Another cute book from Beverly Cleary, and another children's book off my shelf and ready to be donated.
Ramona and Beezus are in this one, and again I would be so tempted to slap the bratty Ramona across the room. Henry is cute with the kittens and the paper project - perhaps he does actually have a job in advertising waiting for him in the future. I doubt kids are this determined in real life, although there may actually be those motivated go-getters out there.
The story takes a little while to grow interesting, but once he actually tries doing the paper and gets the animals, kids should enjoy the story further. Unfortunately there's not much humor.