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Henry and Mudge and the snowman plan
Rylant, Cynthia.
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Publication Information:
[Pine Plains, N.Y.] : Live Oak Media, [2002]

Physical Description:
1 audiocassette : analog + 1 book (40 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.).
Henry, his dog Mudge, and his father enter a snowman building contest at the local park and win third place.
General Note:
Side 1 includes page-turn signals; side 2 has uninterrupted reading.

Duration: 9 min., 50 sec. ; 9 min., 39 sec.

Accompanied by Henry and Mudge and the snowman plan : the nineteenth book of their adventures / story by Cynthia Rylant ; pictures by Suçie Stevenson. New York : Aladdin Paperbacks, 2000.
Reading Level:
Interest age level: 6 years and up.

350 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.5 0.5 32441.

Reading Counts RC K-2 2.1 2 Quiz: 21462 Guided reading level: J.
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Format :
Sound Cassette

Sound Recording


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CASSETTE KIT 1307 Juvenile Fiction Readers

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Henry and his dog Mudge enter a snowman contest in this nineteenth Ready-to-Read book of their adventures.

Henry sees a sign about a snowman contest in the park! Can Henry, his father, and his big dog Mudge come up with the best snowman plan to win the contest?

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^-2. Humor, simple sentence structure, and bright, detailed pictures again prove a winning combination in this, Rylant's nineteenth Henry and Mudge Ready-to-Read book. Henry and Mudge, aided by Henry's father, participate in a snowman-building contest. Although up against some strong competition, their unconventional offering brings chuckles and a third-place prize for creativity. Rylant has a great sense of rhythm and pacing, alternating one or two lines per page with larger blocks of text. Mudge's dog antics effectively introduce the concept of simultaneous story lines, and three subtly defined chapters, with numbered and occasional text-only pages, gently ease kids into traditional book format and inspire reading confidence. The story is enjoyable, but more important, it communicates that contests should be fun, regardless of who wins, particularly when the excitement is shared with loved ones. --Shelle Rosenfeld

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 3-This charming adventure is the 19th installment of the classic beginning-to-read series by Cynthia Rylant (S&S, 1999). Henry and his Dad, and his big dog Mudge, enter a snowman contest in the park. The topic, pace, and humorous conclusion of this high-interest tale will satisfy readers and listeners alike. The female narrator speaks slowly and clearly, making it easy for beginning readers to follow along. The narration is supported by wintry-sounding music and appropriately subtle sound effects. Using the book and tape together promotes independent reading and is an entertaining way to improve reading skills. The ten-minute length is good for limited attention spans and provides a sense of accomplishment when completed. Youngsters will want to listen to the tape and read along again and again, each time becoming a bit more confident. This is an excellent production for pre-readers and beginning readers.-Maura Smith, Somerset Elementary School, Prairie Village, KS (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

At the Park
Snow Aliens