Ramona Quimby, Age 8
In this Newbery Honor Book from beloved author Beverly Cleary, eight-year-old Ramona Quimby's zest for life is infectious as ever. Whether speaking her mind to her third-grade teacher, or befriending her schoolyard bully, Ramona can't be kept down!
Then one day an embarrassing incident in the classroom leaves Ramona completely humiliated. Can she bounce back from this one?...more
She's in the 3rd grade at a new school. . .
and she still doesn't have her own bike.
She's also stuck in after school care with the cold Mrs. Kemp and the annoying Willa Jean. Her older sister's in the heart of hormonal angst, and her father's taking classes in college, resulting in two parents who are stressed about money.
So, when Ramona accidentally overhears her teacher call her a “show-off” and a “nuisance,” she doesn't know what to do. She can't tur ...more
It begins with Ramona starting the third grade. She is exited because she will be riding the bus by herself. In this book she meets the boy she name's Yard Ape.
The hard part for Ramona is getting along with Willa Jean.
Some of my favorite moments are the hard boiled egg incident, and when the girl's have to make dinner one night, because ...more
Coolest things about Ramona from my memories (books may overlap) :
I loved how she'd pretend that a camera was on her at all times. Just in ca ...more
When I saw RAMONA QUIMBY, AGE 8 on a kindle daily deal, I grabbed it, eager to revisit the girl I’ve loved for half a century. Just as charming as even, third grade Ramona is dealing with her family’s financial difficulties as her father heads back to school to pursue a new c ...more
(Though first let me get out of the way the fact that this IS unquestionably a delightful book, as is the whole Ramona series up to this point. Cleary is a brilliant writer who has crafted a young protagonist who honestly and often humorously depicts the kind of excitement that most people only ever feel when they are young a ...more
The book is still hilarious, but it's an entirely different set of jokes that cracked me up. The book is thick with a deadpan humor that's obviously meant to appeal solely to adults. Mad props to Beverly Cleary for writing something that is literally fun for all ages.
On the darker side, I had forgotten ho ...more
Also, Hobart, oh, uncle Hobart, I was too innocent to realize you were supposed to be cool and hot. Even when you married aunt Bea in the next book, I didn't realize it. Oh well, I don't think Ramona did either.
There is a passage later in the book when Ramona asks her father what he's studying in college and he answers that he's studying Child Psychology and Development. In other words, he's studying ...more
This is a great read!
Ramona’s feelings and behaviours continue to be believable and moving as she and her family deal with her father returning to school and her mother working full time.
One of the enduring lessons communicated here is in how Ramona learns to control her impulses but also how she learns ...more
The last chapter, though, where the old man pays for the family's dinner out made me D:
I love, seriously love, that money comes up over and over. We never see this thing in kid lit today.
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