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The Hullabaloo ABC by Beverly Cleary and Illustrated by Ted Rand

Aha Boo Cock-a-doodle-doo It’s morning on the farm, and there are sights and sounds galore. Donkeys are braying, pigs are grunting, cows are mooing — even the jays are jabbering From clucks and cackles to rumbles and whoops, this rollicking alphabet book takes young readers on a barnyard romp that is chock-full of noisy words they will love to hear and say out loud. Beverly Cleary’s timeless text comes to live in vibrant new illustrations by Ted Rand. Here is a timeless book that is guaranteed to delight a whole new generation of readers.

Happy Drop Everything And Read Day! This is one of my absolute favorite days of the year because I finally have an excuse for everyone who always asks me why I have my nose stuck constantly in a book. Not that you ever need an excuse, but some people just don’t get it…you know? I’ll also add that this day is especially close to my heart because it was the very talented Beverly Cleary who snagged my bookish heart from the very beginning. Her book Socks was my first love. It was the first book that really connected with me as a young nine year old girl and told me that there was something special about opening the pages of a book and diving in. Little does the wonderful Beverly Cleary know, but she has perhaps indirectly lifted my spirits and carried me through some of the hard times in my life as well as provided a way to connect with fellow bookish friends I hold DEAR. So, what better way to celebrate the birthday of this incredible lady than by dropping everything and reading?

What book(s) will you be reading today?

Looking for more info on Drop Everything And Read Day? Take a look the D.E.A.R. website for details and info about getting involved.

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6 Responses to The Year of the Picture Book – The Hullabaloo ABC by Beverly Cleary

  1. Gina says:

    Dear me! How did I miss that it’s D.E.A.R. Day? *-* Well, it’s not too late to join the festivities…. (Great post, Danielle! Your love of Ms. Cleary’s work shines through brilliantly…)

  2. SO cute. I wish I could drop something and read right now. :)

  3. PragmaticMom says:

    Wow. Did not know that Beverly Cleary has a picture book!!

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