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Children's LiteratureMom has decided that it is time to get some fresh produce and fresh eggs. Henry is delighted and loves the thought of all that good food. Mudge reflects his reaction and gets pretty excited also. They head off to the country and stop at a farm. While his parents shop, Henry and Mudge do a bit of exploring. The meet up with plenty of farm animals, but are a bit surprised by the goose who doesn't seem the least bit intimidated by Henry or Mudge. The goose chases them all the way back to the country store. The ending is funny as Mudge finally gives that bossy goose a bit of his own medicine. As with other books in the "Henry and Mudge" series Cynthia Rylant makes an everyday outing seem like a real adventure. Carolyn Bracken does an admirable job with her pictures with all their details and with a look like the earlier books by Stevenson so there is no break in continuity for fans of the series. It is a great book for those just beginning to read on their own—"Ready-to Read," Level 2. 2003, Simon & Schuster, Ages 5 to 7.
— Marilyn Courtot