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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (10,640 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: September 2004 ISBN: 9780060790431
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Genuinely funny books for children are few and far between. So, when a story like Henry Huggins comes along, it comes to stay. Children everywhere see themselves in this irresistible boy's adventures.

During an unforgettable year that begins when Henry discovers a lost, hungry dog he calls Ribsy, listeners will have a grand time. Before the suspenseful conclusion, they'll meet Henry's friends on Klickitat Street, including Beezus and her little sister, Ramona, and enjoy lots of hilarious happenings. No wonder this continuously engaging and heartwarming story is a classic!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Cleary provides a warm, autobiographical introduction to this excellent adaptation of her first book, which was originally published in 1950…Harris proves a versatile performer taking on a whole community of friendly voices, including Henry's exasperated but supportive parents and memorable neighbors Beezus and Ramona. He nails Henry's sense of innocent wonder and his sweet, honest demeanor in every scene, employing an authentic boyish delivery that can amuse as well as tug at the heart—just like Cleary’s writing.” 

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Harris reads the humorous Henry Huggins with an energy that suits the adventurous Henry and his friends.” 

    Booklist

  • “Stories about boys and their dogs are often timeless classics, and Henry Huggins is the epitome of both. Celebrating fifty years in print, this story of Henry, how he finds and brings home a lost dog and several of their adventures, is a classic…Neil Patrick Harris presents all this with an innocent, forthright, easy-going Henry. We also meet the other kids on Klickitat Street, all individually voiced, who inhabit the next 50 years of Cleary's works, bringing humor, wholesome values, and a slice of yesterday into the present.” 

    AudioFile

  • “Enchanting small-boy adventures—a grammar school Odyssey.”   

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bambi | 2/17/2014

    " I read this when I was a kid and remembered liking it so I decided to read it with my daughter. She liked it and is ready to move on to the next in the series. It was enjoyable for me and brought back some memories from my childhood when I read all the Beverly Cleary books. The only part she didn't like was that Henry feeds Ribsy horse meat. She is a rider and that part she found quite disturbing! I didn't remember that and quite frankly thought it was gross too! Otherwise we had a good time reading it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Claire | 2/9/2014

    " Fun and funny, but at the end of the day just too 1950s for me. Cleary's Beezus and Ramona books have aged better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zoe | 2/7/2014

    " It was fun to read Henry Huggins in the context of Beverly Cleary's memoirs. Just as she hoped, the book was very simple, funny and loveable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 J B Mills | 2/5/2014

    " One of the first "not very many pictures" books I read to Nolan. He liked it pretty well. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 luhvBOOKS ♫ I'm fighting for you ♫ ♪The battle is already won♪ | 1/31/2014

    " Starting to think that I only like Ramona books from Beverly Cleary. Maybe I'll think about that before I go to the public library and check out all of the books authored by her. :/ "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jonathan | 1/29/2014

    " This is a collection of six stories about a boy named Henry and his dog Ribsy. Most of the stories are engaging and excellent for younger readers, but there are a few duds, for sure. This book works because it has chapters that can be read in one sitting, and only limited (but some) continuity between them. This teaches students to recall events from sitting-to-sitting, while not demanding too much of them. Recommended. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 1/25/2014

    " Not as good as the Ralph books. Disjointed stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susie | 1/18/2014

    " All the Beverly Cleary books are excellent. Since there are many, many of them I'm only listing my special favorites. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Coreycw | 1/9/2014

    " I'm reading this aloud with my 7 year old. It wasn't as funny as I remembered it to be, but we liked it okay. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 1/9/2014

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nessa Borealis | 12/22/2013

    " Henry is a unique boy character and this introductory book was always my favorite of his series. The kind of everyday kid I went to school with, made far more interesting by Cleary's portrayal. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brett | 12/19/2013

    " Henry's adventures with his dog, Ribsy, still ring true today. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Danielle Wood | 12/15/2013

    " Cleary's books are the cutest :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn Trlak-Donahue | 12/7/2013

    " Re-read -still cute- holds up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 11/27/2013

    " I loved Beverly Cleary as a kid, and I wanted to revisit her books. This was a fun little read. Good for say a 3rd grade boy... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Quasar the Great | 11/9/2013

    " I liked this book because it is very funny. It is kinda weird though because it was written a very long time ago before technology. I like it because the main character Henry gets to go places by himself. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica Van Vleet | 9/4/2013

    " my nine year old son hates reading. this is one of the first books he said he actually enjoyed and is looking forward to reading more adventures of henry. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cynthia | 8/20/2013

    " Even cuter than I remember. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily Giesbrecht | 6/5/2013

    " I've been reading these aloud to Patrick- it's fun to see them through a child's eyes again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan Thompson | 4/14/2013

    " A sweet story about a boy and his dog and an easy read aloud for Beck and Yogi. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katherine Walters Loyacano | 2/24/2013

    " Wonderful story about a young boy, his dog, and their adventures together. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marlee Naylor | 1/19/2013

    " This book is so funny! My daughter (4) and my son (8) and I laughed all through this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristie Stauffer | 10/7/2012

    " This was better than I expected. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mo | 9/18/2012

    " I read the whole series and thoroughly enjoyed them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meredith | 7/20/2012

    " I've always loved Ramona and her sister Beezus, and I remember being pretty fond of Henry as well. Re-reading this book, I remembered why I liked Ramona and Beezus better, but reading about Henry and his dog is still really fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa Hillan | 5/15/2012

    " I liked taht fact that Henry was a self-starter. Whenever he wanted to do something, he did it. From raising guppies to entering his dog into a contest, He didn't waiting around for adult help. Plus, he always put forth his best effort. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeff Stiles | 4/20/2012

    " My 8 yr old son and I read this together. He enjoyed it and didn't want me to stop reading it. It seemed to keep his attention pretty well. I'm not sure why he only gives it 3 stars. I give it 4 stars. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carrie | 1/18/2012

    " It's not Trumpet of the Swan, but Luke and I really enjoyed it. We picked up a copy of "Henry and Ribs" because we liked it so well. (It's a chapter book for young children.) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Clair | 8/26/2011

    " This was the perfect read together for my 7 yr old son and I. We were laughing so hard about Henry's role in the school play! I loved Cleary's Ramona when I was a kid and am glad to now meet Henry. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peter | 5/31/2011

    " Jeepers! Is this ever wholesome. Holds up, though, as a perfect book for young readers.

    Realized half-way through that my third- or fourth-grade teacher read this book to the class, which was a pleasant memory. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laila | 5/7/2011

    " Gotta start reading more "boy books" since I'm going to have a little boy! (When I was a little girl I usually didn't touch books about boy stuff - yuck!) This one was sweet - hard to believe kids were ever that innocent or respectful! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dena | 5/4/2011

    " Remember liking every Beverly Cleary book as a kid and this was a fun read to remind me of why as an adult. Each chapter is like it's own short story about Henry and his pal Ribsy the dog. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bridget R. | 4/13/2011

    " I liked this one, but it seemed more of a collection of short stories than a book. It was a bit disjointed, but enjoyable nonetheless. My favorite chapter was Gallons of Guppies. I'm looking forward to reading the other Henry books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 4/8/2011

    " Fun. Ribsy is a great dog! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Danielle | 3/30/2011

    " Cleary's books are the cutest :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zoe | 3/7/2011

    " It was fun to read Henry Huggins in the context of Beverly Cleary's memoirs. Just as she hoped, the book was very simple, funny and loveable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christina | 2/28/2011

    " Great read aloud for young boys! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 2/22/2011

    " I had to read this after reading Beverly Cleary's autobiographies. This was her first published book and she writes about how it came together in her second autobio. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kasey | 2/4/2011

    " I'm reading this series to my Henry and it is a big hit! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amber | 1/19/2011

    " This was a book that I never read when I was a child, but my niece is really into them. So I thought I would give it a try. The book was very cute and I plan on reading the series.

    Easy to read but well written I understand why so many children love to read them.

    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Danielle | 1/13/2011

    " I enjoy sitting down with my boys and reading chapter books, in between all the fun books they pick at the library. My boys thoroughly enjoyed this book. It's a simple read (obviously), but a true classic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Crystal | 1/4/2011

    " I just finished reading this book aloud to my students. They absolutely loved it! "

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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’s 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.