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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:
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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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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. "

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