Review by Booklist Review
Gr. 1-2. These two new books about young Henry and his large dog, Mudge, are the fourth and fifth titles in the series. In the Green Time shows Henry and Mudge having some fun (and a few tears after a bee sting) during summer vacation, highlighted by a game of king and dragon on a grassy hill. In Under the Yellow Moon, the duo enjoys autumn together, hearing scary stories at Halloween and finding that Aunt Sally, their Thanksgiving visitor, isn't such a bad egg after all. Those in the second half of first grade should have no problems with this easy, yet evocative text. Stevenson's cartoon-style drawings, with their vivid colorings, go a long way in carrying out the seasonal themes. IC.
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Review by Publisher's Weekly Review
In this third book of the series (Henry and Mudge and Henry and Mudge in Puddle Trouble), Rylant's portrayal of the small Henry and his affectionate large dog is even better than before. When Henry and Mudge go on a picnic and Henry is stung by a bee, Mudge licks away his salty tears. When Henry gives Mudge a bath, he ends up having to dry both of them with a towel. And when Henry and Mudge play King of the Mountain, they pretend that Mudge is a dragon, and together chase away all pretenders to the throne. Late on summer days, when purple shadows mime their play, Henry and Mudge curl up under their magic tree and sleep ``together, on the green hill in their green time.'' Stevenson's pen-and-ink and watercolors sensitively embellish deftly-told stories about loyalty, love and innocence. Ages 6-8. (September) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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Review by School Library Journal Review
PreS-Gr 2-In Henry and Mudge in the Green Time (S&S, 1987) Cynthia Rylant perfectly captures the essence of childhood during the summer with three adventures-a picnic with a most unwelcome bee, bathtime with Mudge, and an imaginary world of kings and dragons on the big green hill. Read slowly enough for beginning readers to follow but rapidly enough to keep the story moving, Suzanne Toren's wonderful narration adds to the gentle tone of the book. Featuring clear page turn signals and rollicking music between the stories, this is a welcome chapter in the life of a boy and his dog.-Veronica Schwartz, Niles Public Library District, IL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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