For Immediate Release


March 9, 2015


Stefanie Schroeder
Senior Publicist

New York Times Bestselling Author Andy Andrews Releases New Children’s Book Henry Hodges Needs a Friend Available in Stores March 10

Henry Hodges Needs a Friend(Nashville, Tenn.) – Henry Hodges was one of the loneliest boys around. He didn’t have any friends who lived near him, and his house was the last on a dead-end street.

Each day, he swung on his old tire swing, often feeling bored and alone.

His parents often reminded Henry that he was, in fact, very special. They offered to help Henry find the perfect new friend…it wouldn’t be a boy or a girl, but a pet who, like Henry, was one-of-a-kind. When they went to a pet rescue shelter, Henry’s lonely world was changed!

At some point, almost every child struggles with feeling like they don’t fit in or are left out, just like Henry Hodges. From New York Times bestselling author Andy Andrews, this playful and hilarious rhyming story, complete with charming art, offers comfort to children who feel left out or are in need of a good friend. This book will be a favorite among children and parents who love dogs and, ultimately, will comfort and encourage children who struggle with feeling accepted and finding friends.

Hailed by a New York Times reporter as “someone who has quietly become one of the most influential people in America,” Andy Andrews is a best-selling novelist, speaker, and consultant for the world’s largest corporations and organizations. He has spoken at the request of four different United States presidents and recently addressed members of Congress and their spouses. Andy is the author of three New York Times bestsellers. He and his wife, Polly, have two sons.

Henry Hodges Needs a Friend
By: Andy Andrews
Thomas Nelson
On-Sale Date: March 10, 2015
ISBN-13: 9780529115768
Price: $14.99

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