Henry and Mudge and the Bedtime Thumps (Henry and Mudge, #9)
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Henry and Mudge and the Bedtime Thumps (Henry and Mudge #9)

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In the ninth book in the Henry and Mudge series, Henry and Mudge spend a scary night at Henry's grandmother's house in the country.
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published October 1st 1996 by Simon Spotlight (first published 1991)
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Cheryl in CC NV
I have a lot of respect for Henry's mom. In some ways I want to be her, with a big porch & yard & trees, and long dresses and bare feet - but I don't want a huge slobbery dog, thank you.
Shannon D.
In Henry and Mudge and the Bedtime Thumps, Henry and Mudge are going to visit grandmother. The whole drive there, Henry was worried about different problems he may encounter concerning Mudge. When they finally got to the grandmother's house, she was very excited to see both Henry and Mudge. Henry's grandmother's house was kind of small and Mudge was big, so he ended up knoicking a lot of stuff onto the floor. After he had knocked three things off of the table, Mudge was put outside. A little whi...more
Jasmin Garcia
Henry and Mudge and the Bedtime Thumps is a story about Henry and Mudge's trip to grandma's house. The entire trip, Henry worries about Mudge and how he will behave at grandma's and if he'll have to sleep outside due to his size. Unfortunately, because grandma's house is so small Mudge keeps knocking stuff over forcing Henry's dad to put Mudge outside, leaving poor Henry to sleep alone. Henry worries about poor Mudge outside but his biggest worries are figuring out what's scaring him. Ultimately...more
Allison
It was a simple, well-put story for a read-to to kids. I definitely enjoyed it. Recalling some of the story now, it actually reminds me of a game I played recently.
I'd like to have this story to read to my kids in the future. :)
babyhippoface
I am a big fan of Cynthia Rylant's Mr. Putter & Tabby and Poppleton series. They are gentle and fun, with a bit of cleverness thrown in. This is the first Henry & Mudge book I've read, and it follows the pattern of fun and gentle humor.

Henry is going to visit his grandmother, who has never met Mudge. Have I mentioned Mudge is LARGE? Well, he is. LARGE. Henry's worried Mudge will drool on his grandmother, or upset her in another way, and will have to sleep outside. Mudge has never slept...more
Child960801
Henry and Mudge go and visit Grandma. Henry is worried that things might not work out because Grandma isn't used to big drooly dogs.
Chelsey Stotler
Henry and Mudge spend a night at Henry’s grandmas house in the country. This is a new atmosphere for the two friends. Henry is worried that Mudge may not behave and will have to sleep outside alone. Another great story of everlasting friendship. This story hit home for me. I used to visit my grandma and grandpa on their farm when I was a young girl. I did not have a dog to bring with me, but I did experience a new atmosphere when spending the night somewhere other than my own bed. This was alway...more
Tobinsfavorite
But why, why, why?????? are there no seatbelts in any of the cars in any of these books? I have bee liking this series for my early reader, and he loves them, and I've grown to really like the art, but Henry never wears a seatbelt in any of the pictures. He rides around, lounging in the back seat, like we always tried to do and my mother never let us. (I've been told that my mother was ahead of her time in the 80's, but I don't believe it.) This one is a 1991 book, so it's not as if kids in that...more
Yasuko Takatsuki
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midnightfaerie
A book my 6 yr old loved, a little old for my preschoolers. A solid reading level 2 book, this reader has a good amount of advanced vocabulary words, but not so long that it discourages a new reader. Used it for his read out loud book, which was perfect. It took about 20 mins for him to read and had just enough new vocabulary words to make it challenging. Also, it was a fun and interesting story he could get into. He liked it so much, he asked for more by this author. Great reading book!
J-Lynn
A simple chapter book where Henry and Mudge his dog go to Grandma's house. Henry is worried that Mudge will make a bad impression and be forced to sleep outside.

The pictures are cartoon, pastel, water color.

This is a simple story designed for early transitional readers. The love between the dog and boy are evident and may appeal to young animal lovers.

Dolly
Jan 05, 2010 Dolly rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
Shelves: 2010, childrens, pets
Another fun book in the "Henry and Mudge" series. Henry and Mudge and Henry's parents are visiting Henry's Grandmother in the country. Henry worries that Mudge might not behave and might get sent outside to sleep. Still, the two friends will find a way to be together.
Amber Pangburn
This is a book about how Henery and Mudge went on a trip. Henery was sad because Mudge had to sleep outside because Mudge was to big. I would use this in my class because it would show that you have to have close friends no matter where you are.
Omar Davis
The thing i loved most about this book is that it teaches you that there is nothing to be afraid of at night time.

I think that a younger group of people would enjoy this book
Kelly
Mar 10, 2008 Kelly rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Grades 1-3
This series is really popular for early readers, but this is the first book that I have read. This is a really cute story.
Princess
It was a good book but I think the dog was really bad, that he has to be nice to others and that he has to get a bath.
Alisha Cromwell
I think children would like this book, they can relate to Henry. i would recommend this book for 2nd graders.
Sheila
This was one of my daughter's favorite books in the series, especially the parts about the moth.
Cheryl
What a cute bedtime book! A delightful story about the love of a boy for his dog.
Zoe
I like Henry and Mudge books, but I didn't really like this one. Only half of it.
Maria Kiguthi
My son (7) read this to me today. He said it was the best ever.
Nora
MCL. I thought it was funny that Mudge ate a moth.
Melissa
Fun book. Those who love dogs will understand.
Sharon
Jun 04, 2008 Sharon added it
I am reading this with Spencer.
Cws
May 18, 2009 Cws added it  ·  review of another edition
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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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