Review of Just Like Beverly
Just Like Beverly: A Biography of Beverly Cleary
Written by Vicki Conrad
Illustrated by David Hohn
Age Level: 5 - 9 Grade Level: K – 4
Are you a Beverly Cleary lover? A fan of Henry, Beezus, and Ramona? The Mouse and the Motorcycle?
If you've ever wondered how Beverly Cleary became a writer, you need to read this book. It’s fantastic! Here are three things I discovered. 1. Beverly was a terrible early reader. 2. Anyone can talk about winning a contest, but you have to enter to win. Beverly was the only kid to enter. Guess who won! 3. She hated boring books. Beverly wrote the stories she wanted to read. Nothing boring!
Want to learn more about Beverly? Read her biography, the back matter, and timeline. They’re definitely NOT boring!
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Whenever I read or write, I find a comfy chair with a great view. I get my favorite drink, stretch out, and let the words take me away.