Henry and Mudge and the Starry Night

Written by Cynthia Rylant • Illustrated by Sucie Stevenson

Reviewed by Arantxa R. (age 7)

This book is about when Henry and Mudge went camping in August at Big Bear Lake. Mudge packed his backpack with a lot of crackers and Henry made sure that he also had everything that he needed in his backpack. Henry's mom knew a lot about camping because she was a Camp Fire Girl when she was little. Henry's dad didn't know as much about camping. He didn't even know how to put up a tent. The only thing that he did was play a song on his guitar. Henry and Mudge had a lot of fun on their camping trip. Mudge smelled the trees and Henry looked at the stars. In the end the whole family went home together.

I liked the book because it was a good story. It was nice to read a bout a boy and his dog. Many children have dogs as pets and they like taking their pets on trips with the family. I really liked Henry because he loved his dog Mudge. I think that the book was a great story to read because it had great drawings. My favorite drawing was the one when Henry was having green dreams because it showed the whole family together.

I will recommend this book to other students because it is a nice book. It is really fun and exciting to read. I think it will remind students about when they have gone camping with their families

Arantxa R. is a student in Miss. Ortiz's 2nd Grade Class
2007-2008