Henry and Beezus (Henry Huggins #2)
ولی خب الان تو این سایت دیدم که هنری هم داستان های جداگانه ای داره. اونا رو هم پیدا می کنم و می خونم. گاهی اوقات داستان های بچه گونه بیشتر...more
We read the 1990 edition with new illustrations. The kids wea...more
In her third book for middle-grade readers, Henry Huggins returns. This time he wants a bicycle, another icon of 1950s suburban life. His adventures and efforts to procure the bike are shared with Beezus and her little sister Ramona, who feature in some of the later stories.
A third grade boy being forced into hanging out with a girl is the issue here. Funnily enough, I don't recall it being a big deal if you played with boys or girls when I was that age, but there was only one boy among several...more
1. Ribsy and the Roast - in which Ribsy steals someone's BBQ meat
2. Henry Gets Rich - in which everyone gets sick of bubble gum
3. The Untraining of Ribsy - in which Ribsy UNlearns to fetch newspapers
4. Henry Parks His Dog - in which Henry gets an odd traffic violation
5. Beezus Makes a Bid -...more
[Some spoilers ahead] I like that this book was realistic in the sense that Henry had to try to save money for the bike he wanted; his parents couldn't just buy a bike because he wanted one. Ev...more
I really liked the fact that Henry had to earn the money to buy his bike. Call me old-fashioned, but earning (and waiting for) what you want only makes you appreciate it more! Sure in the end it was more luck than hard work that got him the bike, but he still was willing to earn it.
I fell at little bad for Beezus though! Ramona steals the "book" in every scene they are in. It quite clear why Ramona gets her own (more popular) series!
Beezus is really an amazing girl. She puts up with bratty Ramona and self-centered Henry, asking only to be included in his adventures. It's a good thing that Ramona gets her own books so we learn that she tries to be good, especially as she grows up a little. (She's only about 'almost 4' in this, I think.) But the book is...more
All Henry Huggins wants is his very own bicycle, a shiny red one to ride up and down Klickitat Street. But no matter how Henry tries to raise money for the bike of his dreams -- from selling bubble gum to delivering newspapers -- he always ends up with too much trouble and not enough money. But Henry's old friend Beezus has an idea that may turn Henry's worst trouble yet into a real business success!
It's pretty old-fashioned, though. Words like "taylor-tot" "bendix" "white sidewall tire". (Okay, I know what a white tire is, but who actually has those?) Still, I like the way he has to save up for his bicycle.
But the gentleman who read this wasn't bad in any way, so I shouldn't complain.
Still. I prefer NPH.
Beverly Cleary was born Beverly At...more