In this third book of the series (Henry and Mudge and Henry and Mudge in Puddle Trouble), Rylant's portrayal of the small Henry and his affectionate large dog is even better than before. When Henry and Mudge go on a picnic and Henry is stung by a bee, Mudge licks away his salty tears. When Henry gives Mudge a bath, he ends up having to dry both of them with a towel. And when Henry and Mudge play King of the Mountain, they pretend that Mudge is a dragon, and together chase away all pretenders to the throne. Late on summer days, when purple shadows mime their play, Henry and Mudge curl up under their magic tree and sleep "together, on the green hill in their green time." Stevenson's pen-and-ink and watercolors sensitively embellish deftly-told stories about loyalty, love and innocence. Ages 6-8.
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PreSchool-Grade 2-In Henry and Mudge in the Green Time (S&S, 1987) Cynthia Rylant perfectly captures the essence of childhood during the summer with three adventures-a picnic with a most unwelcome bee, bathtime with Mudge, and an imaginary world of kings and dragons on the big green hill. Read slowly enough for beginning readers to follow but rapidly enough to keep the story moving, Suzanne Toren's wonderful narration adds to the gentle tone of the book. Featuring clear page turn signals and rollicking music between the stories, this is a welcome chapter in the life of a boy and his dog.
Veronica Schwartz, Niles Public Library District, IL
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The Henry and Mudge series is great for boy or girls. My 3 year old gets bored with short board books, but can't sit still for a long chapter book. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Melanie
We really enjoy the Henry and Mudge series. They are a nice length and appropriate for both boys and girls. A nice step up from board books.Published on February 23, 2013 by WendyLou
This story evokes everyone's fondest memories of summer. Would that every child had a safe, green playroom and the unconditional love of a Mudge with whom to play.Published on January 11, 2013 by S. Waskowski