Beezus and Ramona

Beezus and Ramona

eBook - 2008
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Beezus' biggest problem is her 4-year-old sister Ramona. Even though Beezus knows sisters are supposed to love each other, with a sister like Ramona, it seems impossible.
Publisher: Pymble, NSW ; New York : HarperCollins e-books, 2008
ISBN: 9780061684906
0061684902
9780061684913
0061684910
Branch Call Number: Overdrive eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Dockray, Tracy - Illustrator

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VANROGS
Jun 30, 2015

" But the first bite tastes best." -Ramona

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VANROGS
Jun 30, 2015

"No, I just powdered it, these are my powder puffs ." -Ramona

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VANROGS
Jun 30, 2015

"They look so silly. Whoever heard of an Easter bunny in September?" - Beezus

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VANROGS
Jun 30, 2015

" I like jelly on my mashed potatoes"

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Bob Quimby: Ramona, your sister has a report card. Doesn't that mean you should have one too?
Ramona Quimby: Uh... No.

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Beezus: Who could ever love someone named Beezus?
Ramona Quimby: Jesus?

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IntrovertReader
Oct 12, 2020

Beezus is a responsible nine-year-old who enjoys helping her mother with chores; attending her painting class; sewing; and playing checkers with her neighbor, Henry. Her younger sister, four-year-old Ramona, is a whole different personality. Ramona is noisy and opinionated and not shy in the least. She loves to follow Beezus around but she’s always causing trouble! Beezus is horrified to realize that she doesn’t always love her sister.

I’m 42 as I write this so it’s been 30 – 35 years since I read any of Beverly Cleary’s books. I always enjoyed them as a child, and can clearly picture exactly where they were on my local library’s shelves. I called it a good library day when I found a new one. Who am I kidding? Every library visit was a good library day, but those were exceptional library days. I was amazed by how much of this book actually came back as I read it. The birthday cake, the party, the apples, the visit to the library…. These books are still very much present in my subconscious.

In thinking back to the Ramona books, I always remember Ramona and her antics most clearly. She’s a little firecracker. She still had me laughing out loud on this re-read, all these years later! I’ve always associated Ramona with my younger sister and I still see the two in each other. My sister was a handful too! Beezus as a character never stood out as much in my memory but I’m definitely a Beezus, the quiet girl who doesn’t want to make waves.

As an older reader, I find it astonishing how much freedom these young children had. Beezus would take Ramona to the park and leave her in the sandbox, completely unsupervised, while she was in her art class. They wandered freely for quite a distance from home. What a difference in social norms between those days (1950s and ‘60s) and these.

If you’ve never had the pleasure of reading Beverly Cleary’s books, give any of them a try. This one is a great place to start. If, like me, you need some comfort reading, rest assured that these old favorites have stood the test of time and they’re ready to bring a little childlike joy back to you.

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vgatsuk
Jun 25, 2020

I haven't read this book in a while, but I remember it, and it was great!

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bibliomum
Sep 03, 2018

Ramona is such a timeless character. So much spunk and imagination, you can’t help but love her. A must read, at any age!

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jayne_priya
Jul 28, 2015

Hilarious book

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VANROGS
Jun 30, 2015

The things Ramona does are funny like when she pushed the "whitch" in the oven .

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Grabbooks
May 08, 2015

Cute book for my daughter

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DreDre
Mar 19, 2015

Ramona is hilarious and has lots of imagination. She keeps her Mother on her toes and annoys the heck out of her sister Beezus. A laugh out loud read that is sure to uplift your spirits and warm your heart.

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H21122803
Jan 22, 2015

I loved beezus and ramona because my mum read it when she was a girl and she loved it. I understand Ramona, so enjoy the books.

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JeanL
Sep 08, 2013

I loved this book as a kid. I think now reading it as an adult, this one feels more dated. I am not sure if kids relate as much to Beezus because she doesn't act like many of present-day eight or nine-year-olds (not sure what age she is). I think the emotions are still true and very important, just not always the thoughts and actions. Still worthwhile if you can keep your child's interest.

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Medina12
Feb 22, 2013

i remember when i was growing up that the first chapter book i read was Beezus and Ramona. this book is so funny and i still read it today. no other book comes close to this one. Beverly Cleary is an amazing author. Ramona defiantly reminds me of myself!!

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VANROGS
Jun 30, 2015

Big sister Beezus Quimby tries to be patient with her 4 year old little sister, Ramona, but it isn't easy, not when Ramona powders her nose with marshmallows and invites her nursery school class over to a party without telling her family. Sometimes Beezus doesn't like Ramona, but the girls are sisters and that means they will always love each other, just not every single minute.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 26, 2012

"Beatrice Quimby's biggest problem was her little sister Ramona."[4] Beatrice, called Beezus for short, is a serious, responsible girl who wants to be good big sister. But sometimes it's just too hard. Four-year-old Ramona can be very exasperating. Sometimes she does silly things that embarrass Beezus, like walking to the library wearing Easter bunny ears and hopping like a rabbit—in September. Or getting their friend Henry Huggins' dog locked inside their bathroom when he comes over to play chequers with Beezus.

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