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Extended Audio Sample Henry and Mudge: The First Book (Unabridged) Audiobook, by Cynthia Rylant
3.9 out of 53.9 out of 53.9 out of 53.9 out of 53.9 out of 5 3.90 (29 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Cynthia Rylant Narrator: George Guidall Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2009 ISBN:
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When Henry's parents choose Mudge, the wriggling puppy has floppy ears and straight, soft fur. Mudge is tiny. But Henry knows he'll grow. Now Mudge is three feet tall, and he's the best friend Henry has ever had. Mudge trots to school with Henry, and he sleeps on Henry's bed. But one day the big dog goes for a walk by himself and gets lost. When Henry comes home from school, he is alone. Where's Mudge?

Cynthia Rylant's Henry and Mudge books are filled with the wonderful adventures of the young boy and his loveable dog. Designated as Ready-to-Read books, they are perfect for beginning readers. The First Book moves along at a frisky pace and teaches quiet lessons about friendship and security. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara | 2/19/2014

    " One of my favorite children's books series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane Strait | 2/18/2014

    " Every child should be introduced to Henry and his big dog Mudge. The entire series is full of adventure, friendship and family for the beginning reader. Cynthia Rylant provides readers both young and old with another wonderful beginning reader series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara B | 2/17/2014

    " This book is a feel good book for students to read. It does have one sad part in it but the book is an easy read and the students like the ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nadine | 2/16/2014

    " For the child who has mastered a great big handful of sight words, but isn't ready for the more challenging books yet - these are simple and charming, and my daughters always loved Mudge. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Claire | 2/8/2014

    " Henry and Mudge books are a sweet addition to the shelves of families and classrooms with young children. Charming stories of childhood and friendship. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tara | 2/8/2014

    " For anyone who loves dogs, this is a very cute book! I loved the way Rylant wrote this and the way she described things. I was drawn into the story! It is definitely an easy and quick read (e.g. good for a second grader to pick up at the beginning of the year if they feel up to short chapter books). There are many adventures of Henry and Mudge, so this would be a good book to read aloud and hook kids into the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheila | 1/29/2014

    " This was an enjoyable and poignant Henry and Mudge story, but I (as well as my daughter) actually preferred some of the later stories in this series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristin Lee | 1/27/2014

    " A good read for early readers to introduce them to chapter book. The book is about a boy, Henry, and his new dog, Mudge, and the adventures they go on together. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jill | 1/15/2014

    " Great illustrations and a good book for independent reading along with guided reading practice. This book starts an entire series of adventures and fun. I would use for a 1st or 2nd grade classroom. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janet | 1/13/2014

    " I love pretty much all of the Henry and Mudge books. I also love the Puppy Mudge books - I just wish there were more Puppy Mudge books published! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christina | 1/8/2014

    " Wesley is really into this series right now and has read several of these books. They are short chapter books, perfect for a kindergartener-second grader to read on their own. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Super Duper Ian | 1/4/2014

    " This one got a 5 star rating. A real tear jerker. Super Duper Ian couldn't read the last few pages because he was so upset when Mudge got lost. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gina | 12/30/2013

    " Love ALL of the Henry and Mudge books written by this author who is from WV. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Justin | 12/20/2013

    " It's about Mudge when he was a little puppy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 ZZ | 12/19/2013

    " Henry and Mudge are great. I like Mudge because he is big and funny and goes woof woof. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy | 12/9/2013

    " Level J, series "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzy | 10/6/2013

    " For early readers, the Henry and Mudge books offer short chapters about the everyday adventures of Henry and his dog Mudge. Great first chapter books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katy | 4/16/2013

    " We LOVE Henry and Mudge. All of them. Michelle can read them to herself, but I read them to myself too. They're heartwarming and friendly and true to life. Bravo to Cynthia Rylant. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Johannes Kristian | 1/28/2013

    " Hans was very excited to find "The First Book" of Henry and Mudge at the library. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Theresa | 10/23/2012

    " a cute story of companionship "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stan Urbiel | 8/15/2012

    " a real page turner. Very intense "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ilene Fey | 3/25/2012

    " My kids love every H&M book! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Princess | 5/11/2011

    " I think the book is good, but I did not think the book was that good to me.i think that the boy really needed a brother or a sister because he did not have one to play with. i think having a dog was much better than having a sister. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Horace Mann Family Reading Challenge | 3/20/2011

    " There was a snowman contest. M. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 1/15/2011

    " This was a really easy to follow and cute story for new readers. Lots of repetition for learning new words. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rosa | 12/16/2010

    " I liked when Henry got Mudge at the dog shop! I will read more of their adventures! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lorna | 7/17/2010

    " All of the Henry and Mudge books are wonderful, sweet books for your emerging reader. Will especially appeal to those close to family pets. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shauna | 3/11/2010

    " Branson is reading these in his reading group at school. They are simple, but help him maintain his vocabulary. He is reading books at higher levels than this, but they are a good way for him to get AR points. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dolly | 7/25/2009

    " This is a good book for beginning readers, about Henry and his dog, Mudge. Our girls really enjoy these stories and we love all of Cynthia Rylant's books. "

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About the Author
Author Cynthia Rylant

Cynthia Rylant's gift for conveying the enchantment and beauty to be found in everyday life is seen in such award-winning books as Missing May, winner of the Newbery Medal; A Fine White Dust, a Newbery Honor Book; and The Relatives Came and When I Was Young in the Mountains, both Caldecott Honor Books.

Books she's written and illustrated include the much-beloved Dog Heaven and Cat Heaven.

Cynthia Rylant grew up in West Virginia. She now lives in the Pacific Northwest.

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.