Henry and Mudge: The First Book by Cynthia Rylant, is the first story in a classic easy reader series about young Henry and his dog Mudge. The Henry and Mudge books have delighted many a new reader. The First Book introduces the strong bond Henry and his dog build and the plot is very relatable to young children. This book is a great way to introduce key lessons to young students, including character mapping, making connections, themes, and analyzing vocabulary words. Including storyboards with these activities will enhance creativity and comprehension through the visual nature of storyboarding!
Henry and Mudge The First Book by Cynthia Rylant - Text Connections
In "Henry and Mudge: The First Book", Mudge likes to smell everything."He smelled his lemon hair. He smelled his milky mouth. He smelled his soapy ears. He smelled his chocolate fingers."
In "Henry and Mudge: The Starry Night", Mudge likes to smell. "Mudge loved to hike and smell. He smelled a raccoon from yesterday. He smelled a deer from last night. He smelled an oatmeal cookie from Henry's back pocket."
Mudge likes Henry's bed. He likes to climb in with him."But mostly he loved Henry's bed. Because in Henry's bed was Henry. Mudge loved to climb in with Henry. Then he loved to smell him."
My cat Hazel loves to cuddle with me in my bed.
Mudge gets lost. Henry is very sad and looks for him. Finally, they are reunited.
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On the news there was a story about a young boy who was reunited with his dog after it was missing for a whole year.