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As a long-time elementary school librarian (now retired), Cynthia Rylant was one of my favorite authors, and one whose books I recommended for all ages. A stuffed Mudge sits on my bookshelf, and makes me smile whenever I look at him.
I still give Cynthia's books frequently as gifts, and not just to children. Two of my favorites (besides all the Henry & Mudge books) are Dog Heaven and Cat Heaven. I have often wished that these were available in paperback, since I have wanted to give them as gifts to friends grieving the loss of a pet. I also loved her memoir, But I'll Be Back Again, which gives a hint about the autobiographical nature of many of her picture books. Parents who have read Cynthia's picture books to their little ones should discover the person behind those wonderful stories!
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