About The Author
Behind the Words
From a young age I have always had a creative imagination. I had a variety of imaginary friends, and in the playground at school I would take my friends on adventures to my own imaginary worlds, just like Henrietta. At the age of nine, I created Henrietta the Hippo while writing short stories in my bedroom. As a child I always loved using my imagination and one day, when all grown up, I wanted to eventually become a children's author. It took me a while, but I am pretty proud to say that I made my own childhood dream come true.
Being a child of the 80's, I look around me and see how technology has changed the way children are brought up these days. We live and breathe technology, what would we be without it? I mean, what kid doesn't know how to unlock an iPad? However, with Henrietta's World, I want to encourage children to play with their friends, using their imagination and nothing else. The possibilities really are endless.
- Nicola Houlton