Sitting on the porch with his dog, Mudge, Henry watches a man and a collie walk by. As the collie obeys the man's commands to sit, lie down, and stay, Henry looks at Mudge and thinks about the things Mudge knows how to do: drool, sleep, and jump up on company. So Henry decides to enroll Mudge in dog obedience school. On the first day, Mudge dances with the trainer; on the following days, Mudge learns commands. But will he learn enough to pass the final test? Henry wonders how many boxes of liver treats it will take. Written by Cynthia Rylant, who has won many honors including the Newbery Award for Missing May, the Henry and Mudge books are perfect for beginning readers. Full of the sunny adventures of a young boy and his enormous but good-natured dog, these stories gallop along at a frisky, comical pace.
©1991 Cynthia Rylant; (P)1996 Recorded Books, LLC