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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2008

    Remines You Why You Love to Read

    I thought The Beloved Dearly was truely a excellent read for people who enjoy good neighborhood kids books and those of you who just love to read. I really enjoyed the book! If you liked this book, try reading the sequel, now that's a GOOD book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2007

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    Ernie's a 12 year old child who's mother died and his dad's pretending she didn't, which makes it worst. He's into doing business, which gets him into trouble. He hires a tom-boy fora sceem he's doing, for the position of a 'cry baby'. Simmingpool, the tom-boy, is the money maker for the business,her family has some issues. Her brother keeps running away, her parents are never home and the rest of her brothers are so mean to her. Ernie's always trying to find a quick buck, which he finds himself in trouble, most of the time. This business sceem is for childrens dead pets, pet funerals. He hires a child named Dusty, to create the funeral boxes, another child named tony to dig the holes. his prize find was Swimmingpool, a tom-boy who can cry on que. Business is great for Ernie, until he loses Swimmingpool over a raise and the business falls apart. Then Red ,Ernies dad, finds out after he tells Ernie not to do any more sceems,so now Ernie's grounded, after a few days Red comes to his senses, after their dog dies, to allow him to do the business. Fuller Sreet is the street Ernie lives on and where the abandoned lot's located down the alley from his house. Ernie and Swimmingpool are both 12, Dusty's 9 and Tony's7or8.{book's published in 2003,this is a fiction book} The moral of this story is obey your parents the first time they tell you something because they might let you off the hook the first time but when you keep on doingit you'll get in more and more trouble. I really liked this story, because I thought it was really funny and I love comedy.This is a story about friendships, losses,and business. I'd reccomend it for both girls and boys. It was a fast read, has 30 chaptersznd 183 pages. I thought I could connect with the story because I used to look for a quick buck with my brother and friends. I've read not many books with a sceeming child in it, if I did the child never sceemed people for their money again. i thin k children in the world could connect with Ernie because they might be looking for a quick buck, but they might be doing it for the right reason.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2005

    Fall in love with reading

    Great! Funny! Endearing! Memories! If you want a book like that, read or listen to this one! this is one of the sweetest, warm your heart stories that I have ever listened to. I work at a small branch library, so I have access to a lot of books. As I was checking in books one day the 'book on tape' version of 'Beloved Dearly' was in the drop box. I saw the title and illustration and it grabbed my attention right away. I guess it reminded me of my childhood. I started listening to it on the way home. What a delightful story. I was laughing so hard I could hardly drive. The next morning while I was taking my granddaughter to school and listening to the story, she ask me what I was listening too. She started listening to it and made me start all over again. Each day we would listen to the Ernie, Dusty and CryBaby have crisis after crisis. We were laughing and discussing each character to and from school. It was like the kids lived in our neighborhood. The kids reminded me of my childhood. This story brought back all the goofy things my cousins and I did as kids.One Thanksgiving we took all the leftovers from Thanksgiving dinner and made a booth out in front of my grandmother's house and was selling the food to people driving by. Boy, did we ever get in trouble when someone went to get a pieace of my grandmother's delicious pie and there was none left. If you want a funny, loving story that brings back memories of days gone by and of a life that was simplier, pick up this book. I guarantee you will want to read until it the end and then be disappointed that it did. I recommend this book to kids and adults alike.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2004

    A funny book about friendship and buisness

    Ernie is a 12 year old boy who is always looking for fast cash.One day Ernie finds a abandoned lot were he gets a idea to hold pet funeruls there. He hires Dusty the strangest kid in the neighborhood to decorate the burial boxes. But that isn't what makes buisness going, Swimming Pool a tomboy who cries a river makes buisness going by.Everything is going great until Ernie loses Swimming Pool in a raise to get buisness in shape. A fun filling journey about friendship and buisness.

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