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Henry and Mudge: The First Book

by Cynthia Rylant, Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator)

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Henry and Mudge are best buds. Young kids love these books because they can actually read the words on their own! The adventure is simple, but fun enough for little ones. ( )
  ekrynen | Nov 23, 2014 |
There are several reasons I like the book “Henry and Mudge: The First Book.” Henry, a young boy who feels lonely without any friends, finds friendship in a dog named Mudge. First, each chapter informs the reader more about each character. The characters are believable and well-developed. For example, “Mudge was short because he is a puppy, he’ll grow! When he was done growing he weighed 180 pounds!” Second, the plot is full of great suspense with a conflict-resolution. When Mudge gets lost, Henry goes to look for him. Once they find each other, they promise to never run away from each other again. Third, this book is the first in the series! Children can grow to love the characters and be interested in reading many more. The big idea of this story is about companionship, friendship, and love. ( )
  esiera1 | May 9, 2014 |
A boy gets a puppy named Mudge, a puppy that will grow into a LARGE dog. This is the first book of their many adventures together, however this one starts by them being seperated because Mudge gets lost. This book would be a great read loud for parents along with an easy to read book for those just beginning to read.
  Emily.Small | Feb 22, 2014 |
When I was younger I read these books a lot. Henry and Mudge is a book about a bond between a boy and his dog. Children can write about a bond they have.
  Hawalters | Sep 5, 2013 |
Henry and Mudge is a story about the friendship between a young boy and his dog and the bond that they form. Bright, colorful pictures and large text make the story interesting and addicting for early readers. I enjoyed the relationship portrayed between the two characters and how a strong friendship can be formed between a boy and his pet. I believe this story would be embraced in an elementary classroom and the short sentences, simple and complex word choice, and repetition is a wonderful way to introduce new vocabulary – “He smelled his lemon hair. He smelled his milky mouth. He smelled his soapy ears. He smelled his chocolate fingers.” ( )
  elizabethhart | Nov 12, 2012 |
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Stevenson, SucieIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. A series about an only child and his huge best friend, a mastiff named Mudge.

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Henry, feeling lonely on a street without any other children, finds companionship and love in a big dog named Mudge.

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