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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (208 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Cynthia Rylant Narrator: George Guidall Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2008 ISBN:
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Henry and his slobbering dog Mudge are visiting Great-Grandpa Bill, who lives in a house with lots of other grandpas. Henry likes the grandpas because they play checkers and rock in rocking chairs. Mudge likes them because they feed him mint candies. When Henry and Mudge leave the house to go exploring, they find a beautiful swimming pond. They come back to let everybody know, and soon all the grandpas want to go swimming. Henry's father says, We'll have to go in our Skivvies. Before long they are all enjoying a nice day of swimming in their underwear! Henry and Mudge and the Great Grandpas won the first-ever Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for a distinguished beginning reader book. Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant has charmed countless children - and their parents - with this gently humorous series, and Recorded Books offers a large selection of Henry and Mudge's tales. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Q_Barb | 2/6/2014

    " Winner of the first Theodore Seuss Geisel Award in 2006, this book is the 26th in the "Henry and Mudge" beginning reader chapters series by Cynthia Rylant and illustrated by Sucie Stevenson. As in all the books, Henry and Mudge are loving compatible friends who enjoy life and see the positive in every situation. In this book, Henry and Mudge and Henry's parents go to visit Henry's grandfather who lives with a group of other elderly men, who like to play checkers, etc., rest on Mudge when they are tired, etc. When Henry and Mudge go out exploring, they discover a pond in a beautiful meadow just the right temperature for a swim. Henry then goes back to his father, tells him about the pond and all the "grandpas" decide they want to go. Mudge, of course, goes too and lets the grandpas lean on him when they need to while they are going to and returning from the pond. This is such a sweet book, with great short descriptive language for children with varied sentence length. The way she describes the pond and the meadow and the weather, it makes me ache for spring and summer. I also like how she turns Mudge's huge size into an asset, once again, and in a tribute to the elderly portrays the grandfather and his friends as still fun-loving and appreciative of life, even if they do need to rest now and then. I think young students would find much in here to make text-to-text and text-to-self connections. It would be a great choice for discussions and writing workshop. It also is a good example of writing about what you know: Like others in the series, it is based on things in Rylant's life or her memories. Henry is based on her son and the Mudge is based on a friend's dog. Growing up in the mountains, Rylant and her friends and cousins used to travel through the woods and meadows to a swimming pond, not one as clean as this one though! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Crista | 1/27/2014

    " Theordor Seuss Geisel Award 2006 Winner "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie Ahl | 1/22/2014

    " This book was the 2006 Theodor Suess Giesel award winner for beginning readers. It is very cute! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Major | 1/9/2014

    " Henry and his dog Mudge go to visit Great-Grandpa Bill in a retirement home. While there, they take all the grandpas on a wonderful adventure through the woods. They end up swimming in a pond in their underwear! This a nice story about spending time with older adults. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Austin | 11/24/2013

    " A book about a kid who goes to visit his grandpa in an old folks home. The book was pretty funny; Henry and all the grandpas go swimming in their underwear at the local pond. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alison | 11/9/2013

    " A house full of grandpas who swim in their skivvies. Rylant is a lovely writer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janice | 10/24/2013

    " Henry and Mudge go to a retirement home to visit Henry's great-grandpa. Henry and Mudge find a swimming hole and all the great-grandpas slowly make their way to go swimming in their skivies. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Horace Mann Family Reading Challenge | 10/17/2013

    " That the grandpa's slept on Mudge. I. + A. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle Couey | 9/24/2013

    " really was sweet, the generation linked with the grandpa living in an elderly home. Parents then taking turns with teaching tips well mostly the father taking time to give helpful hints on how to enjoy the sun in your skivvies:) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 6/17/2013

    " I'm beginning to find some audio books for early readers and I found this series by Cynthia Rylant. I would imagine when just beginning to read, kids would delight in this simple story of fun with older relatives. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nielson | 5/7/2013

    " Darling book. Kids could really relate well to it with their own grandparents. I also think they would love the part where they swim in their underwear:) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lindsey | 1/6/2013

    " I listened to this as an audio book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristen | 9/22/2012

    " Max has really taken a liking to the Henry and Mudge books. And they are not bad for being beginning reading books. Nice series to encourage reading; can stay with the characters through many adventures. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dolly | 3/15/2012

    " This is a fun book in the Henry and Mudge series. Grandpas swimming in their underwear...what could be more funny? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa Mcavoy | 3/1/2012

    " Henry, Mudge and their family visit Great Grandpa Bill, who lives in a house with a bunch of other great grandpas. Ethnically diverse great grandpas are presented in a warm light as enjoyable companions with interesting life-experiences. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jen | 1/22/2012

    " My children aren't reading yet but they love having the Henry and Mudge books read to them. The Great Grandpas is there favorite but all of these books are great. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 L11_Lindsey | 2/28/2011

    " I listened to this as an audio book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janice | 1/18/2011

    " Henry and Mudge go to a retirement home to visit Henry's great-grandpa. Henry and Mudge find a swimming hole and all the great-grandpas slowly make their way to go swimming in their skivies.
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 1/18/2011

    " really was sweet, the generation linked with the grandpa living in an elderly home. Parents then taking turns with teaching tips well mostly the father taking time to give helpful hints on how to enjoy the sun in your skivvies:) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 6/15/2010

    " In this story, Henry and Mudge visit Great-Grandpa Bill at his home. Henry and Mudge want to go for a swim so they go to get their dad and all of the other grandpas. They end up swimming in their “skivvies” and then coming home to eat spaghetti. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alison | 1/23/2010

    " A house full of grandpas who swim in their skivvies. Rylant is a lovely writer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dolly | 6/3/2009

    " This is a fun book in the Henry and Mudge series. Grandpas swimming in their underwear...what could be more funny? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristen | 10/11/2008

    " Max has really taken a liking to the Henry and Mudge books. And they are not bad for being beginning reading books. Nice series to encourage reading; can stay with the characters through many adventures. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Austin | 5/24/2008

    " A book about a kid who goes to visit his grandpa in an old folks home. The book was pretty funny; Henry and all the grandpas go swimming in their underwear at the local pond. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nielson | 5/23/2008

    " Darling book. Kids could really relate well to it with their own grandparents. I also think they would love the part where they swim in their underwear:) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jen | 5/4/2008

    " My children aren't reading yet but they love having the Henry and Mudge books read to them. The Great Grandpas is there favorite but all of these books are great. "

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About the Author
Author Cynthia Rylant

Cynthia Rylant is the author of more than one hundred books for young people, including the beloved Henry and Mudge series. Her novel Missing May received the Newbery Medal in 1993 and A Fine White Dust won a Newbery Honor; she is also the author of two Caldecott Honor–wining picture books. Some of her other notable works include the Annie and Snowball series, the Poppleton series, the novel The Islander, and a number of other poetry books and story collections. She lives in Lake Oswego, Oregon.

About the Narrator

George Guidall, winner of eighty-eight AudioFile Earphones Awards, has twice won the prestigious Audie Award for Excellence in Audiobook Narration. In 2014 the Audio Publishers Association presented him with the Special Achievement Award for an audiobook narrator of exceptional stature and accomplishment. During his thirty-year recording career he has recorded over 1,100 audiobooks, won multiple awards, been a mentor to many narrators, and shown by example the potential of fine storytelling. Among Guidall’s narration achievements are Crime and Punishment, The Iliad, and John Irving’s A Widow for One Year, which earned him an Audie Award for best unabridged narration of a novel, an honor he captured again for his rendition of Wally Lamb’s I Know This Much Is True. Guidall’s forty-year acting career includes starring roles on Broadway, an Obie Award for best performance off Broadway, and frequent television appearances.