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Henry and Mudge and the Funny Lunch

Henry and Mudge and the Funny Lunch

Cynthia Rylant
Illustrator:  Carolyn Bracken 
Fiction  Series
For ages 5 to 7
Simon and Schuster, 2005   ISBN: 978-0689834448

One day Henry is playing kickball with his friends and his dog Mudge when he remembers that tomorrow is Mother’s Day. Every Mother’s Day Henry and his father make Henry’s mother a special and very unique lunch. Henry decides to go home and when he gets there he finds out that his father is putting together a shopping list so that they can make Henry’s mother her special meal.

Henry’s father has a plan and soon Henry, his father, and Mudge are at the grocery store. Mudge loves going to the grocery store and he has a grand time sniffing things and meeting nice people. Henry and his father find exactly what they are looking for. Their Mother’s Day surprise is going to be a hit!

Children love creating their own holiday traditions and this delightful Henry and Mudge story celebrates the joy that such traditions can bring. Children will love seeing the “funny” meal that Henry and his father make, and they may even be tempted to make a lunch on Mother’s Day.

This is one of the titles in a series of books that was written for readers who are ready for chapter books. The stories in the series are true-to-life, engaging, and entertaining.