose? Or will he be served for dinner?
A GREAT book to read to, or alternatively be read by, a young questioning mind, but be sure to be ready with some answers.
CKT Book Reviewer
Author: Alexis Deacon
Illustrator: Viviane Schwarz
Title: I am Henry Finch
Publisher: Walker Books
Published: January 2015