Henry and Mudge and the Starry Night (Henry and Mudge Series #17)

Henry and Mudge and the Starry Night (Henry and Mudge Series #17)

by Cynthia Rylant, Sucie Stevenson
     
 

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Henry and his dog Mudge go camping with Henry's parents in this seventeenth Ready-to-Read book of their adventures.

It's time for a camping trip with Henry's parents! They'll go on hikes and smell good smells. They'll see deer and raccoons and waterfalls and rainbows. Henry's mother will cook camp food and Henry's father will sing sappy old songs, and they'll all

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Henry and his dog Mudge go camping with Henry's parents in this seventeenth Ready-to-Read book of their adventures.

It's time for a camping trip with Henry's parents! They'll go on hikes and smell good smells. They'll see deer and raccoons and waterfalls and rainbows. Henry's mother will cook camp food and Henry's father will sing sappy old songs, and they'll all lie on their backs and look at the stars (except for Mudge—he'll chew on a log, instead). And at the end of a perfect day, Henry and Mudge will snuggle in their tent and dream wonderful green dreams.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
The whole family is going camping and Henry is excited. His Mom was a campfire girl and she really knows her stuff. Henry's Dad just comes along for the fun. They hike, pitch their tent by the side of a lake and roast hot dogs over an open fire. At nightfall, they lay back and enjoy looking at the star filled sky. Then they all snuggle up in the tent for a good night's sleep. Seventeenth in the adventures of Henry and Mudge, this is another delightful slice of life. A "Ready-to-Read" level 2 book.
School Library Journal
K-Gr 2Another success from Rylant and Stevenson. Their 17th visit with Mudge and Henry is full of the series' trademark warmth and gentle humor. Here, Henry, his parents, and the family's oversized pup embark on a camping trip. Henry's mother is the outdoorsperson. "She knew all about camping....Henry's dad didn't know anything about camping. He just came with a guitar and a smile." Stevenson's bright, glowing watercolors will delight readers, and they're sure to chortle over the picture of the jubilant dad with guitar in hand. In one chapter, Henry and his parents are linked physically as well as emotionally as they examine the constellations. Meanwhile, Mudge chews on a huge log, oblivious to the stars. "He couldn't get logs this good at home. Mudge loved camping." A shining addition to the series.Suzanne Hawley, Laurel Oak Elementary School, Naples, FL
Kirkus Reviews
Rylant (Henry and Mudge and the Sneaky Crackers, 1998, etc.) slips into a sentimental mode for this latest outing of the boy and his dog, as she sends Mudge and Henry and his parents off on a camping trip. Each character is attended to, each personality sketched in a few brief words: Henry's mother is the camping veteran with outdoor savvy; Henry's father doesn't know a tent stake from a marshmallow fork, but he's got a guitar for campfire entertainment; and the principals are their usual ready-for-fun selves. There are sappy moments, e.g., after an evening of star- gazing, Rylant sends the family off to bed with: "Everyone slept safe and sound and there were no bears, no scares. Just the clean smell of trees . . . and wonderful green dreams." With its nice tempo, the story is as toasty as its campfire and swaddled in Stevenson's trusty artwork. (Fiction. 6-8)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689825866
Publisher:
Simon Spotlight
Publication date:
05/01/1999
Series:
Henry and Mudge Series, #17
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
158,197
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 8.82(h) x 0.11(d)
Lexile:
440L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 7 Years

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