Kid Konnection: Beezus and Ramona


Cash, my six year old, has really gotten interested in chapter books in the past couple of weeks. The first one we read together was Beezus and Ramona by Beverly Cleary. Before we were even halfway finished with it, he declared it his favorite chapter book ever. Did I mention it was the first chapter book we read? Beezus and Ramona

I thought it would be fun to have Cash review each chapter book we read from a kid’s point of view and I’ll review it from the parent’s point of view. I just started with three simple questions for Cash this time. If you can think of any more, I'd love to hear suggestions.

Cash’s review:

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

Who was your favorite character and why? Ramona because she does silly stuff like put her doll in the oven.

What was your favorite part of the book? When Ramona put her doll in the oven.

Mommy’s review:

Four year old Ramona is always messing stuff up and driving her nine year old big sister Beezus crazy. This book was published in 1955 and has stood the test of time. I remember reading Ramona books when I was little and loving them so I was thrilled when Cash wanted to read this book. He loved it. He can relate to Beezus because he has a four year old little brother who can be pretty ornery just like Ramona. I can relate to Ramona’s mother feeling exasperated and not knowing what to do with her at times! This was a really fun book to read together – Cash was literally laughing out loud. In addition to being entertaining, this book has a very nice message about how it’s okay to not always feel loving toward your younger sibling when they are driving you crazy and offers hope for the older sibling that things will get better as the younger sibling gets older. I highly recommend this book.

(Every Saturday, Booking Mama hosts a feature called Kid Konnection — a regular weekend feature about anything related to children's books.)

  • Julie P.

    This is such a fun book. I love that you both reviewed it and I think the interview questions worked really well! Thanks for sharing!

  • bermudaonion (Kathy)

    I think your questions are perfect and I loved hearing Cash’s point of view. You certainly can’t go wrong with Beverly Cleary!