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Henry And Mudge In The Sparkle Days Paperback – March 1, 1997

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Waiting is a big part of childhood. Waiting in line, waiting to grow up, waiting for something special to happen. However, now a child sets the stage and pulls the strings in a timeless, heartfelt picture book about imaginative play, friendship, and surprises. Paperback | More for ages 3-5
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PreSchool-Grade 3-Wintertime sets the stage for a boy and his dog to enjoy the first snowfall, Christmas Eve dinner, and a moonlight stroll. By Cynthia Rylant.
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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The Horn Book The beginning reader couldn't ask for a better pair of companions.

School Library Journal Bravo Henry and Mudge. May they go on forever!

School Library Journal There are four sparkling winners here: Henry and Mudge and Rylant and Stevenson.

Kirkus Reviews Warm, loving, and gently philosophical, these stories about an only child and his closest companion deserve a place in every library collection.

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 5 - 7 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 2
  • Lexile Measure: 560L (What's this?)
  • Series: Henry & Mudge (Book 5)
  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Simon Spotlight; Reprint edition (March 1, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0689810199
  • ISBN-13: 978-0689810190
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.2 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #232,544 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Cynthia Rylant is the author of numerous distinguished novels and picture books for young readers. In addition to her beginning-reader series: Henry and Mudge, Poppleton, and Mr. Putter and Tabby, as well as her Cobble Street Cousins early-chapter series, she is also the author of the Newbery Medal-winning Missing May, the Newbery Honor Book A Fine White Dust, and two Caldecott Honor-winning picture books.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 2, 2000
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Henry and Mudge in the Sparkle Days
Henry and Mudge enjoy the winter season in this delightful collection of three short stories. The words are easy and the type is large enough for the beginning reader to feel comfortable. This book is filled with humorous illustrations that extend the text. In one illustration Henry is sliding a reluctant Mudge across an icy pond. In another picture Mudge messes up Henry's snow angel. This is a good book for the younger set.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Holly S. McClure on January 27, 2013
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My grandson and I love Henry and Mudge, Mr. Putter and Tabby; and Poppleton - all by Cynthia Rylant - and those aren't her only series. If I had to pick one author for this age (he's just 5) it would be Rylant. We've been reading them for several years now.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Crease in the Page on January 26, 2012
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The first chapter of this book is about Henry and Mudge waiting for snow. It's a good story and one that kids can relate to. Then the next chapter is about Christmas Eve dinner... which sort of overlaps with the Henry and Mudge Christmas story. Then the third chapter is about the family taking winter walks and looking at the stars and then coming home to relax by the fire. In my opinion, the first and third chapter have that pleasant childhood magic which the other Henry and Mudge books have, but that second chapter is awkward and out of place. It's a cute chapter, too, though because Mudge can't join their dinner, but they all feel sad without him so they let him in the dining room and he gets to eat turkey. Cute story.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Judith J. Johnson on May 11, 2010
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I am a grandmother of seven and a retired elementary librarian. I cannot exaggerate the value of the entire Henry and Mudge series by Cynthia Rylant! I have entertained children in my lap for countless hours as I read and reread various titles and I have enticed reluctant readers to begin their reading career. I would suggest Henry and Mudge: the first book as your original purchase. After that, the sequence does not really matter much.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By T.Harold on August 13, 2010
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I am a teacher and this is an excellent book for young children. This book has a high interest level for children who are beginning to read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Cheryle L. Dreyer on May 31, 2008
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My kids love the Henry and Mudge Books. Each Story is Wonderful and worth reading over and over again.
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