Henry and Mudge: The First Book by Cynthia Rylant
A beginning chapter book series about a little boy and his big dog, Mudge. The stories are sweet and Mudge is so lovable. Henry is an only child and lonely, so his parents get him a dog as a companion, a 180 pound mastiff. A great series for beginning readers, especially good for boys who are reluctant readers because they are sure to enjoy Henry and Mudge’s many adventures. The books have fun, colorful illustrations that enhance the stories.