Dear Mr. Henshaw (Leigh Botts #1)
Dear Mr. Henshaw,
I wish somebody would stop stealing the good stuff out of my lunchbag. I guess I wish a lot of other things, too. I wish someday Dad and Bandit would pull up in front in the rig ... Dad would yell out of the cab, "Come on, Leigh. Hop in and I'll give you a lift to school."
Leigh Botts has been author Boyd Henshaw's number one fan ever since he was in se...more
چقدر دوست دارم همه چیز این کتابو
بهترین گزینه برای هدیه دادن به بچه هایی که خاطره نویسی می کنن.
FUCK YOU. I heard you reply to children writing letters to you so this I gotta try. Fuck you for replying to Leigh Boots, (that boy who was dumbly obsessed with your books) with 10 stupid questions that are by definition, useless (unless you're a 6-year-old pixie spending afternoon sipping apple juice answering questions from a slumbook.) You might as well stab him in the eye with a corkscrew. It killed his potential, Mr. Henshaw. I know Leigh wouldn't like me writing to you but ...more
Overall it's a great book for children of middle s ...more
In a departure fro ...more
I've been trying to remember when I first read this book. I think I must have been in grade school, and although I can't remember exactly wheth ...more
The premise is a school-aged boy writes to his favorite author. He also keeps a diary, with his thoughts written in the form of more letters to the author, Mr. Henshaw. Henshaw's role in all this is fairly minimal. Most of the meat of the story is wh ...more
I've been trying to put my finger on why I can't give this five stars--I think maybe because Leigh seems too self-aware sometimes, in ...more
I told her if she read it quickly, I might be able read it before it was due. I had exactly 1 day to read it. I read it in less than 2 hours. It was a good read although kind of dated, I still recommend it.
And so, Leigh decides to write to Mr. Henshaw again with a list of questions for his report, including any writing tips since Leigh wou ...more
Leigh (pronounced Lee) Botts is a young boy (6th grade) who is in love with writing. He eventually wants to become an author when he grows up. As part of an assignment for school, he writes a letter to one of his favorite authors, Mr ...more
I decided to review this book as the first one on my Books for Boys blog for a very personal reason: this is the book I recall that both got me in love with reading and also made me want to be a writer. In preparation for this review, I reread the book to see how different it is with 35 year old eyes instead of 8 year old eyes and this is what I learned:
I am still Leigh Botts, but grown up. In one of the first letters, Leigh wrote “when I grow up I want to be a fam ...more
Full review to follow.
Beverly Cleary was born Beverly At ...more