Henry and Mudge and the Forever Sea

by Cynthia Rylant

Paperback, 1997



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R Ryl





Simon Spotlight (1997), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 48 pages


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

Original publication date


Physical description

48 p.; 9 inches

User reviews

LibraryThing member kwillis
Simple, line drawings depict a fun day at the beach with a boy Henry, his dog Mudge and dad. The story shares with the reader the positive relationship Henry has with his dad and dog as well as the carefree adventures they embark on at the sea. An endearing story for early readers.
LibraryThing member ktibbs
Henry, his dog Mudge and his father are off to spend the day at the beach. Mudge has never been there before. When they get to the beach, they all run and jump in the water. Henry and his father ride the waves but Mudge stays closer to shore. They eat hot dogs for lunch, build a sand castle and
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Mudge saves the rubber lobster that almost washed away. In the end they eat cherry sno-cones and Mudge digs for crabs. A great adventurous day at the beach.
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LibraryThing member Katie20
This is a story about a young boy named Henry and his dog named Mudge. They were on their way to the beach with Henry's dad. They finally make it to the beach and they run to play. They later get hotdogs at a hotdog stand on the beach. They also brought a fake lobster. It suddenly gets pulled into
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the water and mudge gets it out. They celebrate eating snocones. They see a large crab. They decide to go home. This book is fun especially for children who have animals at home.
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LibraryThing member acochra
This book emphasizes how simple pleasures can be adventurous. When Henry and Mudge take a visit to the sea they for a summer vacation leisurely activities such as splashing in the waves, eating hot dogs and cherry sno-cones, and chasing an errant crab provides tons of fun for these two characters.
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The text is pretty straight-forward and easy to read, and it is nice that it is broken down into 4 chapters. The illustrations and text combine to create a really engaging text, and children will love reading this novel. It would be best suited for shared-reading or independent reading time. These books will make the students feel as though they are not just reading little kid books because it is presented like a chapter book.
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LibraryThing member olivegreen1
The 6th of the series. A wonderful collection of vignettes depicting some adventures at the sea. I really loved the tone and characters, especially the dog named Mudge who wears a red hankerchief around his neck.
LibraryThing member amkestek
Great series about the friendship of a dog and a boy.
LibraryThing member katieloucks
I loved this series as a kid!
LibraryThing member Cheryl_in_CC_NV
I have a lot of respect for Henry's mom. In some ways I want to be her, with a big porch & yard & trees, and long dresses and bare feet - but I don't want a huge slobbery dog, thank you.
LibraryThing member NMiller22
Henry and his dog Mudge spend the day at the beach.

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