An enthusiastic little boy tries to be helpful, but only at Nursery School are his fumbling attempts appreciated. Henry really tries to help his mother round the house but his efforts always end in anarchy. He has a go at cleaning the whole bathroom, even polishing the mirror, but: "with Dad's face cloth!" cries Mum!" And he kindly paints a whole room (even the door handle!) blue: "What a mess." sighs Dad." But then Mum takes him to school for his first day, and the teacher is astonished at all the wonderful assistance she gets in cleaning up! "He was so helpful!" she says.
'Ruth Brown is an amazing illustrator, producing pictures so alive that the paint almost drips off the page.' Nicholas Tucker, Independent.
Ruth Brown is the creator of some of Britain's best loved children's books. She has created a great many picture books for Andersen Press and is highly respected as an author and illustrator. She is married to artist Ken Brown and they have two sons.