From School Library Journal
Kindergarten-Grade 3 --This 12th book will please Henry and Mudge's many fans. The story is sure to strike a familiar note with many children--a fear of thunderstorms. These storms make Henry and Mudge downright jumpy; the boy whistles and Mudge whines, paces, and tries to hide (a difficult task for any BIG dog). Henry's father comes to the rescue by inventing a game. The subtle added detail of Mudge shedding fur during the storm is typical of Stevenson's humorous additions to these stories. Beginning readers are sure to hope for another dozen books about this duo. --Gale W. Sherman, Pocatello Public Library, ID
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From Kirkus Reviews
Not only the wind but the thunder and lightning send the boy and his dog scurrying for home, where Mudge whines as he circles the kitchen table and Henry whistles the same tunes over and over to keep up his courage. His parents, sipping tea in the middle, ``just looked at each other,'' while Dad creates a diversion: When the lights go out and Mudge hides his head in the couch, he suggests that Henry play the game of ``Crawling-Though-the-Enemy- Lines,'' braving the ``cannon'' he can hear as he makes his way through the dining room with a flashlight to rescue Mudge from the ``enemy couch.'' The 12th totally disarming picture of this nice family solving everyday problems with imagination and a sense of fun. And Stevenson's illustrations are as lively and comical as ever. (Easy reader. 4-8) -- Copyright ©1993, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.