Beezus and Ramona

Written by Beverly Cleary
Illustrated by Louis Darling

Reviewed by Olivia N. (age 9)

This book is so good I would give it four thumbs up! It is a funny book because Ramona is an impossible little sister and she ruins everything. The story is about two sisters fighting all through the book. Ramona is always getting on Beezus's nerves. When Ramona doesn't get her way she throws a tantrum. When Beezus and her friend Harry are playing checkers, Ramona rides her tricycle as fast as she can through their game.

My favorite part is when Ramona ruins two of her sister's birthday cakes and her grandmother has to get another one. She brings all kinds of presents for Beezus.

When I read this book I began to wonder if Beezus and Ramona would ever quit fighting. Ramona reminds me of my cousin, Jillian who is three and Beezus reminds me of myself because I am always yelling at my cousin. Once a book got ripped and Jillian said I had done it. This was like when Ramona scribbled her name in a library book and she said Beezus was the meanest sister.

When I was reading the part about Ramona dragging a string behind her, pretending that there was a lizard named Ralph, it really made me giggle.

I would recommend this book for third graders and up to sixth for those who enjoy funny books. The author makes you want to discover what will happen between Beezus and Ramona. So why don't you check out the book.

Olivia N. is a student in Ms. Welty's 3rd Grade Class
2003-2004