Meet Mr. Mugs

A childhood favorite of his, Louis credits the Mr. Mugs book series with helping him learn to read.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

Mr. Mugs is the title character in a series of children's books written by Martha Kambeitz and Carol Roth and published by Ginn and Company (now part of Prentice Hall). Mr. Mugs was an Old English Sheepdog who lived with two children, Pat and Cathy. These readers were used in Canadian elementary schools in the 1970s and early 1980s to teach reading. There were 3 different series (with seven levels within each series) of "Mr. Mugs" books:"Ginn Integrated Language Program"; "Light and Life Reading Series"; and "Sharing Points in Language Arts". While two titles were published in hardcover, the rest of the "Mr. Mugs" titles were published in softcover.

The first book in the Light and Life Reading Series was Meet Mr. Mugs (Meet Mr. Mugs (1966) BCDEFG-0698 Level 1 - Book 1 C-64100).

The following reading was recorded for Ferreira Fest by Louis Ferreira in Los Angeles in June 2012. The scanned book pages were added during the post production process.

Louis Ferreira reads "Meet Mr Mugs" from Ferreira Fest on Vimeo.

Listen to the Audio-Only file:


As a special 2015 birthday feature Louis read the first volume in the Mr Mugs Starting Points in Language Arts reader series. It is simply titled Mr Mugs, and was written by Martha Kambeitz and Carol Roth.

Watch the second Mr Mugs movie here!


Louis Ferreira reads Mr Mugs from Ferreira Fest on Vimeo.

If you'd like to read the book with one of your young friends you can download a scan of the book here.

And lastly, here is an audio-only version of the dramatic reading. Enjoy!

All the Mr Mugs books have been out of print for quite some time but you can occasionally find individual issues on eBay, Amazon or other antique book dealers.

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