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Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary

Ramona the Pest (1968)

by Beverly Cleary

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Series: Ramona Quimby (2)

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Ramona the Pest is a chapter book about a girl named Ramona who is starting Kindergarten soon and she is overly excited. It shows her journey of starting the Kindergarten and the many new things she learns. Ramona the Pest has a few illustrations every few chapters. The illustrations are in black and white and looked to be drawn with a pen. Teachers can use this book to read to students about the journey of starting Kindergarten or a good book for students to read on their own. My interpretation of this book is that Kindergarten can be a scary time, but also exciting too. Many people could probably relate a lot to Ramona. ( )
  s.vang | Nov 28, 2015 |
48 months - Ramona is always entertaining. Fingers crossed she's not giving O any ideas for pre-school in September! Oy! ( )
  maddiemoof | Oct 20, 2015 |
It was fun to finally read a Ramona book and to get a good reminder of how 5 year olds see the world. ( )
  EllsbethB | Sep 13, 2015 |
girls, classics, real girls, spunky girls, early chapter books
  Tasharoo | Apr 16, 2015 |
Not ADHD and not a brat. Just a healthy, lively child who is sometimes impulsive but always means well. Well, ok, in the books that focused on Henry and Beezus she seemed brattier - but then, those were told from their pov and so she would seem that way. And she was younger in them, so she was naturally more self-centered ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Apr 14, 2015 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Cleary, Beverlyprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Darling, LouisIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dockray, TracyIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rogers, JacquelineIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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"I am not a pest," Ramona Quimby told her big sister Beezus.
She was not going to pick up her crayons.  Nobody could make her pick up her crayons.  Nobody. Not her father nor her mother.  Not even the principal.  Not even God.
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The engaging tale of young Ramona Quimby's first days in kindergarten, Ramona the Pest takes a pint-sized perspective on the trials and delights of beginning school. Ramona can't wait to learn all the important things. But she's disappointed when her teacher can't fill in missing parts of story lines, such as how Mike Mulligan (of Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel) went to the bathroom while digging the basement of the town hall. Nonetheless, Ramona loves her teacher, and loves going to school in spite of the torments--having to wear hand-me-down boots, for example, or having to (sometimes) suppress the urge to pull on another girl's "boing-boing" curls. Ramona's energetic take on life appeals to children who have passed through this stage, or who are dealing with a kindergarten-age sibling who is exhibiting Ramona-ish tendencies. (Ages 7 to 12) --Richard Farr

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Ramona meets lots of interesting people in kindergarten class, like Davy whom she keeps trying to kiss and Susan whose springy curls seem to ask to be pulled.

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