Ramona and Her Mother

Written by Beverly Cleary

Reviewed by Shana L. (age 9)

This book is about a 7 year-old girl named Ramona Quimby. She gets into lots of trouble and is very funny. One day she wears her pajamas to school and her teacher tells her to take them off and put them in a bag. Another day the class makes paper bag owls and a girl named Susan (Ramona calls her "Snoozin Susan") copies her owl. Ramona gets so mad, she scrunches Susan's owl and runs from school.

My favorite part was when Ramona squeezed out a whole tube of toothpaste. When her parents found out, they made her clean it up, put it in a jar, and then use it! I thought it was pretty yucky to have to use "used" toothpaste. Ramona is always finding trouble. I like that about her. She is never boring. I think having a sister like her would be exciting, but maybe annoying too.

I like this book because it is funny. I recommend this book to people who like funny books about real kids and to kids who have a little brother or sister like Ramona.

Shana L. is a student in Ms. Schofield and Mrs. Scanlan's 3rd and 4th grade classes
2001-2002