Lenny Henry (9780711285408) £9.99
At home in Dudley, England, little Lenny Henry would pretend to be the characters he watched on TV, copying scenes from his favourite shows to entertain his six brothers and sisters. But life wasn’t always easy, and at school, Lenny found himself the target of racist bullying – until he figured out a way to beat the bullies using humour. This was when he realised he had a gift: he could make people laugh. Lenny shot to fame at 16 years old when he won New Faces with a hilarious impression. The following decades were full of great successes, such as his hugely popular TV programme: The Lenny Henry Show. In 1985, Lenny co-founded the well-known charity Comic Relief in response to a terrible famine in East Africa. This inspiring picture book looks at Lenny’s humble beginnings through to his admirable charity work, in a way that’s fun and accessible for young children.
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