"Mrs. Cleary's style is, as always, refreshing; The characters are real, the dialogue is lively, the humor is unquenchable." -- -- The Bulletin for the Center for Children's Books --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From the Back Cover
All Ribsy the dog wanted that day was to ride along with his boy, Henry Huggins, in the new family station wagon. But a wild turn of events finds Ribsy lost in a rainy shopping mall parking lot, discovered by a rowdy group of little girls, and taken to a strange home where he's scrubbed with violet-scented shampoo and petted half to death.
Ribsy will do anything to find Henry, if he can only pick up the scent. And not only is his quest to get back home just beginning— it will take him places he never imagined!
Beverly Cleary gives lovable Ribsy the center stage in this dog's-eye view of the adventure of a lifetime.--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.