Henry Potty and the Deathly Paper Shortage: An Unauthorized Harry Potter Parody
Valerie Estelle Frankel
WingSpan Press (2008)
ISBN 9781595942418
Reviewed by Brianne Plach (age 11) for Reader Views (1/09)


Have you read all the Harry Potter stories and are still yearning for more? Maybe you aren’t that big of a Harry Potter fan yet all of your friends really enjoy those books. Be one of the first in your group to read a parody of the Harry Potter series.

“Henry Potty and the Deathly Paper Shortage” is on the scene to have you laughing and becoming involved in his adventures. He has been nominated by everyone in his group to lead them onto victory. He has some strange characters to fight however, including The Tooth Fairy. This book is very funny and will make children of all ages want to read it from cover to cover without laying it down. It’s a mystery, adventure and humorous story all in one.

I loved reading “Henry Potty and the Deathly Paper Storage” by Valerie Estelle Frankel and know many more kids my age will love it. I was the envy of my classmates when I was reading it. I hope there are many more “Henry Potty” books to come in this series. With Henry Potty on the scene, even those hesitant readers will want to pick it up. There just may be a paper shortage because this book is sure to be re-printed again and again.

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