Henry and Mudge and the Sneaky Crackers (Henry and Mudge Series #16)

Henry and Mudge and the Sneaky Crackers (Henry and Mudge Series #16)

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by Cynthia Rylant, Sucie Stevenson
     
 

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With a secret code and a magnifying glass from his new spy kit, Henry is all set for a great spy adventure. His dog Mudge is a master of disguise in his spy hat, and together they're traveling incognito, ready to flirt with danger. When a mysterious note gives them their first clue, the two best friends set out on the trail to a priceless discovery. Full color.  See more details below

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With a secret code and a magnifying glass from his new spy kit, Henry is all set for a great spy adventure. His dog Mudge is a master of disguise in his spy hat, and together they're traveling incognito, ready to flirt with danger. When a mysterious note gives them their first clue, the two best friends set out on the trail to a priceless discovery. Full color.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Jeanne K. Pettenati
The latest chapter in this author's Henry and Mudge series is a winner. In this Ready-to-Read Level 2 book, the dynamic duo buy a spy kit and have a great time looking for clues in the neighborhood. Henry wears spyglasses and Mudge dons a spy hat as they venture out in search of intrigue. "Try not to look like you're spying," Henry urges Mudge, and the faithful dog complies when he rolls around in a puddle and chews on a rock. The special relationship between boy and dog shines through in this sweet, laugh-out-loud story. The upbeat illustrations fit the text like a hand and its glove. Henry and Mudge are endearing and lovable characters. What a wonderful way to get children hooked on reading!
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2--In this latest installment about a boy and his oversized pup, Henry empties his piggy bank and buys a spy kit. He wears the dark glasses himself and puts the hat on Mudge. While spying around the neighborhood, they discover a paper with a coded message near some trash cans. Henry takes it home, thinks about it for a bit, decodes it, and then sends a return message. After several exchanges, Henry and Mudge meet the other spy who also has a dog in disguise. Calling themselves "Crackers" for being good at cracking codes, the boys form a club and carry real crackers in their pockets for ID. Rylant tells the story in a concise format while maintaining a sense of humor and flow of words. The combination of the text and Stevenson's colorful, expressive illustrations makes this book more than just a beginning reader--preschoolers will welcome this duo into storyhour programs.-Nancy A. Gifford, Schenectady County Public Library, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689811760
Publisher:
Simon Spotlight
Publication date:
02/01/1998
Series:
Henry and Mudge Series, #16
Edition description:
Repackage
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
1,207,922
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
440L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 7 Years

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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