My favorite of her books is Fifteen, which I read multiple times - and for a slow, reluctant reader, that's saying a lot! I still have my original copy, which I came to realize I "permanently borrowed" from the library. Here it is - along with the remnants of the little check-out card envelope! OOPS!
Today I had to cogitate
to write a poem that’s worth the wait.
It had to have a special theme;
a topic worthy of a meme.
It came to me, so very clearly
an author whom we all love dearly!
That’s right – Ms. Cleary – the one and only,
who kept this kid from being lonely!
Today she’s reached 100 years!
So we should give 100 cheers!
HIP HIP HOORAY!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEVERLY CLEARY!!
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