Book Review: Ramona the Pest

Ramona the Pest Cash’s review:

What did you think of this book? It was good.

Who was your favorite character and why? Ramona because she reminds me of West [his four-year old brother].

What was your favorite part of the book and why? When Ramona hid behind the trash cans because it was silly. Also, when Beezus took Ramona to the principal’s office.

Mommy’s review:

In Ramona the Pest, Ramona starts kindergarten. She loves school and her teacher but still manages to get herself in quite a bit of trouble.

Beverly Cleary gets little kids. There is a scene where Ramona is throwing a tantrum in her room in which Ms. Cleary does a wonderful job of explaining the (irrational) thought process that is going on in Ramona’s mind during the tantrum. I think little kids will find comfort in knowing that they are not the only ones who feel out of control at times. She also understands that children can be very literal and this often leads to misunderstandings and embarrassment for them. This whole book serves to help young readers know that they are not the only ones overwhelmed by the world and new experiences.

Cash and I loved this book and we’re looking forward to the next Ramona book in the series.

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  • Julie P.

    So glad Cash enjoyed this book because I think Ramona is great! Thanks for sharing!

  • Tracey M

    We haven’t read any Ramona books yet, but I like your detailed review. It sounds like it teaches some good ideas.