Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

Henry and Mudge and Mrs. Hopper's House

Henry and Mudge and Mrs. Hopper's House

Cynthia Rylant
Illustrator:  Sucie Stevenson 
Fiction  Series
For ages 5 to 7
Simon and Schuster, 2003   ISBN: 978-0689834462

This year on Valentine's Day Henry's mother and father are going to go to the Sweetheart Dance. Because it is a party for grownups Henry and Mudge will be spending the evening at Mrs. Hopper's house across the road. Though he does not say so, Henry is not too keen on the idea because Mrs. Hopper's house looking rather formidable and even spooky from the outside. He likes Mrs. Hopper, but he does not like the look of her house.

Thankfully the house is altogether different on the inside, and Henry and Mudge find out that there is a lot more to Mrs. Hopper than meets the eye.

This delightful Henry and Mudge book - the twenty-second book in the series – will entertain young readers who are just beginning to read on their own. Divided into three chapters, the story is engaging, and readers who have met Henry and Mudge before will not be disappointed with this non "mushy" Valentine's Day tale.