Henry and Mudge and the forever sea The sixth book of their adventures

Cynthia Rylant

Book - 1989

Follows the seaside adventures of Henry, Henry's father, and Henry's big dog, Mudge.

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Readers (Publications)
New York : Bradbury Press c1989.
Main Author
Cynthia Rylant (-)
Other Authors
Suçie Stevenson (illustrator)
Physical Description
48 p. : ill
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Review by Booklist Review

Gr. 1-2. The Rylant and Stevenson combo offer a sixth adventure as brisk and invigorating as the ocean breezes when Henry, Henry's father, and Henry's massive woofer, Mudge, head for the ocean in four more lively stories. Mudge gets his first taste of crashing salty water as Henry and his dad frolic in the waves; a round of hot dogs, a sand-castle creation, and Mudge's encounter with a crab round out the discovery- filled day. Propelled by the perky illustrations, new readers, especially those familiar with the other Henry and Mudge books, will tag right along on this jaunt. -- Phillis Wilson.

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Review by School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-Cynthia Rylant's story (S & S, 1996) about a fun-filled day's adventure on the beach between a boy and his 180-pound dog is told with youthful enthusiasm by John Beach. He reads a bit slowly, which will be a great help to beginning readers as they concentrate on both the book and the cassette. The signal to turn the pages sounds like paper turning. Sound effects, such as the tide rushing in and Mudge barking and gobbling down three hot dogs in one bite enhance the narration. Sure to be popular with parents, teachers, and emerging readers, this cassette/book provides an enjoyable reading experience that will boost the confidence of new readers.-Carol Katz, Harrison Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Review by Kirkus Book Review

In a sixth book about Henry and his gigantic dog, Dad joins in a happy day playing at the beach. Imaginative touches make Rylant's writing special here: it's Dad who takes along not only six towels and a book on shells but a red rubber lobster, which later tops the castle that he and Henry build, and which Mudge rescues after the tide comes in and knocks clown the castle. There must be dozens of books about a day at the beach; but, between the lines of her apparently unassuming text, Rylant captures the sense of freedom, delight, and wonder (the forever sea) of that experience as few authors have. The spirit of earnest yet lighthearted play is reflected and extended in Stevenson's amiable illustrations. Copyright ©Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.

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