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Henry And Mudge First Book Paperback – June 1, 1996

4.8 out of 5 stars 71 customer reviews
Book 1 of 28 in the Henry and Mudge Series

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The Horn Book Lively, reassuring, comical -- just right for newly independent readers, with cartoon-style illustrations that gallop, skip, and splash right along with the text.

About the Author

Cynthia Rylant is the author of more than 100 books for young people, including the beloved Henry and Mudge, Annie and Snowball, Brownie & Pearl, and Mr. Putter & Tabby series. Her novel Missing May received the Newbery Medal. She lives in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Visit her at CynthiaRylant.com.

Suçie Stevenson is the acclaimed author and illustrator of more than fifty books for children and is best known as the illustrator of the popular Henry and Mudge books by Cynthia Rylant. She lives on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, with her little cocker spaniel, Gracie.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 5 - 7 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 2
  • Lexile Measure: 460L (What's this?)
  • Series: Henry & Mudge (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Simon Spotlight; Reprint edition (June 1, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0689810059
  • ISBN-13: 978-0689810053
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,961 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Paperback
As of this writing, there are some 20+ Henry & Mug books, each one a small masterpiece. However, this is the one that started it all!!
Everything great or small has it's beginning, and in the beginning of THIS book, which begins, in turn, the whole series, we meet our hero, Henry. Henry lives with mom and dad, but he really doesn't have any friends. No other children live on his block, he doesn't have any brothers or sisters. So, he asks for a dog. That dog is Mudge who swiftly goes from a teeny, handful-sized puppy to the 180-pound pooch we know and love through the rest of the series.
What makes H&M books so wonderful are the bright, simple illustrations that mirror the text and the easy realism of Mudge the dog. Unlike other fictional dogs, Mudge doesn't talk, walk about on his hind legs or save the universe: he is just a big, happy, loving pooch who, like dogs everywhere, is totally dedicated to his pal, Henry. He's like a real dog... a real BIG dog, but a real dog nonetheless. He falls asleep when he's bored, he follows Henry everywhere and is unhappy when Henry's not around, and occasionally he eats things he's not supposed to. Practically any child would love to have a companion like Mudge.
H&M are one of those rare types of books that easily fall between two categories: picture books and chapter books. They're well illustrated and the text is simple and easy to read, but the story is also divided up into chapters (usually three). This makes these books perfect for young readers who may feel that they are starting to move beyond picture books but may not be ready for full-blown chapter books with little or no illustrations.
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By A Customer on July 22, 2000
Format: Paperback
I just wanted to say that I unexpectedly found myself homeschooling my 1st grade son for part of the year and I have no idea what I would have done without Henry and Mudge! The series has really gotten my son's reading off the ground. We have read every book in the series that we could get our hands on and we're looking forward to new ones being released. Every book in the series is well written, interesting and has just the right amount of humor without being outrageously silly. The Henry and Mudge series are my son's favorite books by far - they are great books for a beginning reader.
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Format: Paperback
I like this book because the pictures are amazing. It is a great book for all ages and easy to read.
I thought it was a good book for me and my brother because it wasn't too easy and it wasn't too hard. It was about right, and the pictures were good.
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By A Customer on February 14, 2000
Format: Paperback
My son, a kindergartener, was truly driven to read by Henry and Mudge and their fun, loving relationship. He now reads to his delighted 3 year old brother. Thank goodness the adventures continue in so many wonderful books. Don't stop here! Puddle Trouble, Green Time, Yellow Moon, Sparkle Days, Long Weekend, Starry Night......all simple, pleasant stories.
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By A Customer on January 1, 2001
Format: School & Library Binding
My son was reluctant to read in his elementary school days. This series caught his attention and by the time he finished all the books in the series that we could find he was intrigued enough with reading to go on to other books. Now, he is a high school senior with stellar SAT scores. I'll give partial credit to Henry and Mudge!
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Gypsy Rose Lee knowingly advised us that "You gotta have a gimmick". Well, lots of beginning chapter books have taken that to heart, and there are fairy, fancy, mean, moody, magic and other such books galore out there. And a lot of them are good fun. But sometimes you want something a little quieter and calmer. Henry and Mudge might be just the ticket. Only-child Henry and big goofy dog Mudge do things and have adventures. They don't solve problems or make points, but they attract and entertain brand new readers. Following the stories of a kid who seems like a real kid can be an engaging way to interest, and keep interested, a young reader. It's more than a picture book, but just into the chapter book range. And it's the first in a huge series, so your youngster can look forward to finding new volumes and even having a little Henry and Mudge library.
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My five year old has been loving Henry and Mudge for months now and we have checked every one of them out of the local library. We finally decided we just had to know how the story all began and saw a reference to The First Book. We quickly ordered it and couldn't be more pleased. The story explains the beginnings of Henry's deep attachment to Mudge. These are wonderful books. I don't know anyone we have recommended them to who hasn't fallen in love with Henry and Mudge.
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My son needed this book for a second grade literacy project. The story is about Henry who wants a dog and Mudge who grows into a very large dog. The art is cute and inspiring and appropriate to the age level and story.

Henry doesn't have siblings so his parents get him a dog. Mudge becomes his best friend and goes everywhere with him. One day Mudge runs away and Henry has to go find him. After that, Mudge stays home.

The project made my son look for a connection between the story and his own life. He said "the story tells me that I shouldn't run away from home and that I really need a dog for a best friend."
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