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Henry and Mudge and the bedtime thumps : the ninth book of their adventures
Rylant, Cynthia.
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Publication Information:
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [1991]

Physical Description:
40 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Henry worries about what will happen to his big dog Mudge during their visit to his grandmother's house in the country.
Reading Level:
540 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.6 0.5 6070.

Reading Counts RC K-2 2.4 2 Quiz: 05142 Guided reading level: J.
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In the ninth book in the Henry and Mudge series, Henry and Mudge spend a scary night at Henry's grandmother's house in the country.

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. 1-3. Children familiar with Henry and his canine companion, Mudge, will welcome another warm chapter in their ongoing escapades. This time, Henry's very nervous about visiting grandma. Grandma, it seems, has never met Mudge, and Henry's afraid she may not be prepared for Mudge's drooly kisses or his long thumping tail. In fact, Henry's scared that if Mudge doesn't comport himself exactly right, he'll be banished outdoors for the night, leaving Henry alone in a strange new house, filled with strange new noises. That, of course, is exactly what happens, and children will love the way vulnerable Henry works things out. With colorful cartoon drawings adding just the right touch, this cheerful, funny tale, divided into short chapters, is perfect for beginning readers. ~--Stephanie Zvirin

School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 2‘Henry and his pet, Mudge, are going to visit Grandma, and they worry about how she will react to a large, slobbering dog rambling around her small house in this beginning reader by Cynthia Rylant (S&S, 1991). Although Grandma loves Mudge, when he misbehaves he is put outside and Henry has to sleep in a new bed all alone. George Guidall's clear narration has a warm quality. The book's watercolor illustrations by Sucie Stevenson are necessary for the story to hold the attention of youngsters, so the cassette belongs in a hanging bag with a copy of the book. The simple story line is a good introduction to reading for first and second graders.‘Lisa Radmer, Edwin P. Opstad Elementary School, North Bend, WA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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