Tuesday is an incredibly special day for the famous author Beverly Cleary as she turns 100!
The witty writer was first published in 1955 and is probably best known for creating characters like Ramona Quimby and Ralph S. Mouse, as well as award-winning works like Dear Mr. Henshaw and Socks.
Cleary may be a century old now, but she's still celebrating at her retirement home with some carrot cake with friends while they watch Discovering Beverly Cleary: An Oregon Art Beat, a new doc that explores her Oregon roots.
While the birthday girl doesn't write anymore, she did admit "it's important for writers to know when to quit," as she reflected on her writing and how she hated typing saying:
"I even got rid of my typewriter. It was a nice one but I hate to type. When I started writing I found that I was thinking more about my typing than what I was going to say, so I wrote it long hand."
As for aging, she says she has "a few aches and pains" and jokes she didn't turn 100 "on purpose." LOLz!
With so many AH-Mazing books though, it's hard to pick which one we like best. Vote and let us know which Cleary book is your favorite (below)!
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