Each of Cynthia Rylant's Henry and Mudge books gives young readers another chance to spend happy moments with the young boy and his enormous dog. The two friends' days are filled with sunshine and adventure. But there are always surprises waiting for them, too. One night, Henry and his parents find a stray cat on their doorstep. It's not a pretty cat, but it is very friendly. Once it meets Mudge, it is also a very happy cat. What will happen, now, if someone claims Mudge's scruffy new friend? George Guidall's narration brings out all the frisky, affectionate humor in Henry and Mudge and the Happy Cat. Young readers and their parents will laugh out loud at the gentle and unlikely bond between the two animals, and they will enjoy the delightful solution to their dilemma.