Henry and his slobbering dog Mudge are visiting Great-Grandpa Bill, who lives in a house with lots of other grandpas. Henry likes the grandpas because they play checkers and rock in rocking chairs. Mudge likes them because they feed him mint candies. When Henry and Mudge leave the house to go exploring, they find a beautiful swimming pond. They come back to let everybody know, and soon all the grandpas want to go swimming. Henry's father says, "We'll have to go in our Skivvies." Before long they are all enjoying a nice day of swimming in their underwear! Henry and Mudge and the Great Grandpas won the first-ever Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for a distinguished beginning reader book. Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant has charmed countless children-and their parents-with this gently humorous series, and Recorded Books offers a large selection of Henry and Mudge's tales.
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by Cynthia Rylant
"Young Henry and his dog, Mudge, share the pleasure of their company with all the grandpas who live with their own Great-Grandpa Bill. While visiting them one summer day, Henry and Mudge explore the nearby woods and discover a swimming pond that brings delight to all. George Guidall enjoys the outing as much as the grandpas. With care and pleasure he paints images of the skivvies-only event, Mudge as a "live raft", and the warm afterglow of stories and dinner. Guidall's pacing and expression welcome listeners young and old. His narration enriches the presentation of this 2006 Theodore Geisel Award winner--an award given to a beginning chapter book that will "engage children in reading." A.R. (c) AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine"
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