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Henry and Mudge get the cold shivers the seventh book of their adventures
Rylant, Cynthia.
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Publication Information:
Pine Plains, N.Y. : Live Oak Media ; New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [1999]

Physical Description:
1 audiocassette (17 min.) : analog + 1 book (48 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.).
When Mudge gets sick unexpectedly, Henry does all he can to make him feel better.
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Statement of responsibilty from book.
Reading Level:

480 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.7 0.5 17531.

Reading Counts RC K-2 2.1 2 Quiz: 05148 Guided reading level: J.
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Sound Cassette

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In this seventh book in the Henry and Mudge series, first Henry has a cold, and then Mudge gets sick, too. What can Henry do to help Mudge feel better?

Author Notes

Cynthia Rylant was born on June 6, 1954 in Hopewell, Virginia. She attended and received degrees at Morris Harvey College, Marshall University, and Kent State University.

Rylant worked as an English professor and at the children's department of a public library, where she first discovered her love of children's literature.

She has written more than 100 children's books in English and Spanish, including works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Her novel Missing May won the 1993 Newbery Medal and A Fine White Dust was a 1987 Newbery Honor book. Rylant wrote A Kindness, Soda Jerk, and A Couple of Kooks and Other Stories, which were named as Best Book for Young Adults. When I was Young in the Mountains and The Relatives Came won the Caldecott Award.

She has many popular picture books series, including Henry and Mudge, Mr. Putter and Tabby and High-Rise Private Eyes. (Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 1. The sixth in the lighthearted series that features young Henry and his big dog, Mudge. Though Henry is used to having colds, when Mudge falls ill, the whole family gets upset. A trip to the vet for the shivery and frightened Mudge elicits the diagnosis--a cold. Now it is Henry's turn to nurse and be near his dog just as Mudge has always stayed near him. Short and sweet, but packed with real-life emotion, this easy reader should be just as popular with kids as its predecessors. Stevenson's pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations are bright and inviting, giving the book pick-me-up appeal. --Ilene Cooper

School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 3-- Henry and his devoted canine, Mudge, share some scary moments when the big dog gets sick and has to go to the vet. It had always been Mudge who stayed by a sick Henry; always Mudge who loved Henry's sick days because he could stay with Henry , who fed him the crackers that Henry's parents kept bringing to the sick bed. Now, it is Mudge who is lying around and able only to wag his tail when Henry wakes in the morning. The sad, fearful expression on Henry's face as he and his mother take Mudge to the vet will bring tears of compassion. The picture of Henry holding Mudge's tail as he listens to the diagnosis captures the unspoken, ``Don't worry, I'm with you.'' Children will respond warmly to the kind, female vet whose assurances give Henry a laugh. At home, Henry pampers Mudge to help him get over his cold and fever--even eating the crackers Mudge refuses. After a few days, Mudge gobbles the crackers and is back in good health. The bond of caring and special friendship between these two young friends is once again humorously and sensitively delivered. This easy-to-read, three-chapter book is certain to be as popular as the others in this series. --Ellen Dibner, East School, Long Beach, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

The Sick Dayp. 5
The Vetp. 19
A Big Kissp. 37