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Henry and Mudge and the Tall Tree House (Henry and Mudge #21)

3.91 of 5 stars 3.91  ·  rating details  ·  169 ratings  ·  15 reviews
Henry gets a new tree house—but can his dog Mudge enjoy it too?—in this twenty-first Ready-to-Read book of their adventures.

Henry's Uncle Jake has built him a tree house. Henry loves tree houses, but Mudge can't climb trees. What fun is a tree house if you can't share it with your best friend?
Paperback, 40 pages
Published December 1st 2003 by Simon Spotlight (first published 2002)
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Another adorable story my 5 yr old read to me that we both loved. A solid level 2 book, it was mostly easy reading when it came to hearing about Henry's Uncle Jack who came to build him a tree house. Henry's the saddest kid around who ever got a new tree house because his best friend, his dog Mudge, couldn't go up into the house with him. Delight yourself as you follow along and find out the solution that allows the best friends to enjoy the house together. I really liked the reiteration of Mudg ...more
Kjartan A.
This was a good book with a good story about friendship. I think I would defintely use this book in my classroom, and I think 3-4 year olds would like it!
Henry and Mudge and the Tall Tree House was written by Cynthia Rylant and illustrated by Carolyn Bracken as part of the "Henry and Mudge" collection. This particular realistic fiction book is about Henry's uncle building him a tree house but Mudge couldn't get in the tree house so they moved it in to his bedroom. Henry and Mudge books are good for young readers because they are part of the level system. This book is a level 2 book which introduces kids to chapters and helps them to start reading ...more
Josiah Kong
I read Henry and Mudge and the Tall Tree House by Cynthia Rylant. The story is about Henry's uncle building him a tree house. The problem is that Henry's dog Mudge cannot climb a tree, so he can't play in the tree house. I like this book because the funny ending made me laugh!
Grades: K to 3 Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Henry’s uncle Jake has come to visit and build Henry a tree house. At first Henry is thrilled but then he realizes that his dog, Mudge, can’t climb trees to join him there. Henry tries to be happy about the situation, but in the end it really isn’t any fun without Mudge. Luckily for him his dad and uncle have come up with a solution to his problem, they put the tree house in his room. The love between Henry and his dog Mudge is great, as Mudge is bigger
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Kind of a snoozer for me, although we do get a great definition of the word 'burly.'
Henry's uncle builds him a perfect tree house, but something is missing.
Jennifer Bean
This book would be good for a first or early second grade reader as the text is manageable and the illustrations help to guide the reading.

Instructional possibilities:

Use during independent or partner reading

Use as a read aloud and have students write about a favorite part of the story and draw a picture corresponding to what they wrote.
Kirsten Cook
I truly enjoyed this book and the series of books that went along with it, I use to check out the books when I was in first and second grade and read them under the the reading tree at my school library.Once I was able to read with ease reading was a very enjoyable process.
Nov 10, 2010 Dolly rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
Shelves: 2010, childrens, pets
We've read most of the books in this series and have really enjoyed them. This was a fun book with somewhat of a surprise at the end. Our girls loved it and wanted to copy the idea!
Oct 28, 2008 Liam added it
I Wonder What The Book has in it,bye,i will make more reviews after ice cream.
I love books about a friendship between a boy and a dog.
Henry gets lonely in his treehouse without his dog, Mudge.
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An author of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for children and young adults as well as an author and author/illustrator of picture books for children, Cynthia Rylant is recognized as a gifted writer who has contributed memorably to several genres of juvenile literature. A prolific author who often bases her works on her own background, especially on her childhood in the West Virginia mountains, she ...more
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