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Henry And Mudge And Annie's Perfect Pet

Henry And Mudge And Annie's Perfect Pet

Cynthia Rylant
Illustrator:  Sucie Stevenson 
Fiction  Series
For ages 5 to 7
Simon and Schuster, 2001   ISBN: 0689834438

Henry and his dog Mudge are delighted when Henry’s cousin Annie comes to live next door. The two children have a great time playing together, and Annie and Mudge get along wonderfully well. Seeing how friendly Annie and Mudge are, Henry decides that Annie needs a pet of her own.

What kind of pet would suit Annie? She is a quiet girl who would not like a pet mouse (too scary), or a pet turtle (too wet), or a pet crab (too hard), or a pet bird. After some careful thought, Henry and his parents come up with the perfect solution. There is a pet that will be just right for Annie.

Most children would love to have a pet in their lives. In this charming Henry and Mudge story, they will discover how important it is to carefully choose a pet that is just right.

With a simple text that is divided up into four short chapters, this is a perfect book for a child who is just beginning to read on his or her own.