Henry Huggins

Henry HugginsWhen my mom got it on CD at a book sale for our library, we got it Then we took the train to Utah I listened to it on the way home The problem was that CD two was so scratched up that I had to go to CD 3 So, I had to have the Library order it for me so I could read chapters three and four I really think that in the last chapter, Finders Keepers, was one of the most exciting of them all, where Risby, The dog, had to decide which boy he wanted for his master And as I listened to the talk with Beverly Cleary, I really thought about what she said, and in the beginning where usually if a woman wrote a book, the main character would be a girl, and if it was a man, he would write about a boy As Beverly Cleary thought, she wrote about a boy In chapter two, I thought it was really funny When Mr Pennyworth said that the bunch of guppies were for seven dollars, I would also think I would be rich, of course, I need that kind of money And while Henry thought about kittens, I thought, No way Henry should get a kitten Henry already has Ribsy I also loved chapter five The Pale pink dog I thought, what Mischief will Henry get into When I read chapter four, I thought about the worms Henry s neighbor was talking about being ten inches long Also, that would take tons of time to catch enough to pay Scooter, the fifth grader for the football I really think it was so good that once my Dad brought it home from the Library, I sat down and started to read it No question about it, I just loved reading the book I ve wanted to know about the author and how they think of all the wonderful ideas for the books they write like the first part of the book with Henry meeting Ribsy and trying to get onto the bus, and then the part with the lady and the apples, and the big mess on the bus And he having to ride home in a police car, It is so exciting Ramona and Bezzus, entered the story, I thought about the book, about those two Then I listened to the ending and Beverly Cleary telling how Ramona got her own books As for Henry Huggins, and his dog Ribsy, he is a road crossing boy I think that this book was one of the best books Beverly Cleary wrote Well, at least out of all the Beverly Cleary books I ve read of hers. Published in 1950, this book takes you back to a time when an ice cream cone cost a nickel, kids bought horse meat for their dogs at the pet store, and a third grader could run all over Portland by himself Henry is just an average kid with a tendency to get himself into interesting situations He finds a skinny mutt and, after checking with his mom, brings him home on the city bus Chaos ensues He buys two guppies at the pet shop and ends up with a bedroom full of canning jars filled with guppies And then his mom needs her canning jars back He accidentally loses another kid s expensive football and has to earn the money collecting nightcrawlers His teacher gives him the lead role in the school Christmas play as a little boy because he s the shortest boy in his 4th grade class, but his dog and a bucket of green paint get him out of it He decides to enter his dog in the local kids dog show, but a series of events lead to his dog being light pinkand winning a prize It s all normal stuff no superheroes, no magic but Cleary is such a fantastic writer that she doesn t need any of that And her characters are realistic, mischievous, and hilarious, without being obnoxious As a mom, I really like how each chapter is a self contained story, instead of cliff hanger chapters like Runaway Ralph and Ralph S Mouse It makes for easier bedtime reading This is the third Beverly Cleary book I ve read to my boys ages 4 6 , but the first one featuring a human main character We all really enjoyed it and I plan to read the rest of the series to them Hopefully, we won t lose steam like we did on the The Wonderful Wizard of Oz series or Elizabeth Enright s Melendy Family series. Sweet, funny, quick read for my fifth grader about an 11 year old boy, Henry Huggins, who leads what he feels like a very boring life on Klickikat Street, before a dog named Ribsy suddenly turns everything topsy turvy.Bonus was that mom enjoyed it too, which does not always happen with children s books The chapter about the school Christmas play had us both giggling out loud and almost in tears Style of story telling and themes reminded me of A Christmas Story.The book was originally published in 1950 so inevitably, there are certain stereotypes played for laughs which are not funny at all today For example, Henry remembers how he didn t mind playing an Indian in a prior school play since he didn t have to memorize any lines but simply stood there saying Ugh That s okay It was a teaching learning moment, and especially relevant as the kidlet just finished a social studies unit on Native Americans and their rich, complex history and culture.Overall, I would recommend it for young readers. When I was a kid and started reading Beverly Cleary s book s, I started with the Ramona series I discovered later that Henry Huggins was her first book.It starts with a boy meeting a dog The funniest part is Henry trying to get the dog home on the city bus.From that adventure he goes to buying a pair of fish that have so many babies, he can no longer find a place for them.The chapter about the night crawlers creep me out still, after all this time.Another great moment is when Henry decides to enter Ribsy in a dog show.This book will find the kid in all if us, and remind us how it felt to be a kid Great writer Me 5 starsSon age 11 5 starsDaughter age 6 5 starsWe all loved this book I don t think I ever actually read Henry Huggins when I was a kid, but I did read a lot of other Beverly Cleary books Henry and his dog Ribsy are both lovable characters, and the situations and solutions they find themselves in are just good clean fun My kids laughed at the typical exclamations from this time period golly , gee whiz , and jeepers And the narration by Neil Patrick Harris was perfect. The Luckiest Girl, Beverly Cleary s Young Adult novel from 1958, was one of my favorite books in my preteen years After re reading it a few months ago, I decided to read her middle grade books as research for the memoir I am writing Henry Huggins was the first of these and the first book she published.I don t remember reading it as a child but I very well may have because it is about a boy who got a dog I wanted a dog so much when I was in third grade that I convinced my friend across the street to say that her dog was half mine.Beverly Cleary s intention and genius was to write stories that kids in the 1950s could relate to She had been a children s librarian and had spent countless hours talking to kids about what they liked to read Finally she decided to write such books herself and started an entire trend.Henry Huggins is a small town, middle class third grader who feels his life is not very exciting He rides a bus, by himself, to the center of town every Wednesday to go swimming at the YMCA One day while waiting for the bus home, he finds a stray dog, names him Ribsy because the dog is so thin, manages to get Ribsy home and convince his parents to let him keep the dog.The entire first chapter is full of excitement The book goes on to relate Henry s life with Ribsy and other pets on Klickitat Street I love that name Every time I came to it I would say it out loud.The atmosphere on Klickitat Street is a microcosm of 1950s American small town life The kids play, roam the neighborhood, perform in school plays and enter their pets in a dog show From the moment that Henry gets Ribsy his life is full of exciting problems and Henry turns out to be very good at solving problems.The kids talk the way we talked in those days Hey, cut that out Golly Gee whiz Beat it And even Shut up to any friend who was teasing.Lessons are learned but these kids already have a moral sense, so the lessons are practical, how to get along in life type experiences illustrated by the story rather than relayed through the mouths of adults.I think parents today could learn about child rearing from Beverly Cleary than from any modern book on parenting Maybe the kids could read her books on their iPhones. I forgot how much I loved this book Henry Huggins brings back good memories of being a kid Like Henry, my friends and I spent our time outside, and usually had some fun project going Henry just seems like the kind of boy that every kid would want for a friend He had a great dog, good business sense, and a lot of spunk This is a great book for kids and a fun way for parents to remember the joys of being a kid. 3.5 starsThis was cute I m not necessarily a fan of dog stories in general, but I like how the focus was on Henry s relationship with Ribsy, and how he eventually became a member of the community I enjoyed the guppy story especially Of course, this book is a bit dated and from a simpler time or so we call it now , but I think there s still enough here for today s children to enjoy. In The First Novel From Newbery Award Winning Author Beverly Cleary, Boys And Girls Alike Will Instantly Be Charmed By An Average Boy Whose Life Is Turned Upside Down When He Meets A Lovable Puppy With A Nose For MischiefJust As Henry Huggins Is Complaining That Nothing Exciting Ever Happens, A Friendly Dog Sits Down Beside Him And Looks Pleadingly At His Ice Cream Cone From That Moment On, The Two Are Inseparable But When Ribsy S Original Owner Appears, Trying To Reclaim His Dog, Henry S Faced With The Possibility Of Losing His New Best Friend Has Klickitat Street Seen The Last Of Rambunctious Ribsy

Beverly Cleary born April 12, 1916 is the author of over 30 books for young adults and children Her characters are normal children facing challenges that many of us face growing up, and her stories are liberally laced with humour Some of her best known and loved characters are Ramona Quimby and her sister Beatrice Beezus , Henry Huggins, and Ralph S Mouse.Beverly Cleary was born Beverly

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  • Hardcover
  • 155 pages
  • Henry Huggins
  • Beverly Cleary
  • English
  • 09 June 2018
  • 9780688213855

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