Henry and Mudge and the Bedtime Thumps Author:Cynthia Rylant Henry and his dog Mudge hear some scary noises in the night while staying at Grandma's house.
The Horn Book Magazine says The Henry and Mudge Books are "lively, reassuring, comical - just right for newly independent readers, with cartoon-style illustrations that gallop, skip, and splash right along with the text."
This series of books is our latest discovery. My six year old son is having a blast reading about Henry and his dog Mudge and their adventures. I don't know why, but he has really connected with them. There are about 25 or 30 books in the series all together, that I can tell.
The stories are nice, no underpants or any of that silliness to be found. Just wholesome stories just right for independent readers, and yet modern, too. Another bonus is they're written in "chapter" format...a bit meatier than simple early reader books.