I don`t normally forward a link to a news article, but I just found this and can`t resist.
I just adore Beverly Cleary. On April 12, 2016 she turned 100 years old–can you believe it!
Whenever someone learns my name is Ramona, they ask if I read the Ramona books by Beverly Cleary. I tell them that I am pretty sure they were based on me. In the 60`s, my mom read Henry and the Clubhouse, Ramona the Pest and Henry and Ribsy to my brother and me each night, with our huge collie in bed with us. I was very confused: how did this author I`d never met know me so well, and why did she write a whole book about me! The illustrator, Louis Darling, even captured my unruly hair and untied shoes.
Look, I still have them on my book shelf!
Thank you, Beverly Cleary, for years and years of joy and laughter!
You can read a great article about her on Today Parents, here. And if you haven`t already read one of her books, it doesn`t matter what your age, treat yourself to any one of them (especially the three above), and experience the warmth and feel-good humor of this dear author.
Also, check out my review of Beezus and Ramona (originally posted at Best Children`s Books)!