Henry and Mudge: The First Book
by Cynthia Rylant, illustrated by Suçie Stevenson
Cute story, talked us into a dog
When our daughter, who is an only child, brought this book home from school, we had no idea it would change our lives. It’s a sweet story, and just a fun read.
But as we read through the story, we looked around. No brother. No sister. No children on our block or anywhere us in our neighborhood. No pets. Instant guilt trip created by the author. Due to this book, our daughter won the ongoing argument about getting a dog.
Note: This book did not inspire my daughter to go so far as to pick up after her dog. However, we’re glad she read it, and she’s a had a dog ever since.
The first book in the acclaimed Ready-to-Read series from Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant featuring Henry and his lovable 180-pound dog, Mudge.
Henry, feeling lonely on a street without any other children, finds companionship and love in a big dog named Mudge.