Puppy Mudge Takes a Bath

Puppy Mudge Takes a Bath

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by Cynthia Rylant, Isidre Mones, Sucie Stevenson
     
 

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Mudge is Henry's puppy.

Mudge is cute.

Mudge is cuddly, and Mudge loves

to roll in the mud.

But Mudge does not love baths.

So how will Henry ever get his puppy clean?

Overview

Mudge is Henry's puppy.

Mudge is cute.

Mudge is cuddly, and Mudge loves

to roll in the mud.

But Mudge does not love baths.

So how will Henry ever get his puppy clean?

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
If you remember the books with Dick, Jane and Spot, this one will seem pretty familiar. It follows a similar pattern, "This is Henry, This is Henry's Puppy Mudge, Mudge Loves Mud." There seems to be a little bit of a trend—taking favorite characters and making stories appropriate for even younger readers. In this "Ready-to-Read," Pre-Level 1 book, kids meet Henry and Mudge. They join Henry as he gives Mudge a bath (ignoring the mud he tracked into the house) and then will get a laugh when the process has to be repeated again. Once again an illustrator (Mones) has been found to continue in the style of the original books by Suçie Stevenson. 2002, Simon and Schuster,
— Marilyn Courtot
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-This slight tale is tailored to the needs of beginning readers with a vocabulary of approximately 40 words. Rylant casts her well-loved characters in a prequel set during Mudge's puppy days. The irresistible pooch loves getting muddy, but doesn't love baths. Henry solves this dilemma by getting in the tub with him. Mones's serviceable pen-and-ink and watercolor cartoons, done in the style of Su ie Stevenson's work, exaggerate the dog's charms. However, neither puppy Mudge nor Henry looks noticeably younger than in the earlier books; in fact, if you go back, you'll see that puppy Mudge looks nothing like the dog depicted in the original series. Though the pup is as engaging as always, this derivative spin-off does not meet the high standards set by the original series.-Marilyn Taniguchi, Beverly Hills Public Library, CA Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689866210
Publisher:
Simon Spotlight
Publication date:
03/23/2004
Series:
Puppy Mudge Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
283,681
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
AD10L (what's this?)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

Read an Excerpt

Meet Mudge!


Mudge is Henry's puppy.

Mudge is cute.

Mudge is cuddly,

and Mudge loves

to roll in the mud.

But Mudge

does not love baths.


So how will Henry ever

get his puppy clean?

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.

Isidre Monés is a Spanish artist best known for his comic book work. In addition to illustrating Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 3, he has also illustrated several of Cynthia Rylant’s Henry and Mudge stories.

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Puppy Mudge Takes a Bath 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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This is a wonderful book. My 5 year old is a beginner reader who absolutely adores this book. Not only does the vocabulary seem tailored to him but the the context is perfect. This is a very cute book, perfect for beginner readers.