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Henry and Mudge and Annie's good move
Rylant, Cynthia.
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Publication Information:
[Somers, N.Y.] : Live Oak Media, [2002]

Physical Description:
1 audiocassette : analog + 1 book (40 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.).
When Henry's cousin Annie prepares to move in next door, he and Mudge help calm her fears.
General Note:
Side 1 includes page-turn signals; side 2 has uninterrupted reading.

Duration: 9 min., 12 sec. ; 8 min. 57 sec.

Accompanied by the book Henry and Mudge and Annie's good move : the eighteenth book of their adventures / story by Cynthia Rylant ; pictures by Suçie Stevenson. New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1998.
Reading Level:
400 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.3 0.5 24965.

Reading Counts RC K-2 2.5 2 Quiz: 20357 Guided reading level: J.
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Format :
Sound Cassette

Sound Recording


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CASSETTE KIT 1306 Juvenile Fiction Readers

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In Henry and Mudge's eighteenth adventure, Henry's cousin Annie is moving -- right next door to Henry! Annie likes Henry and Mudge, but she's nervous about leaving her friends, and about changing schools, and about what might happen to her things on the moving truck. She's so nervous she's broken out in blotches. But Henry knows just the thing for a bad case of nerves -- a snuggle under a blanket with a big dog like Mudge!

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. 2^-3. You might think that after 17 books about sweet Henry and his drooly canine companion, this series of beginning readers would be wearing thin. Not so, judging by this fresh and soothing entry that gets to the heart of a problem lots of children have to face. Annie is Henry's cousin, and though she's a little obsessive about her frilly dresses and her shiny shoes, she can still throw a mean Frisbee and is lots of fun. Henry is delighted when he hears that she's moving next door, and he's very understanding--even sharing his beloved Mudge--when he realizes Annie has a case of moving-day jitters. Stevenson's exuberant art adds a great touch of comedy to a story that will make children long to have an intuitive cousin like Henry living in the house next door. --Stephanie Zvirin

School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 3-In this 18th adventure of these two pals, Rylant and Stevenson have combined their keen perspectives on growing up, their sensitivity to the concerns of children, and their senses of humor for another totally satisfying book. Henry knows his "careful" cousin Annie will be nervous about her move. In fact, the girl is so anxious about leaving her friends, changing schools, and the fate of her favorite clothes (frilly dresses, shiny shoes, and lace hankies) on the moving truck that she breaks out in red blotches. On the big day, Henry helps her deal with her anxiety just as he would-he tells her to crawl under the blankets in the back of his family's car with Mudge, his affectionate large pup and best friend. Hiding out during the move and making a "new-house wish" is the perfect prescription for Annie's fears. The pen-and-ink and watercolor cartoons perfectly express the emotional nuances of the text.-Gale W. Sherman, Pocatello Public Library, ID (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.