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Henry and Mudge and the careful cousin the thirteenth book of their adventures
Rylant, Cynthia.
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First edition.
Publication Information:
[Pine Plains, N.Y.] : Live Oak Media ; New York : Simon & Schuster [19994]

Physical Description:
1 audiocassette (12 min.) : analog + 1 volumes (47 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.).
At first Henry's very neat cousin doesn't like the cookies from under his bed or Mudge's slobbery kisses, but when they all play frisbee, she begins to enjoy her visit.
Reading Level:
340 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.1 0.5 16390.

Reading Counts RC K-2 2.3 2 Quiz: 13226 Guided reading level: J.
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Sound Cassette

Sound Recording


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In the 13th book in the "Henry and Mudge" series, Henry and his big dog Mudge can't wait for Cousin Annie to visit. But when Annie arrives, she thinks Henry's fish tank smells and does not like dog kisses. How can you have fun with a cousin like that? Henry and Mudge find a way!

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)

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Booklist Review

Gr. 1-3. When Henry's cousin Annie comes for a visit, she's timid around his big dog Mudge, shocked by his messy room, and disgusted by his smelly fish tank. She's not a bad sort, though, and just as she tries to get used to Henry's ways, he tries to see her point of view, "even though Henry could not believe a person would not like dog kisses." By the next day, Annie's loosened up and looking forward to another visit with cousin Henry and the ever-drooling Mudge. Simple and funny, this beginning reader has plenty of appeal. Stevenson's line-and-watercolor illustrations seem slapdash and informal yet manage to catch the right facial expression and body language time and time again. --Carolyn Phelan

School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 3-When Cousin Annie visits, Henry isn't too sure how she'll react to big drooly Mudge-and is surprised to discover that she and Mudge have something in common: a talent for Frisbee. By Cynthia Rylant. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.