The Real Hole

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Dell, Oct 1, 1987 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
While his twin sister Janet likes make-believe things, four-year-old Jimmy likes real things. One day he tells his father that he wants to dig the biggest hole in the world. By the end of the day, Jimmy manages to dig a real hole . . . but how can his family use it? Illustrated.

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

Did you know the author of the Ramona stories wrote picture-books? Thanks to Goodreads' database, I found out. This was fun, but not as special as the chapter books about the friends and families on Klickatat Street. Read full review


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Four-year-old Jimmy, unlike his girl twin, likes real not imagined things. And so when his father gives him a real trench shovel, he is in transports and determines to dig himself a perfectly enormous ... Read full review


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Beverly Cleary was born in McMinnville, Oregon, and until she was old enough to attend school she lived on a farm in Yamhill, a town so small it had no library. Her mother arranged to have books sent to their tiny town from the state library and acted as a librarian in a room over a bank. It was there that Mrs. Cleary learned to love books. Generations of children have grown up with Ramona Quimby, Henry Huggins, Ralph Mouse, and all of their friends, families, and assorted pets. Beverly Cleary continues to capture the hearts and imaginations of children of all ages throughout the world.

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