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Monday, March 7, 2011

BOOK REVIEW: Beezus and Ramona

TITLE: Beezus and Ramona
SERIES: Ramona Quimby Series, Book #1
AUTHOR: Beverly Cleary
ILLUSTRATOR: Tracy Dockray
PUBLISHER: Scholastic
DATE OF PUBLICATION: March 1, 2000 (first published 1955)
FORMAT: Paperback, 160 pages
GENRE: Juvenile Fiction


Beezus Quimby tries very hard to be patient with her little sister, but four-year-old Ramona has the habit of doing the most unpredictable, annoying, embarrassing things in the world. How many nine-year-old girls have to put up with a silly little sister who hops around in rabbit ears and bakes a rubber doll into her sister's birthday cake? Sometimes Beezus doesn't like Ramona very much, and that makes her feel very guilty. Sisters are supposed to love each other, but pesky little Ramona just doesn't seem very lovable to Beezus.


I read this book aloud to my daughters.

Cleary was one of my favourite authors as a child, and I loved the Ramona Quimby series. It was a pleasure to re-read this one with my girls. Ramona is hilarious, and we all laughed out loud at her antics. My girls are nearly the same age as Ramona and Beezus in this book, so it was especially fun for them to read how other sisters their own age relate to each other...and maybe they see that they don't have it so bad :)

We will be reading the rest of the series together.

MY RATING: 4 stars!

This book qualifies as:
#14 for my 2011 100+ Reading Challenge
#6 for my 1st In a Series Challenge 2011


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