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Henry Huggins's dog, Ribsy, is hopelessly lost in a huge shopping mall parking lot. It's raining hard, the pavement is slick, horns are honking, and drivers are shouting. When Ribsy thinks he has found the Hugginses' new station wagon at last, he jumps in the open tailgate window and falls asleep, exhausted. When he wakes up find himself in the wrong car, lots of little girls pet him and make plans to give him a bath. All Ribsy wants to do is go home to Henry. Instead, he's about to begin the liveliest adventure of his life.
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperCollins Publishers, 2007, c1964.
Edition: Reillustrated ed.
ISBN: 9780062040602
Characteristics: 220, 6 p. :,ill. ;,21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Dockray, Tracy


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Jan 25, 2017

One of my favorite books as a kid was "Ellen Tibbets" by Beverly Cleary. This book about Ribsy brings the memories back of reading about Ellen and her friends. Cleary has a gift for writing books from the perspective of children and pets. This edition of "Ribsy" included an excerpt from "Socks", which will be one I will enjoy as I love cats!

CatherineG_1 Apr 08, 2016

April 12th, 2016 will be Beverly Cleary's 100th Birthday. As a child she had a difficult time reading and writing until she met a kindly librarian. When she herself, became a librarian, a young boy asked for books about children like him. This started Cleary's writing career. Ribsy is the story of a mutt who becomes separated from Henry, his owner and the family, he loves.

red_wolf_1381 Jul 09, 2014

Risby is a very SMART dog, Believe it or not!

Jul 30, 2013

I did not read this book, but I give it four stars because my reluctant reader 10 year old son said it was "better than most chapter books." The fact that he actually read it all the way through without complaining speaks volumes.

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Jul 21, 2014

blue_hawk_1003 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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red_wolf_1381 Jul 09, 2014

Risby gets lost and get passed from person to person! Will he ever get to Henry Huggins, his rightful owner?
Or will he be lost forever?

burgundy_dolphin_34 Jul 07, 2014

Poor Ribsy gets lost and is passed from person to person. Will Ribsy ever get to his rightful owner? Or will he be lost forever.


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