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Henry and Mudge and the Great Grandpas

by Cynthia Rylant, Suçie Stevenson (Illustrator)

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Henry and Mudge go to visit the old folks' home and hang out with the grandpas. They bring them presents, read books, swim in the pond and have a wonderful day. I think this is a great book for young children to learn about how important it is to appreciate all of their relatives, no matter how physically capable they are or how much you have in common. ( )
  murandapatanda | Mar 13, 2016 |
Henry and Mudge and the Great Grandpas tells the story of Henry and his dog, Mudge, who go and visit Henry's great-grandpas. The first chapter is called "Grandpas." It talks about the activities that Henry and Mudge do with all the grandpas at the place where Henry's own great-grandpas live. The second chapter is called "A Pond!" In this chapter, Henry and Mudge go exploring and discover a swimming pond in the clearing. However because they cannot break Henry's parents' rule of no swimming alone, they go back to get Henry's dad. The third chapter is called "Skivvies." Henry, Mudge, Henry's father, and all the grandpas decide to go swimming. They listened to stories that the grandpas tell and lay in the sun. Chapter four is called "Full and Happy." Everyone returns to the house and eats spaghetti that Henry's mother made. Some grandpas fall asleep as they are all full and happy.

This book is a great contemporary realistic fiction early chapter book. It contains a lot of content that students can relate to--visiting grandparents, exploring outside, story-telling, and eating. This content enables readers to be exposed to new book structures such as chapters without having to worry about being overwhelmed with new content.

GENRE: Contemporary Realistic Fiction

USES:
- have students discuss and then write stories about what they enjoy doing with their grandparents (if there are students in the class with family issues or without grandparents, this activity may not be appropriate)
- bring students on a field trip to a retirement home to play games or talk with residents
  sso14 | Mar 4, 2016 |
Henry and his dog Mudge love going on adventures. In this book Henry & Mudge visit Great Grandpa. While visiting Great Grandpa Henry & Mudge find a pond to swim in. Henry runs back and tells Great Grandpa all about the meadow and the they pond they discovered and how he wants to swim in it.
Great Grandpa and all his friends at the nursing home want to swim too. Henry discovers how fun older people can be.
This book is great at portraying how different generations can get along and influence each other. ( )
  StephanieFeist | Jul 9, 2015 |
I gave this book 3 stars because of it's easy read. The Henry and Mudge series are popular with young readers because the characters are interesting and the book is easy to read. Let's not forget it's a chapter book. I have a few of these books in my classroom library. My son and daughter started out reading these books when they was in 2nd grade. ( )
  ramfam5 | Mar 15, 2015 |
Great little early reader for children. Henry and Mudge go with his parents to visit Henry's great grandpa who lives in a home in the country with many other great grandpas. They get to take a swim in the pond and have spaghetti for dinner. This is a good book to teach children the value of family and older family members. I really liked this one. ( )
  dorthys | Mar 14, 2015 |
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Curriculum Connection:  AASL Std. 4  Pursue personal and aesthetic growth.

4.1.1 Read, view, and listen for pleasure and personal growth.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0689834470, Paperback)

Henry (and of course Mudge) loves to visit Great Grandpa Bill. He lives in a house with a lot of other granpas who like to play with a little boy and his dog. But when Henry discovers a swimming pond near the granpas' house, he finds out how much fun the grandpas really can be.

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When Henry and his dog Mudge go with Henry's parents to visit Great-Grandpa Bill in the home with lots of other grandpas, they lead them all on a wonderful adventure.

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