Henry Huggin'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 Huggins's new station wagon at last, he jumps in the open tailgate window and falls asleep, exhausted. When he wakes up to 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.Preformed by Neil Patrick Harris
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Beverly Cleary is one of America's most beloved authors. As a child, she struggled with reading and writing. But by third grade, after spending much time in her public library in Portland, Oregon, she found her skills had greatly improved. Before long, her school librarian was saying that she should write children's books when she grew up.
Instead she became a librarian. When a young boy asked her, "Where are the books about kids like us?" she remembered her teacher's encouragement and was inspired to write the books she'd longed to read but couldn't find when she was younger. She based her funny stories on her own neighborhood experiences and the sort of children she knew. And so, the Klickitat Street gang was born!
Mrs. Cleary's books have earned her many prestigious awards, including the American Library Association's Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, presented to her in recognition of her lasting contribution to children's literature. Dear Mr. Henshaw won the Newbery Medal, and Ramona Quimby, Age 8 and Ramona and Her Father have been named Newbery Honor Books. Her characters, including Beezus and Ramona Quimby, Henry Huggins, and Ralph, the motorcycle-riding mouse, have delighted children for generations.
Neil Patrick Harris's stage credits include productions of Sweeney Todd, Romeo and Juliet, and Rent. On TV, he starred in Doogie Howser, M.D. and currently appears in How I Met Your Mother. His film work includes Clara's Heart, The Next Best Thing, and Starship Troopers.From AudioFile:
This old chestnut is a fabulous listening experience. The adventures of one family's lost dog are timeless and provide a source of laughter, tears, and universal dog memories. When one family's mutt, Ribsy, so named because his ribs were sticking out when chosen, mistakes the look and smell of the brand-new family station wagon in the shopping center parking lot, his escapades and wanderings begin. From a bath complete with lavender bubble bath to a desperate day high on a fire escape, Ribsy is on a quest to find his family. Neil Patrick Harris's narration has a boyish and earnest quality, well matched to these boy and his (missing) dog adventures. He transports the listener effortlessly into the midst of each situation: the classroom of Mrs. Sonchek, the tidy but lonely home of Mrs. Frawley, or the Taylor High School football game. Dialogue between the many supporting characters is energetic. Above all, Harris conveys the angst of one dog who is desperate to find his way home. A.R. © AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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