Ramona the Pest

Front Cover
Harper Collins, Apr 1, 1968 - Juvenile Fiction - 208 pages
43 Reviews

At last Beverly Cleary has given Ramona Quimby a book of her own. No longer is she the shy nemesis of Henry Huggins or the exasperating responsibility of Beezus. Instead she is a five-year-old with spirit'and a rare opportunity to explain her side of things.

The story deals with Ramona's entrance into kindergarten, a memorable event for all concerned. Whether Ramona is proving what a good rester she is by snoring delicately during quiet time or whether she is pulling Susan's tempting curls, she makes her presence known. Most of the time Ramona loves her teacher, Miss Binney, wholeheartedly. How Miss Binney feels is anyone's guess. Mrs. Quimby tells her daughter, "She will never forget you as long as she lives."

Nothing seems quite so funny to children as the tales of what they did when they were little. Here then is an account of kindergarten days for readers who have passed that awkward stage. Many will find that Ramona's escapades hilarious; others will be moved by her struggles to make a place for herself in an uncomprehending world.

 

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
17
4 stars
20
3 stars
5
2 stars
0
1 star
1

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - Coffeehag - LibraryThing

Who would have thought that Ramona would be the naughtiest kid in kindergarten? Yet that is exactly what she is. Leave it to Ramona to find new, never before thought of ways to get into trouble, even ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - Amelia_Smith - LibraryThing

I read this book to my kids, the younger of whom is in Kindergarten now. The author did a fabulous job of capturing a 5-year-old's voice and outlook on the world. All in all, the book was delightful ... Read full review

Contents

Ramonas Great Day
1
Show and Tell
37
Seat Work
63
The Substitute
83
Ramonas Engagement Ring
106
The Baddest Witch in the World
134
The Day Things Went Wrong
159
Kindergarten Dropout
180
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1968)

Beverly Cleary was born in McMinnville, Oregon, and until she was old enough to attend school she lived on a farm in Yamhill, a town so small it had no library. Her mother arranged to have books sent to their tiny town from the state library and acted as a librarian in a room over a bank. It was there that Mrs. Cleary learned to love books. Generations of children have grown up with Ramona Quimby, Henry Huggins, Ralph Mouse, and all of their friends, families, and assorted pets. Beverly Cleary continues to capture the hearts and imaginations of children of all ages throughout the world.

Bibliographic information