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Ramona and Her Mother : Audio CD

(Ramona Quimby #5)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  22,759 ratings  ·  528 reviews
Ramona and Her Mother : Audio CD
Ramona would dearly love to be "her mother's girl," like her big sister, Beezus. Wouldn't that make Ramona feel good? A "School Library Journal" Best Book of the Year. Unabridged. 4 CDs.
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Published April 10th 2007 by Listening Library (first published 1979)
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I'm not able to think about Laura Ingels Wilder's "Little House" books objectively because when I hear a title or see one of the covers, I am brought back to my childhood bedroom and I can feel the weight of my mom at the end of my bed while she read aloud those books.

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
M.M. Strawberry Library & Reviews
Once again, Beverly Clearly does it with the character of Ramona, making it easy for readers to connect with this 7-year old girl. She manages to capture the struggles of that age. Though it was longer ago than I care to think about, I remember being 7, and the struggles I had when I was expected to act more mature, but still had to follow the same rules as I did before and chafed at being treated like a "baby" while dealing with pesky younger siblings and/or cousins. The struggle is real, you g ...more
Julia Winknler
Jan 31, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
At 7 and a half, with working parents and a sister at "a difficult age," Ramona Quimby tries hard to do her part to keep family peace. Usually, however, she ends up behind every uproarious incident in the house. Whether she's dying herself blue, watching while her young neighbor flings Kleenex around the house, or wearing her soft new pajamas to school one day (under her clothes, of course), Ramona's life is never dull. Through it all, she is struggling for a place in her mother's heart, worried ...more
I love how complex we see the family relationships and situations are. That a haircut out of the house is such a luxury.

But the kicker for me was mom coming in and helping Ramona pack to run away. Actual LOL.
Shannon Hayes
Dec 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As a farming, homeschooling, radical homemaking Mama, I will happily go on record stating my distate for the likes of Junie B. Jones and Judy Moody. The modern sisters to Ramona Quimby, Junie and Judy, in my opinion, are simply brats living in a world that I'd prefer not to share with my daughters (although, I must admit, they rather enjoy them). But enter Ramona Quimby, and we are all on the same page. We all relate much more more with Ramona's mishaps and adventures, because they are based on ...more
Jan 31, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The fifth book in the Ramona series focuses on Ramona and her mother.
At the start the family has invited some of their neighbors over to celebrate Mr. Quimby finding a job at the supermarket. Ramona, of course is expected to entertain Willa Jean.
I loved the chapter about the parent's argument, and fears that the sister have as they try to sleep that night.
The great hair argument was very funny, and will appeal to people of all age's.
My favorite is Ramona wearing her pajamas to school. I love
Apr 26, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
We started reading the series of books starring Ramona Quimby, Beezus, Henry and their friends a few years ago, but we never made too much progress. We intended to read more, but we always chose something else.

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. Despite
May 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Ramona books were a big part of my childhood reading, but I hadn't revisited Ramona and Her Mother in a couple of decades. Boy does this book hold up! When I played the audiobook for my kids on a road trip, I laughed and cried. And I didn't even particularly like this narrator (Stockard Channing), so full credit goes to Beverly Clearly, who is a genius at understanding the soul of a child. I can't think of a fictional character who is more real and more lovable than Ramona Quimby. Every word ...more
This is at times a touching, funny, relatable tale of Ramona when she is 7 and a half.

Beverly Cleary as an amazing talent for writting about everyday life in an amusing, way, but also writes about life's little hardships that don't seem so little when you are living them.

Enjoyed this book immensely!
Nov 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Once again, Cleary pulled up incidents from my own past. Seven-year-old Ramona admits that she's always wanted to pull Kleenex out of a box, just for the joy of pulling them. Then she wants to squeeze a new tube of toothpaste, sculpting a shape from the long white 'worm' that keeps growing. My sister was intrigued with powder in a powder mitt. Locked in the bathroom, she put a pat of powder in each of the tiles that covered the walls. Ramona would have approved.

Here's the opening sen
Jan 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think I really enjoyed this. Even though she is a punk I like it.
Aug 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love it so read aloud to the whole family. Parents so relatable! Ramona so rascally wise! I love when my beloved books as a kid remain beloved. BC is a goddess genius of liturature!
No one captures the epitome of a precocious little firecracker of a girl better than Beverly Cleary! I read my first ‘Ramona’ book when I was in the 2nd grade (“Ramona Quimby, Age 8” – still my favorite) and my enjoyment of them has not waned in the slightest 21 years later! I absolutely adore these books. They convey such a warm sense of family, even when times are tough (and they have to “scrimp and pinch to make ends meet”). Cleary’s ability to write from the perspective of a “seven and a hal ...more
Jul 27, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I feel awful giving this book three stars. I think this series is the best ever! But my girls and I are listening to the series on audiotape (read by Stockard Channing), and I just didn't enjoy this one as much as the others. My girls think the toothpaste incident was hilarious, and are still talking about it...I take a deep breathe everytime I walk into the bathroom now.

I think what I didn't like about this book so much is that its real - the bad haircut, the struggle to be understood, the per
Kris - My Novelesque Life
Want to do a reread so will review at that time.
May 30, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I look forward to reading this one to my girls.
Carrie ReadingtoKnow
Another win from Beverly Cleary! She really wrote amazingly memorable characters. My kids are begging me through this series. They think Ramona "fun!", "funny!", "enjoyable!", etc., etc. Honestly I had no plans to read through the Ramona series this year but the kids would seem to have us well on our way to doing it. These books have made for wonderful read aloud times!
Aug 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I chose this for a reading challenge prompt, "Reread a favorite book from your childhood." Wow, Beverly Cleary had such an amazing insight into the way children think and perceive their world. I remember clearly being on Team Ramona before, but now I have more appreciation for her tired parents, haha.
Tamara York
Read aloud to my 7 and 9 year old. So happy to share these childhood favorites with my kids. They are even better read as an adult. This is the Year of Ramona in our house. We are 5 books in, 3 to go.
Elizabeth Schwertfuehrer
Read aloud with Tara. I can acts remember some of the parts from when I read it as a little girl. All the feels. 💕
Lindsay Wilcox
Jul 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This one is a favorite, and Henry and Norah loved it, too. Who can’t relate to wanting to be a fireman and putting your clothes over your pajamas?
Havebooks Willread
Such a fun little series. The kids laugh quite a bit. . .and Aryana asks if she is like Ramona. rueful chuckle
Amanda Morrison
I'm currently reading these books (out of order) with my youngest daughter. I know I read them when I was young, but besides the toothpaste tube incident, I didn't really remember much.
Nov 04, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition's perhaps most respected reviewer, Dr. M of the department of theoretical physics and Pooh-studies, has perhaps written his most eloquent entry on the 1965 science fiction blockbuster, DUNE. M relates how it is the world, rather than the book, which has changed, such that if written today, the book would seem to be an endorsement of radical Islamic politicism, led by a charismatic leader, whereas at the time--and therefore now inaccessible to the younger reader, was the fact that t ...more
Ramona and her mother:
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
Britt Guild
Apr 21, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's impossible to say I am reading children's literature without including a book written by Beverly Cleary. I remember reading through every Ramona Quimby book as a child feeling like she and I were alike in so many ways. I began to journal regularly from 6th grade on because Ramona Quimby had a journal. I haven't stopped writing yet.

Ramona and Her Mother is a great book not only for a young girl to read but for a mother of young girls to read. I was obviously drawn to the relation
Jennifer Margulis
Apr 25, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Beverly Cleary's books were among the first chapter books I ever read to myself after I learned to read. I have re-read some to my older children (before Goodreads was invented), our family has listened to the audiobooks during car trips, and now I've just finished reading this one -- Ramona and Her Mother -- out loud to my 4-year-old daughter. It's the first chapter book my daughter has ever had read to her, and she really loved it (though she would have liked more pictures.)

Poor Ramona. Big S
Erin R
Ramona Quimby feels that her mother just does not love her as much as her older sister, Beezus (Beatrice). She works hard to stay out of trouble, but when you are seven and a half, that is just plain hard to do. Plus family relationships are strained for everyone as Mr. Quimby has just started a terrible new job, Beezus is entering her teen years, and Mrs. Quimby struggles to balance the needs of the family with her own full-time employment. Poor misunderstood Ramona learns that life is just not ...more
Apr 03, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Beverly Cleary (born April 12, 1916) is the author of over 30 books for young adults and children. Her characters are normal children facing challenges that many of us face growing up, and her stories are liberally laced with humour. Some of her best known and loved characters are Ramona Quimby and her sister Beatrice ("Beezus"), Henry Huggins, and Ralph S. Mouse.

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Other books in the series

Ramona Quimby (8 books)
  • Beezus and Ramona (Ramona, #1)
  • Ramona the Pest (Ramona, #2)
  • Ramona the Brave (Ramona, #3)
  • Ramona and Her Father (Ramona, #4)
  • Ramona Quimby, Age 8 (Ramona, #6)
  • Ramona Forever (Ramona, #7)
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“All her life she had wanted to squeeze the toothpaste really squeeze it,not just one little squirt...The paste coiled and swirled and mounded in the washbasin. Ramona decorated the mound with toothpaste roses as if it was a toothpaste birthday cake” 21 likes
“Willa Jean, pleased to have her grandmother on her side, set a red checker on top of a black checker. “Your turn,” she said to Ramona as if she were being generous.” 0 likes
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