Kirkus Reviews QR Code
HENRY AND MUDGE AND THE WILD WIND by Cynthia Rylant

HENRY AND MUDGE AND THE WILD WIND

By Cynthia Rylant (Author) , Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator)

Age Range: 4 - 8

Pub Date: April 30th, 1993
ISBN: 0-02-778014-7

 Not only the wind but the thunder and lightning send the boy and his dog scurrying for home, where Mudge whines as he circles the kitchen table and Henry whistles the same tunes over and over to keep up his courage. His parents, sipping tea in the middle, ``just looked at each other,'' while Dad creates a diversion: When the lights go out and Mudge hides his head in the couch, he suggests that Henry play the game of ``Crawling-Though-the-Enemy- Lines,'' braving the ``cannon'' he can hear as he makes his way through the dining room with a flashlight to rescue Mudge from the ``enemy couch.'' The 12th totally disarming picture of this nice family solving everyday problems with imagination and a sense of fun. And Stevenson's illustrations are as lively and comical as ever. (Easy reader. 4-8)