beverly 13.jpgChances are you first realized “tongue” was a gross dish, commiserated that big sisters could be a PAIN, and related with 8 year old angst with the beloved Ramona Quimby. Ramona’s creator, Beverly Cleary, turns 100 years old today and we want to wish her the Happiest of Birthdays!

Beverly Cleary wrote over 50 books, many of which became instant classics in children’s literature and introduced us to new friends like Ramona, Beezus, Henry, Socks, Ralph Mouse, and more!

beverly 14Ramona Quimby, one of her most famous characters, is responsible for the D.E.A.R. movement: Drop Everything And Read, which is celebrated every year on Beverly Cleary’s Birthday.

So, take a trip to the library or your bookshelf, dive into one of her amazing stories, and make some sweet new friends that will help your young child be brave, daring, and celebrate their own wacky, zany, uniqueness.