Age Group: 9 - 12 years of age
Classes: 4th to 6th class
You’ve heard about Horrid Henry, now it’s time to meet Dónall Dana, as Horrid Henry has been named in the Irish-language version of Francesca Simon’s popular series of books, illustrated by Tony Ross.
Cló Iar-Chonnacht are publishing five new books in the Horrid Henry series in Irish this year and five more in 2017. The series has been translated to Irish by Máirín Ní Ghadhra, Gormfhlaith Ní Thuairisg, Caitlín Ní Chualáin and Marion Ní Shúilleabháin, all of whom are native Irish speakers and journalists with RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta.
Dónall Dána is a horrid boy who loves doing unimaginable and horrible things. He throws food, he pushes, shoves and pinches. He has a younger brother called Perfect Peter who is an extremely perfect boy who does uncountable good deeds. He always says ‘Please’ and ‘Thank You’, he loves vegetables and he never ever picks his nose. One day, Horrid Henry wonders what would happen if he were perfect?
This is the first book in the Horrid Henry : Dónall Dána series and has been translated to Irish by Máirín Ní Ghadhra. It contains four short stories which are suitable for children from 7 to 10 years old both to read at home and for use as classroom readers.