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

©1991
Physical Description:
40 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Henry worries about what will happen to his big dog Mudge during their visit to his grandmother's house in the country.
Language:
English
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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ISBN:
9780689810114
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

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-- Will this lovable duo ever run out of opportunities for good times and good feelings? Not as long as there are childhood joys and fears to be remembered and recorded by this talented author-artist team. In this, the ninth adventure in this easy-to-read series, Henry's family motors to Grandmother's house in the country, and Henry is full of misgivings. Will Grandmother object to Mudge's drool? Will Mudge eat the coffee table? Worst of all, will he be forced to sleep outside? Grandmother loves Mudge, drool and all. But after the large awkward canine knocks things from tables, he is put outside, and Henry has to sleep alone. Never fear, though, for the ending is practical and totally satisfying. The simple text, full of rhythmic poetic repetition, conveys the hesitancies and humor in this common situation. To this are added lively watercolors that amplify characters, emotions, and setting. This is a perfect marriage of pictures and words. Bravo Henry and Mudge. May they go on forever! --Nancy Seiner, The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.