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Henry and Mudge and the Best Day of All (Henry and Mudge #14)

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Today is Henry's birthday. So Henry and his big dog Mudge are going to celebrate with bright balloons, potato-sack races, presents, and a cake. It's going to be the best day of all!
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published October 1st 1996 by Simon Spotlight (first published January 1st 1995)
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Chantelle
My son and I both thoroughly enjoyed every book in this series and were excited to find out what would happen as we started each one. Because my son was between 5-6 years old (he's an advanced reader) at the time, he easily identified with Henry and loved Mudge because (1) he desperately wanted a dog, and (2) Mudge's goofiness was endearing AND hilarious.

Read Aloud: Pre-K and Kindergarten
Introduces plot, character development, foreshadowing, and use of imagery.

Independent Reading: First or Seco
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Cole Hudziak
May 29, 2015 Cole Hudziak rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this book called (Henry and Mudge and the best day of all) and it was a great book. I read this book to my little cousin, Carter. He liked it when I read to him. He chose the book and I read it to him. Carter liked it a lot and he said I should read these books more often. Carter and I, thought it was a good children's book. Carter thinks that it was a great short story. It was a very amusing book to read and I liked it a lot. There are many other books in the series. I think Carter and I ...more
Josiah
Sep 26, 2015 Josiah rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Our favorite pals are back in this, the fourteenth book of the series. Whatever newest mini adventure they may be going on next, what keeps the Henry and Mudge books relevant after this many entries isn't the specifics of plot and action, but the steady, never-changing feeling that they will still be friends through anything that happens. Henry and his dog will come out on the other side as happy and close as they were on page one, and that's something you can count on no matter what. Those two ...more
Kimberly
Dec 30, 2015 Kimberly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was a good beginner reader book (step 2). It had a fun story, perhaps the reading level would be for readers in 1st through 3rd grade. This book has paragraphs and short chapters. The kids really enjoyed it
Allison
Henry and Mudge are best friends and this book shares the fun they have while celebrating Henry's birthday. There are tons of balloons, some potato sack races and a pinata which Henry gets to break. There are many more books in the series and they are some great stories about the relationship between a boy and his dog, they always look out for one another.

This book is appropriate for ages 5+

I recommend this book for beginning readers because there are few words on the pages and they are famili
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Rosa Cline
Nov 12, 2015 Rosa Cline rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kids, birthday
It's Henry's birthday and he's excited about it he soon gets Mudge excited as well... His parents are getting ready for his party.
Judy
Mar 03, 2015 Judy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Funny good read it would be great to read right before a birthday party
Dolly
Jan 19, 2010 Dolly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
Shelves: childrens, pets, 2010
It's Henry's birthday and it's a day filled with fun and activities. Our girls love these books and we read every one we can get our hands on. This one wasn't my favorite - the story is good, but my oldest has a birthday coming up and I worry that she wishes I could put together a party like Henry had. I'm sure she'll love her birthday, even if it's not as fancy as what's in the story.
Mandy Sue
Sep 20, 2010 Mandy Sue rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: 1st-2nd Grade Readers
This easy reader was perfect for my just starting 2nd Grader. He only had trouble with 3 words throughout the book and felt very confident while reading it.

His favorite party was when Henry broke the pinata. A fun read!
Kim
Read this with my bilingual first graders. It was just the right level for one and a little challenging for the other, but they both loved the book.
Ewa
Jun 26, 2011 Ewa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: emilia-s-books
Children get confident reading this kind of book. Reluctant reader will not feel overwhelmed. For kids who love their dogs.
Allison
Feb 12, 2013 Allison rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This might be a book that a student would want to read independently. I am not sure that I would read this to my class.
Mikey
Oct 18, 2010 Mikey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Mikey by: Mandy Sue
Shelves: 2nd-grade
I really liked this book. It was easy for me to read. My favorite party was when Henry broke the pinata. A fun read!
Sheila
Jan 09, 2013 Sheila rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens
Another nice book in the Henry and Mudge series. Great for any child who has a birthday coming soon.
Jessie
Nov 11, 2012 Jessie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh Henry and Mudge...who doesn't love a story about a boy and his dog?
Jeanne
Jul 04, 2008 Jeanne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Read over and over about Henry's birthday. Eve loves it!
Horace Mann Family Reading Challenge
Henry celebrates his birthday with Mudge. J.C.
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