Excellent, Preschool, Primary, Cynthia Rylant, Sucie Stevenson, Sleepover, Grandparents, Ready To Read, Level Two
Mudge is Henry’s dog and best friend, which means Henry brings him along wherever he goes, including to his Grandmother’s house for the first time. There are a few things that worry Henry about bringing Mudge along. Henry is worried that Mudge might drool all over Grandmother, that he may eat the coffee table, and that they might make him sleep outside in the dark. Grandmother’s house looks friendly enough and Grandmother doesn’t mind too much when Mudge drools on her, but after Mudge knocks a few things over in her living room he is sent outside for the night. After Henry can’t sleep and is scared by a moth in his room, he goes outside to find Mudge and snuggles up with him on the porch for the night.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
"Henry and Mudge and the Bedtime Thumps,"
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 38
, Article 30.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol38/iss7/30