Happy Belated Birthday, Beverly
This is a little late, but Sarah Spelled The Right Way takes me back:
Beverly Cleary is 90 years old. Ribsy the skinny dog and Henry Huggins were written by her. I'm sure you read them, didn't you? I read enough books to get free Pizza Hut pizzas and receiving Book It! certificates. I was the only one in my class who succeeded in doing this during sixth grade. Yea I was a big dork.
I was a big dork too, with my big ole Book It! button covered in stickers, excitedly going to get my personal pan pizza and my Land Before Time handpuppet. And a whole lot of those stickers were courtesy of Ms. Cleary, particularly books about Henry, Beezus, and Ramona.