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Download Henry and Mudge Take the Big Test Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (148 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Cynthia Rylant Narrator: George Guidall Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2009 ISBN:
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Sitting on the porch with his dog, Mudge, Henry watches a man and a collie walk by. As the collie obeys the man's commands to sit, lie down, and stay, Henry looks at Mudge and thinks about the things Mudge knows how to do: drool, sleep, and jump up on company. So Henry decides to enroll Mudge in dog obedience school. On the first day, Mudge dances with the trainer; on the following days, Mudge learns commands. But will he learn enough to pass the final test? Henry wonders how many boxes of liver treats it will take.

Written by Cynthia Rylant, who has won many honors including the Newbery Award for Missing May, the Henry and Mudge books are perfect for beginning readers.

Full of the sunny adventures of a young boy and his enormous but good-natured dog, these stories gallop along at a frisky, comical pace. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mimi | 11/9/2013

    " I used to adore these books when I was in second/third grade. The story was cute, the pictures were neat but the one thing that always bothered me about these books were the way they break down the sentences into lines. Sometimes it confused my little reader. Love that dog forever though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Phil | 4/6/2013

    " Even though it is for little kids I think that grown ups can love it to. I also think that the things that Henry and Mudge do are not just for kids and some teach things. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 J | 9/16/2012

    " Another quick and easy Henry and Mudge book. Good for my 3.5 year old. He likes them but I can't imagine their going to be any kid's favorite. I would give them 3.5 stars if I could. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheryl/Aradanryl | 8/30/2012

    " Cute story of a young boy learning to train his dog. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liam | 6/28/2012

    " I felt like reading it because I wanted to do a quick book. It was okay "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Horace Mann Family Reading Challenge | 3/8/2012

    " Henry teaches Mudge how to be smart. A.M. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 6/23/2010

    " This is a pretty typical easy-to-read book about a boy taking his unruly large dog to obedience school. Mudge, the dog, learn to behave pretty well, unless a cat crosses his path. It should supply interesting material for beginning readers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shellee | 6/1/2010

    " Book is highlights the importance of family time. It is about a summer family camping trip which includes: hiking, animal watching, and star gazing. Makes me want to go camping. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna | 12/8/2008

    " I read this book when I was in second grade. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tammy | 2/8/2008

    " Rebekah laughed outloud at the part where Mudge chews on the log, because that's all our Black Lab, Calvin, likes to do in our backyard - chew on sticks and logs. He has made an olympic sport of it. That, and we love to camp. "

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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 AudioFile Erphones 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.