One-Minute Book Reviews

February 16, 2008

Snowbound With a Child? Don’t Forget ‘Henry and Mudge in the Sparkle Days’

Filed under: Children's Books — 1minutebookreviewswordpresscom @ 11:58 am
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Spring and all those daffodils can seem a long way off if you live in the Snowbelt or even in New Jersey, where we’ve had a frigid week. A book that could get a young child excited about lingering snow is Henry and Mudge in the Sparkle Days: The Fifth Book of Their Adventures (Henry and Mudge Ready-to-Read/Aladdin, 48 pp., $3.99, paperback, ages 4-8), with words by Cynthia Rylant and by Suçie Stevenson. A boy and his affectionate dog enjoy a different winter pleasure – the first snowfall, a Christmas Eve dinner and a family walk at night — in each of three amusing stories by one of the best author-illustrator teams working in the field of beginning-reader books. Other books in the series include Henry and Mudge: The First Book, Henry and Mudge and the Snowman Plan, Henry and Mudge and the Big Sleepover and Henry and Mudge and the Tall Tree House A review of Henry and Mudge in the Sparkle Days, also available in hardcover and audio editions, appeared on Dec. 7, 2007

© 2008 Janice Harayda. All rights reserved.


  1. This is a great early-reader series.

    Comment by speedytexaslibrarian — February 16, 2008 @ 1:59 pm | Reply

  2. Thanks, Amanda. I agree completely. But some adults might prefer to have a librarian’s word for it, so I’m glad you commented. One of the things I admire about this series is that it’s funny and entertaining in a kind way. It’s so different from the book I reviewed early today that’s funny in a mean-spirited way.

    Comment by 1minutebookreviewswordpresscom — February 16, 2008 @ 2:18 pm | Reply

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