Ramona and her Mother (Ramona Quimby #5)
Beverly Cleary has given books to each member of the Quimby household except Mrs. Quimby. Now she gets her turn at last in a story that hits the high and low points of a working mother's life as seen from Ramona's seven-and-a-half-year-old viewpoint.
Inevitably domestic tensions, not without their amusing side, occasionally arise. Mr. and Mrs. Quimby sometimes forget who is...more
Our youngest was given the book Ramona the Pest (Ramona Quimby to read by her second grade teacher to practice her reading comprehension and I thought we'd give the series another try.
We listened to this book narrated by Stockard Channing on audio CD on a family road trip to Williamsburg....more
It's not that this book isn't great - it is! - I just didn't find it quite as interesting as the others. Ramona watches her mother and Beezus bond while hosting a brunch and discussing hair, and she feels left out. She yearns for her mother to show her the same type of affection that she shows Beezus.
As a mother, I am always thinking about "fairness"... Of course, I need to...more
This is the 5th book of a series of books called Ramona & Beezus. This book doesn't have a really interesting plot, because it talks about a little girl named Ramona' life. In this book (book n*5) the author talks about Ramona' relationship with her mother. It also talks about how she feel's when people don't pay as much attention to her as when she was small and how her sister Beezus get's all her mother's attention. In this book you will read some of the sill...more
A nice enough memory to be sure, but more so in light of the fact that things were frequently less than ideal at home. I have a friend that can rattle of pleasant memory after pleasant memory of her childhood while mine frequently...more
Oh ya, di buku ini juga digambarkan dengan baik bagaimana pertengkaran orang tua membuat ana...more
'Spelling was full of traps--blends and silent letters and letters that sounded one way in one word and a different way in another....
'...[H:]er teacher had explained that the class should not be afraid of big words because big words were often made up of li...more
Now that I am on page 92 I definitely feel differently about the book and the way the characters act. Ramona is starting to control her words and emotions better. I feel that way because in the story when the mom hit the dad with a pan because she was mad at him Ramona almost did something. She was about to go and grab her mom’s leg and say, “you hit my daddy.” The book quoted, “she wanted to but did not dare”. I think that she did not do it because she was really scared and because she th...more
Highlights from Ramona and Her Mother include the trip to the hair salon, making slacks for Ella Funt, Ramona wearing her n...more
"Tears came into Ramona's eyes. She felt she could not bear her sister's unhappiness even if she did look nicer than Beezus. That awful stiff hair, the wasted allowance...Ramona no l...more
Everything about this book is human. The way everyone has their own insecurities and flaws. The author doesn't paint Ramona's family as perfect. She illustrates the family through the eyes of Ramona. The story feels genu...more
The "quarrel" chapter seemed unbelievable to me as a kid and still seems unbelievable as an adult. The quarrel seemed really pretty tame, and it is hard to believe that Beezus and Ramona have not seen or heard their parents...more
This book definitely has the cozy yet realistic feel that all the other Ramona books have. Ramona's longing to be understood and cherished by her mother is endearing. She seems to want attention whether she realizes it or not. The running away sc...more
Beverly Cleary was born Beverly At...more