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 Henry and Mudge and the sneaky crackers : the sixteenth book of their adventures
 Author: Rylant, Cynthia

 Illustrator: Stevenson, Sucie

 Publisher:  Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
 Pub Year: 1999

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: 40 p., col. ill., 23 cm.

 BTSB No: 774098 ISBN: 9780689811760
 Ages: 5-7 Grades: K-2

 Subjects:
 Dogs -- Fiction
 Spies -- Fiction
 Clubs -- Fiction

Courtesy of Live Oak Media

Price: $12.02

Summary:
Henry and his dog Mudge make a new friend and form a spy club.

Series:
Ready-to-read
Henry And Mudge Books


Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 2.50
   Points: .5   Quiz: 17530
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: K-2
   Reading Level: 2.40
   Points: 1.0   Quiz: 05147

Common Core Standards 
   Grade K → Reading → RL Literature → K.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade K → Reading → RL Literature → K.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade K → Reading → RL Literature → K.RL Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
   Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
   Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 2.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 2.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 2.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
   Grade 2 → Reading → CCR College & Career Readiness Anchor Standards fo

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (11/15/97)
   School Library Journal (08/98)
   Booklist (02/01/98)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (03/98)

Full Text Reviews:

Bulletin for the Center... - 03/01/1998 Henry and his big dog, Mudge, are no strangers to librarians or young readers, and those raised on the earlier titles will be happy to see this one with its slightly more sophisticated language and storyline. In three longer chapters (about ten pages each) than the usual short four, Henry becomes enamored of spies because of a television show called The Man in the Mask. He empties his piggy bank in order to buy a spy kit from the toy store, and he and Mudge go spying. Henry discovers a coded message, cracks the code, and meets another boy who also loves spying. They form a club called “Crackers,” “and for ID, they always carried some real crackers in their pockets. Did Mudge ever love THAT!” This friendly familiar pair move easily into the next reading level without sacrificing any of their charm. Stevenson’s watercolors show a slightly taller Henry happily wearing dark sunglasses and standing next to a fedora-sporting Mudge. Henry not only acquires a spy kit, he acquires a friend, and all indications point to a whole slew of new adventures. - Copyright 1998 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois.

School Library Journal - 08/01/1998 PreS-Gr 2--In this latest installment about a boy and his oversized pup, Henry empties his piggy bank and buys a spy kit. He wears the dark glasses himself and puts the hat on Mudge. While spying around the neighborhood, they discover a paper with a coded message near some trash cans. Henry takes it home, thinks about it for a bit, decodes it, and then sends a return message. After several exchanges, Henry and Mudge meet the other spy who also has a dog in disguise. Calling themselves Crackers for being good at cracking codes, the boys form a club and carry real crackers in their pockets for ID. Rylant tells the story in a concise format while maintaining a sense of humor and flow of words. The combination of the text and Stevenson's colorful, expressive illustrations makes this book more than just a beginning reader--preschoolers will welcome this duo into storyhour programs.-Nancy A. Gifford, Schenectady County Public Library, NY - Copyright 1998 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

Booklist - 02/01/1998 For reading aloud. Henry and his beloved dog Mudge return in their umpteenth adventure to delight their avid following. This time, the devoted duo are having fun with a new spy kit. While Mudge wears the battered hat (he drooled on the magnifying glass), Henry decodes a secret message that leads to a new friend. Not as humorous as some of the delightful duo's previous adventures, but still fun and spaciously laid out and profusely illustrated to make learning new words like magnifying glass and suspicious more enjoyable. (Reviewed February 1, 1998) - Copyright 1998 Booklist.

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