(Son of) DadCentric Review: Henry and the Incredibly Incorrigible, Inconveniently Intelligent Smart Human
Don't judge. Isn't child labor what cemented our country's superpower foundation during the Industrial Revolution?
And look at those Chinese, pulling ahead of us every day in every financial measure. It's because while we overschedule our kids' social lives (outside of the five hours a day we let them be mesmerized by the Disney Channel, natch), the Chinese have their tweens and teens sweatily soldering iPhone 5s for the liberal bleeding-heart arugula-eating elitists of the First World.
That rant is actually totally appropriate for this post, written my hardcore reader of a son, 10-year-old Excitable.
Read on as he reviews L.A. Messina's Henry and the Incredibly Incorrigible, Inconveniently Intelligent Smart Human, a novel for the fourth- to seventh-grade set about robots who use humans for their menial tasks.
Like writing blog posts.
'Henry' the Incredibly Interesting Read
A robot in his 13th upgrade named Henry Jacobson gets a human not like any other. Humans usually just do easy, simple tasks for their master robots. This ETC-420-GX-2 can read, make new words, and lots of other tasks that no other human could ever do.
Henry befriends this intelligent human boy called E. When a magazine writer says the human is a secret government weapon that could destroy all robots, the two friends run away from home to try to learn about E’s past. Then they run into their hero. Will he help them or turn them in?
I would recommend Henry and the Incredibly Incorrigible, Inconveniently Intelligent Smart Human (Tater Tot Books; 2012) to a 9-11 year old child to read because this book has a great plot and keeps a reader interested all the way through.
- Good characters
- Well-established plot
- Great fluency
- Good organization
- Too long a title
- A little difficult to understand robots are in control.
- A small lack in detail