Book Review: Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary

Author: Beverly Cleary
Title: Ramona the Pest
Narrator: Stockard Channing
Publication Info: HarperAudio (2010) – originally published in 1968
Books Read by the Same Author: Ramona and Her Father, Beezus and Ramona

In the second book of the Ramona series, Ramona begins kindergarten with much excitement, and while she’s eager to learn to read and write and loves her teacher, trouble follows her everywhere.  Among her problems are being to told to sit in a seat “for the present” and expecting a gift, the temptation to pull the springy curls on her classmates head, declaring herself on Halloween to be “the baddest witch” and managing to frighten herself, and becoming a kindergarten drop out.  Ramona feels ever so true to life with her kid logic and motivations and the book is laugh-out-loud funny.

Rating: ****

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