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Monday, February 28, 2011

BOOK REVIEW: Henry and Ribsy

TITLE: Henry and Ribsy
Ribsy Series, Book #1 (also catalogued as Henry Huggins Series, Book #3) 
AUTHOR: Beverly Cleary
ILLUSTRATOR: Tracy Dockray
PUBLISHER: Harper Collins
DATE OF PUBLICATION: March 1, 2000 (first published 1954) 
FORMAT: Paperback, 208 pages
GENRE: Juvenile Fiction


Henry's father promises to take him salmon fishing if he can keep Ribsy out of trouble for the next month. But that's no easy task, especially when Ramona gets into the act.


I read this book aloud to my daughters.

Cleary was one of my favourite authors as a child. Even though this book was originally written over 50 years ago, it is just as enjoyable to today's children as it was back then. My elder daughter was amazed at how Henry was allowed to go to the store alone, stay back on land alone while his father went fishing, etc. It is certainly a different world today!! We chuckled when reading that Henry was excited that his allowance was raised to 40 cents a week.

It's hard to go wrong with a Cleary book. There is just one more book in the Ribsy series, and we will also be reading that one.
MY RATING: 4 stars!

This book qualifies as:
#11 for my 2011 100+ Reading Challenge
#7 for my What an Animal Reading Challenge IV
#4 for my 1st In a Series Challenge 2011


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