nanababy5, September 8, 2011 (view all comments by nanababy5)
This classic children's book is just the thing for lazy day reading, and I read it many times as a child in my back yard, suburban fort. I loved Cleary's portrayal of Henry, just an ordinary boy, and always found his fondness for his dog, Ribsy, especially heartwarming.
I read this book every few years now, for it grounds me in a way that modern, or even adult books don't. Beverly Cleary gave me a taste for good writing and I'm happy to be able to say that her own books have stood the test of time.
cinb888, September 1, 2011 (view all comments by cinb888)
Classic book. I grew up reading Henry Huggins and now my daughter is also enjoying Henry and Ribsy. What is special is, she doesn't care for reading and I'd found it difficult to get her to read. Out of all the more "modern" books, Beverly Cleary's books did the trick!
Cleary's first and one of her most popular novels is being released in a new 50th anniversary edition with a new Introduction by the author. Readers meet Ribsy, the scruffy, stray dog who helps Henry fall into one hilarious misadventure after another.
by Harper Collins,
Henry Huggins feels that nothing very interesting ever happens to him. But from the moment a stray dog in the drugstore begs for a taste of his ice-cream cone and downs it in one gulp, everything is different. Henry names the dog Ribsy and decides to keep him. Before Henry even reaches home with Ribsy he spends all of his money, gets kicked off three buses, and enjoys a hair-raising ride in a police car. And that's only the beginning of Henry's exciting new life!
Cleary's first and one of her most popular novels is available in this 50th anniversary edition with a new Introduction by the author. Illustrations.
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