...How much I adore Beverly Cleary.
And on this, her 100th birthday, I still can't really express my adoration!
She has been an inspiration to me since I first picked up The Mouse and the Motorcycle.
And the wonderful Ramona, the fantastic Ribsy, and the incomparable Ralph S. Mouse.
There was such a sweet innocence to her books: children who are children, free range and full of heart.
The world she created was beautiful and if I can come even half as close...
Happy Birthday Beverly Cleary! I love you so much and thank you for your beautiful work!
And I will never pass up a chance to Drop Everything And Read!