Asher met his favorite storybook friends at Grant Park in NE Portland. Although we read aloud some of Beverly Cleary's books in preschool, this summer he devoured the series starring Ramona, Beezus, Henry Huggins and Ribsy on his own. I love the Portland references dotted throughout Cleary's books and the nostalgia her stories evoke. Asher thinks Ramona is hilarious (especially in her younger, more precocious years) and he loves reading Henry's adventures.
Asher: Mom, can I have a paper route like Henry when I turn 11 years old? I can deliver the papers that Papi writes on my bike to all the neighbors.
Me: I'm sorry, Honey, but newspapers might not even exist by the time you turn 11 years old.
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