Henry and Mudge and the Great Grandpas

Written by Cynthia Rylant and illustrated by Suçie Stevenson (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)



In four simple and joyful chapters, Henry and his sweet-natured dog enjoy a memorable visit with great-grandpa Bill and his buddies at the "grandpa house." The full and happy day is highlighted by a frolic in the pond, with grandpas in their "skivvies," topped off by a spaghetti dinner.

Stevenson's distinctive line and watercolor drawings provide an effective and gentle counterpoint to the comprehensive text. The simple sentence structure, along with a design that advances this well-told story, provides a satisfying celebration of family and friendship.

Awards Won

Title Year
Geisel_Gold_Seal.gif Theodor Seuss Geisel Award
The Theodor Seuss Geisel Award, established in 2004, is given annually (beginning in 2006) to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished contribution to the body of American children’s literature known as beginning reader books published in the United States during the preceding year.
2006 - Winner(s)