Henry and Mudge is the first story in a classic easy reader series about young Henry and his dog, Mudge. This book is a great way to introduce key lessons to young students, including character mapping, making connections, vocabulary words, and plot. Including storyboards with these activities will enhance comprehension through the visual nature of storyboarding!
Henry and Mudge The First Book by Cynthia Rylant - Summary
"Henry thought Mudge would always be with him. He thought Mudge made everything safe. He thought Mudge would never go away."
Henry is lonely. His parents agree that he can get a dog. He finds Mudge who he gets as a puppy but grows to 3 feet tall and 180 pounds. They become great friends and do everything together.
"He walked to school and patted Mudge's big head, happy."
Mudge decides to take a walk without Henry and he gets lost! He is sad and misses Henry. Henry searches for Mudge but can't find him. Henry is sad and thinks Mudge left him.
Henry realizes that Mudge loves him and would never leave, so he must be lost. Henry searches again and finds Mudge! Henry and Mudge continue to do everything together and Mudge never leaves without Henry.
"Mudge!" he called, one last time. And Mudge woke up from his lonely sleep, then came running."