Monday, June 22, 2009
Dear Mr. Henshaw
by Beverly Cleary
Dear Ms. Cleary,
I read your book Dear Mr. Henshaw recently and enjoyed it. The first letter that Leigh wrote about "licking" Mr. Henshaw's book made me laugh. Leigh was an interesting boy, and I felt pretty sorry for him. Divorce is such a hard thing. Plus, it would be really hard always having your dad back out of things.
I did think that Leigh was a bit annoying at times. I hated how he didn't want to respond to Mr. Henshaw's questions so he was so rude about it. But, I guess if writing to my favorite author became more like a chore, I wouldn't want to do it either. However, Leigh is also pretty clever. The burglar alarm he made for his lunch box was really cool. I would have loved something like that when I was younger. My sisters were always getting in my stuff!
I just wanted to say that while it wasn't my favorite Newbery winner, I enjoyed it and would recommend it to friends.
3 out of 5 stars
Posted by KT at 10:51 AM