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Henry and Mudge and the Funny Lunch

Henry and Mudge and the Funny Lunch

(Book #24 of Henry & Mudge)
Illustrated by: Carolyn Bracken / Other primary creator: Suçie Stevenson
For Ages: 5 - 7
  • reading group guide
This year Henry and Mudge are out to make the best Mother's Day lunch ever.
It has to be juicy, crunchy, and perfect for family sharing.
When they select a gorgeous golden pineapple, the menu is shaping up to be anything but dull.
Dad is helping them carve something almost too pretty to eat.
So how will Henry ever stop Mudge from devouring the surprise before Mom sees it?
Since its creation in 1987, the Henry and Mudge series has grown into one of the most beloved and acclaimed beginning-reading series ever. With more than two million copies sold, the American Library Association, the Library of Congress, Parents' Choice, The Horn Book Magazine, the International Reading Association, the American Booksellers Association, and most importantly, the thousands of children who belong to the Henry and Mudge fan club have recommended these wonderful books.
Created by renowned Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant and acclaimed illustrator Suçie Stevenson, the Henry and Mudge series is without a doubt a classic for all time.
Jacket illustrations copyright © 2004 by Suçie Stevenson
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  • Simon Spotlight | 
  • 40 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780689811784 | 
  • April 2004 | 
  • Grades K - 2
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The Henry and Mudge Series
By Cynthia Rylant
Illustrated by Suçie Stevenson

About This Series

“Bravo Henry and Mudge,” cheers School Library Journal. “May they go on forever.” The Horn Book joins the chorus: “These books are lively, reassuring, and comical – just right for newly independent readers, with cartoon-style illustrations that gallop, skip, and splash right along with the text.”

Henry and his endearing dog Mudge have been beguiling beginning readers ever since their first adventure was published in 1987. Twenty-eight titles are now available in the Ready-to-Read line, each an engaging launch for lively classroom discussions, intriguing projects, and a lifelong love of reading.

Cynthia Rylant is the award-winning author of many wonderful books for children, including the Newbery Medal-winning Missing May, the Newbery Honor book A Fine White Dust, and the Caldecott Honor books When I Was Young in the Mountains and The Relatives Came.

Suçie Stevenson is the illustrator of the Henry and Mudge series. She resides in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

Discussion Questions

1.Henry and Mudge, the very first book in the series, is all about how the two friends found each other. Why did Henry need Mudge? Why did Mu see more

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About the Author

Cynthia Rylant
Photograph courtesy of the author

Cynthia Rylant

Cynthia Rylantis the author of more than 100 books for young people, including the beloved Henry and Mudge, Annie and Snowball, Brownie & Pearl, and Mr. Putter & Tabby series. Her novel Missing May received the Newbery Medal. She lives in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Visit her at CynthiaRylant.com.

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