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Henry Huggins's dog, Ribsy, has been getting into all kinds of trouble on Klickitat Street: chasing the neighbors' cat, tearing up lawns, even stealing a policeman's lunch. So when Henry asks his dad if he can go along on the big fishing trip, Mr. Huggins agrees, on one condition: Ribsy has to learn to behave himself first.
Henry feels sure this will be easy—after all, Ribsy is a good dog at heart—but Ribsy can't seem to stop sniffing out scrapes. Whether he's terrorizing the garbageman or gobbling Ramona Quimby's ice cream cone, Ribsy's a handful—and it takes all of Henry's ingenuity to come up with a solution.
Beverly Cleary delivers a winning tale of a boy and his loyal best friend.
208 pages; ISBN 9780061972232
Henry and Ribs
Henry Huggins was in the third grade. His hair looked like a scrubbing brush and most of his grown-up front teeth were in. He lived with his mother and father in a square white house on Klickitat Street. Except for having his tonsils out when he was six and breaking his arm falling out of a cherry tree when he was seven, nothing much happened to Henry.
I wish something exciting would happen, Henry often thought.
But nothing very interesting ever happened to Henry, at least not until one Wednesday afternoon in March. Every Wednesday after school Henry rode downtown on the bus to go swimming at the Y.M.C.A. After he swam for an hour, he got on the bus again and rode home just in time for dinner. It was fun but not really exciting.
When Henry left the Y.M.C.A. on this particular Wednesday, he stopped to watch a man tear down a circus poster. Then, with three nickels and one dime in his pocket, he went to the comer drugstore to buy a chocolate ice cream cone. He thought he would eat the ice cream cone, get on the bus, drop his dime in the slot, and ride home.
That is not what happened.
He bought the ice cream cone and paid for it with one of his nickels. On his way out of the drugstore he stopped to look at funny books. It was a free look, because he had only...