Ramona the Pest CD (Ramona Quimby (Ramona Quimby #2)
Ramona Quimby is thrilled to be starting kindergarten. She likes a little boy named Davy so much she wants to kiss him, and she loves Susan's beautiful curls so much she wants to pull them to see them boing. Her teacher even promises her a present just for sitting still! So how does Ramona get in trouble? Well, anyone who knows Ramona knows that she is never a pest on pur...more
Beverly Cleary was my favorite author in grade school, so I was really hoping my kids would dig this and give me an excuse to reread the whole Ramona series. We read it at bedtime, and they loved it.
Ramona is a terror. The boys thought she was hilarious. Next up: Ramona the Brave!
So Gwennie, what did you think?
Dad: How many stars should I give it?
G: Uhhhhhh... 4!
D: Why 4?
G: Uhhh... 4! 4.4.4. Because I liked it a little.
D: What did you like about it?
G: I liked abouuuuuuut it. When she. Uh... Kindergarten Drop-Out.
D: That was your favorite part?
D: Tell me about something that happened in the book, but it can't be something that happened today?
G: What? What did y ...more
--Ramona the Pest, P. 10
"Things had such an unexpected way of turning out all wrong."
--Ramona the Pest, P. 79
This book exceeded my expectations with how good it is.
For many years Beverly Cleary has proven herself to have a striking understanding of exactly what it means to be a kid, and she succeeds with perhaps more (or at least equal) stunning sk ...more
Donaldson finds an example of such egocentric behavior in a story from Laurie Lee's autobiography 'Cider with Rosie.' After his first day at school ...more
!! یک سر و سامان
رامونا با خود فکر کرد که سر و سامان حتما یک هدیه است و احساس کرد که دارد از خانم بی نی خوشش می اید
بورلی کلری با رامونا و سایر شخصیت هایی که در مجموعه ...more
Although I should probably regret the fact that I relate this much to a five-year-old, I continue to take comfort in th ...more
I'm going to be a party pooper and say that I'm not sure if I should give this a two or three star review, in spite of other glowing reviews. It was a nostalgic read. I remember the characters well. However, I do not like ...more
I had no idea when it was originally published, although there were several parts of the book that harkened back to an earlier time. I was a bit surprised that Ramona was allowed to be at home by herself and walk alone to scho ...more
This is the story of Ramona's kindergarten year. It can be hard to find chapter books that are worth reading to kindergarteners, but this is it - Ramona actually seems like an actual child who is actually, really, truly in kindergarten! When she's t ...more
“Ramona The Pest,” by Beverly Cleary, is a book about this young girl, Ramona, who is a kindergartener. She defines a five year old perfectly by not only the way she acts but also the way she is around boys having “cooties." I think this is a great book for showing the mind of the average kindergartener.
This book is mainly about Ramona being a pest to everyone and her basically not caring at all. She also calls her older sister Beezus a pest. Starting off with the first day of kindergarten she ...more
I like that she's innocent. She's terribly curious and interested in the world around her. She's definitely stubborn and tries too hard for attention, but she's not mischievous.
That mischievousness is a problem I have with Junie B. Jones and her ilk. The messages from those books seem to be that being sneaky, mouthy, disrespectful...as long as you're clever about it, is a great way to be.
What I like particularly about Ramona the Pest is the way Beverly Cleary explores ...more
Update a couple of weeks later: well, ...more
I need to read this again, because I don't remember much about this book except for the curls... My teacher read it to us in class in like 4th grade. I used to wear my hear curly all the time, and this one kid in my class would constantly come up to me and 'boing' my hair, just like Ramona, and run off laughing as maniacally as you can at that age. I think I ki ...more
Well I was right about the boinging curls (except she wasn't sitting right in front of Ramona). I also found out I remember h ...more
Beverly Cleary was born Beverly At ...more