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3.00019512195122 out of 53.00019512195122 out of 53.00019512195122 out of 53.00019512195122 out of 53.00019512195122 out of 5 3.00 (5,125 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Beverly Cleary Narrator: Neil Patrick Harris Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Henry Huggins Series Release Date: April 2009 ISBN: 9780061762468
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At last, Henry Huggins's father has promised to take him fishing, on one condition. Henry's dog, Ribsy, has been in all sorts of trouble lately, from running off with the neighbor's barbecue roast to stealing a policeman's lunch. To go on the fishing trip, Henry must keep Ribsy out of trouble -- no chasing cats, no digging up lawns...and no getting anywhere near little Ramona Quimby, the pest of Klickitat Street.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Ribsy complicates life as only a loyal, bumbling, well-intentioned mutt can. Few writers for children handle everyday comedy so briskly and realistically as Beverly Cleary.”

    New York Times

  • “Genuinely funny.”

    Booklist

  • “Henry’s audience is in for more laughs. Another Cleary hit!”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • Winner of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award for Young Readers

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leslie Rock | 2/6/2014

    " Beverly Cleary is a wonderful children's author and this is my favorite of her books. It's a story about a young boy and his dog and the adventures they have together. It's relatable for both male and female students and I would recommend it to my students for pleasure reading. I could also use it during a unit about pets and ask the students to write their own story about a real or fictional pet. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kiwi.orange | 1/25/2014

    " It was really really boring!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Misty | 1/22/2014

    " Combines several of E's interests (dogs, fishing, mischief)...he loves this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holly | 1/10/2014

    " Last year I started rereading Beverly Cleary and Nancy Drew books (but didn't add them on here). now mark and i are taking turns reading a chapter a night aloud from the henry books by Cleary. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine Woodman | 12/19/2013

    " one of the best books to read before 6th grade "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Trish | 12/17/2013

    " I really did not like this book at all. Jaxon(6 yo) said "I liked it only a little bit". It just moved very slowly and without much action until the last chapter. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andy | 12/15/2013

    " i thik this book is ful of supprises "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nathan Zachary | 12/14/2013

    " best book ive ever read... no joke. read it and your smarter. I enjoy giving reviews like im writing to more than two people who happen to not give a shit anyway. My books will never be read or appreciated by anyone other than i and thats bullshit. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Phoebe | 12/9/2013

    " Rereading this fantastic series with my 8 year old son, I don't think I appreciated it as a kid, being more interested in Ellen Tebbits and Emily and Ramona...it is entertaining, and Cleary really keeps the plot moving. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 12/4/2013

    " Cute book I read to my son about the relationship about a boy and his dog and a fishing trip. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caitlyn | 11/15/2013

    " I loved this book. It's very fun to read and has lots or diolog. I never wanted to put it down. I recomend this book to all people. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sofia | 11/14/2013

    " i like it is the usual boy finds dog book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angie | 11/2/2013

    " This is a really fun book to read to young kids. All my kids enjoyed it and they range from Preschool to 8th grade! I loved the author when I was a kid and still love her. Fun read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lorna | 10/24/2013

    " Love, love Henry! Great read aloud for our kindergartner filled with funny moments and issues with friends and family that many can connect with, despite the "age" of the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jade Lee | 8/16/2013

    " good "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Doris | 7/20/2013

    " Great boys chapter book. Made me long for the more simpler days. Spoiler alert...She gives away the tooth fairy. Fortunately I was reading and managed to skip that part! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terri D. | 7/17/2013

    " Beverly Cleary is so amazing that Isabel is even willing to listen to stories about a boy. It is utterly charming. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen | 6/1/2013

    " Pretty good, but not as good as the Ramona books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gemma | 4/10/2013

    " I read this book a few years ago becuase I was bored, and I really liked it. Its interesting and funny. Even though its pretty old, its a great book. Anyone who likes to read for fun (I don't but I did at the moment) Should read this "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cathi | 2/1/2013

    " I never did read this one when I was a kid, so it was fun to read it with my son. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Crystal | 1/16/2013

    " Had fun reading it with Tay. It reminds me of when I was younger and first read it. And it's nice to realize, most of the times, Dogs are trouble, but boys love them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carrie | 12/15/2012

    " This is our favorite Henry Huggins book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 12/4/2012

    " Just as fun a read as the first go-around years ago. (we won't say how many - heh) Cleary's books should perhaps be required reading during childhood, but if they were, would they be near as fun? Yeah, probably so. :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elise | 11/24/2012

    " I liked this book a lot, but still do not remember much. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trene1968 | 7/27/2012

    " not my favorite beverly cleary - it was ok. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Taylor | 6/12/2012

    " Great Book about a boy and his dog. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrew | 2/11/2012

    " Still relevant and funny for 5 year olds 50 years later. Well done Mrs. Cleary! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tycho | 11/27/2011

    " I loved Henry and Ribsy. My favorite character was Ribsy because he was a dog, and you know, I like dogs. My favorite part was Henry and Henry's dad and Ribsy and Mr Grumbie fishing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jill | 11/9/2011

    " Henry is getting into alot of trouble with Ribsey!!! It has a lot of adventure !!!!I love it!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sofia | 3/17/2011

    " i like it is the usual boy finds dog book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cathi | 1/20/2011

    " I never did read this one when I was a kid, so it was fun to read it with my son. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Crystal | 1/3/2011

    " Had fun reading it with Tay. It reminds me of when I was younger and first read it. And it's nice to realize, most of the times, Dogs are trouble, but boys love them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Franvhutton | 11/30/2010

    " First Beverly Cleary book I ever read. I eventually read most of her works over the years. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carrie | 10/27/2010

    " This is our favorite Henry Huggins book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Skye | 10/14/2010

    " Cute kids book for Ethan's homeschool. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elise | 7/30/2010

    " I liked this book a lot, but still do not remember much. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christina | 7/22/2010

    " We enjoyed listening to an audio version of this on our recent road trip. Cleary is a solid writer and her stories are entertaining. The kids are still talking about Chinook salmon. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 7/14/2010

    " What I loved most about Ramona, Beezus, Henry, and the rest of Beverly Cleary's children was how real their fears and joys and neuroses seemed to be - and how easily readers could identify with them. I can't wait to give my kids these books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Annie | 7/8/2010

    " I didn't find this book very interesting and I thought the ending was really too violent fir a kids' book, but Sam liked it and laughed at the funny parts and was captivated at the conclusion. So if you're a four year old boy, this is a must read. If you're a mom, maybe let Dad read it at bedtime. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terri | 6/7/2010

    " Beverly Cleary is so amazing that Isabel is even willing to listen to stories about a boy. It is utterly charming. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 NaDell | 4/28/2010

    " My girls loved reading these books together. I read them while they laid on their beds to get ready to go to sleep. Always a good choice. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robin | 4/18/2010

    " I think Beverly Cleary is the best writer of kid stress - those little things that adults know are no big deal, but for a kid they are a nightmare.

    Every chapter of this book is perfect. Fantastic stories, and wonderful illustrations by Louis Darling. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angie | 3/22/2010

    " This is a really fun book to read to young kids. All my kids enjoyed it and they range from Preschool to 8th grade! I loved the author when I was a kid and still love her. Fun read! "

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About the Author
Author Beverly Cleary

Beverly Cleary was born in McMinnville, Oregon, and until she was old enough to attend school she lived on a farm in Yamhill, a town so small it had no library. Her mother arranged to have books sent to their tiny town from the state library and acted as a librarian in a room over a bank. It was there that Mrs. Cleary learned to love books. Generations of children have grown up with Ramona Quimby, Henry Huggins, Ralph Mouse, and all of their friends, families, and assorted pets. Cleary continues to capture the hearts and imaginations of children of all ages throughout the world.

About the Narrator

Neil Patrick Harris is an award-winning actor with roles in television, film, and on stage. His television roles have earned him Primetime Emmy Awards, Young Artist Awards, a People’s Choice Award, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His breakout television role was as the star of Doogie Howser, MD, and he has acted in dozens of television movies and series since then, most recently as Barney Stinson in How I Met Your Mother. He has had roles in three Broadway shows as well as in regional productions in Los Angeles, San Diego, and New York. His film credits include Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. He has narrated dozens of audiobooks and won an AudioFile Earphones Award.