“Beverly Cleary has always been on of my most favorite authors when I was growing up. This book I recently read outloud to my four children, two with autism, during an ice storm when our electricity was out. They were getting bored and hard to find something to settle them down. They settled down and listened to the entire book. Ms Cleary has a way with writting that makes it intresting to girls and boys as well. She also interacts her charactors. Like her Ramona books the same charactors in those are in her Henry series so that makes it more interesting as well to the reader-listener. This book would be good to read to a child that is requesting a new pet..a dog as it will let them know how much work a pet dog really is but also how much friendship they could get from a pet as well. ”Rosa wrote this review Monday, February 2, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This was a cute story!”brooke t wrote this review Monday, September 1, 2008. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A very cute story I read two years ago. I liked it a lot.”Karenn ♥ wrote this review Wednesday, August 20, 2008. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“ISBN 0380709171 – Beverly Cleary is one tough author to dislike. She’s got writing for children down pat, and her books appeal to boys as well as girls – that’s no small feat in world where everyone looks at Goosebumps as “boys’ books” and the Babysitters Club as “girls’ books”. Cleary simply does “children’s books” and does them well.
Henry would like very much to go fishing with his father, at the very least so that he can catch a really big Chinook to show up Scooter. Mr. Huggins even agrees to take Henry along, on one condition: keep Ribsy out of trouble until then. Piece of cake! thinks Henry. Blindly loving his dog, he cannot imagine that keeping such a good dog out of trouble would require much effort at all. But Ribsy is Ribsy and, despite Henry’s confidence, Ribsy just can’t seem to help himself.
Fantastically funny stuff! The trouble Ribsy can manage to get into never fails to make me laugh, even after all these years. While times have changed and your children probably don’t wander the neighborhood quite as freely as these kids do, children and dogs stay pretty much the same and, man, are they fun. The series of suggestions for how Henry should pull out his loose teeth is, alone, worth the price of the book. Get it for your kid – and be sure to read it, again, yourself.
- AnnaLovesBooks, 2008”
“This book is so much fun to read! It is an easy read! Fun, Funny and entertaining! I love the characters and the stories! ”Emily T wrote this review Tuesday, July 8, 2008. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No