Henry and Mudge and the Funny Lunch (Henry and Mudge Series #24)

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This year Henry and Mudge are out to make the best Mother's Day lunch ever.
It has to be juicy, crunchy, and perfect for family sharing.
When they select a gorgeous golden pineapple, the menu is shaping up to be anything but dull.
Dad is helping them carve something almost too pretty to eat.
So how will Henry ever stop Mudge from devouring ...

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This year Henry and Mudge are out to make the best Mother's Day lunch ever.
It has to be juicy, crunchy, and perfect for family sharing.
When they select a gorgeous golden pineapple, the menu is shaping up to be anything but dull.
Dad is helping them carve something almost too pretty to eat.
So how will Henry ever stop Mudge from devouring the surprise before Mom sees it?
Since its creation in 1987, the Henry and Mudge series has grown into one of the most beloved and acclaimed beginning-reading series ever. With more than two million copies sold, the American Library Association, the Library of Congress, Parents' Choice, The Horn Book Magazine, the International Reading Association, the American Booksellers Association, and most importantly, the thousands of children who belong to the Henry and Mudge fan club have recommended these wonderful books.
Created by renowned Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant and acclaimed illustrator Suçie Stevenson, the Henry and Mudge series is without a doubt a classic for all time.
Jacket illustrations copyright © 2004 by Suçie Stevenson

Mudge looks forward to the Mother's Day surprise that Henry and his father cook up for Henry's mother.

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Editorial Reviews

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Henry and his Dad have an unusual custom—they prepare an unusual lunch for Henry's Mom each Mother's Day. Dad makes a list and they all go shopping. Mudge gets to go into the store because the owner is a cousin of Henry's Dad (still there are issues in my mind of sanitation and whether a dog should be in a grocery store). Once the supplies are procured the team heads back home to whip up their concoction. It is going to be a pineapple sofa. The illustrations are cute and may give kids some wonderful ideas for creating people and animals from fruits and vegetables. Mom is delighted and more than willing to share her delicious pineapple sofa with all the family including a drooling Mudge. This is a Level 2 book in the "Ready-To-Read" series. Carolyn Bracken has managed to illustrate the book in Suçie Stevenson's style which should make young readers very happy since they have come to know and love this delightful family (more than two million copies of Henry and Mudge stories have been sold). 2004, Simon & Schuster, Ages 5 to 7.
—Marilyn Courtot
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School Library Journal Bravo, Henry and Mudge. May they go on forever!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780689834448
  • Publisher: Simon Spotlight
  • Publication date: 3/22/2005
  • Series: Henry and Mudge Series, #24
  • Edition description: Repackage
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 183,164
  • Age range: 5 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Meet 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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  • Posted April 18, 2012

    adorable and heartwarming

    My sons (ages 4 and 7), love Henry and Mudge stories! A beautiful story about a boy and his big, floppy, drooling dog and their adventrues together. Well written. The author has a talent for seeing the world through the simple eyes of a child. Adorable and heartwarming!

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