ë Ramona the Pest ã Download by ✓ Beverly Cleary

ë Ramona the Pest ã Download by ✓ Beverly Cleary This Is The Second Title In The Hugely Popular Series About Ramona Quimby Ramona Doesn T Think She S A Pest She Knows That She Isn T A Pest On Purpose So How In The World Does Ramona Get In Trouble Why Does Davy Run Away Whenever Ramona Comes Near Him And How Does She Manage To Disrupt The Whole Kindergarten Class During Their Rest Time Beverly Cleary Is One Of America S Most Popular Authors And Has Won Many Prestigious Awards, Including The American Library Association S Laura Ingalls Wilder Award Ramona the Pest Is Being Published To Coincide With The Publication Of The Lastest Ramona Title, Ramona S World No matter what others said, she never thought she was a pest The people who called her a pest were always bigger and so they could be unfair Ramona the Pest, P 10 Things had such an unexpected way of turning out all wrong Ramona the Pest, P 79 This book far exceeded my expectations of how good it would be For many years Beverly Cleary has proven herself to have a striking understanding of exactly what it means to be a kid, and she succeeds with perhaps or at least equal stunning skill in the pages of this book than in any other that she has written I have never been a Kindergarten girl, but I identified with Ramona s problems and joys just as closely as if I not only had been a Kindergarten girl at one time, but still was one Beverly Cleary has a rare and special ability to bring the emotions of her characters home to the reader, no matter who that reader might be, because anyone who has feelings will recognize their own misunderstood parts in Ramona s personality Ramona the Pest is quite funny, and touching, as well, and the story is constructed so deftly and with such heart that it is hard to imagine a reader who would not be won over by Beverly Cleary and Ramona I might still slightly favor Ramona Quimby, Age 8 , but this one is right there in the same discussion Ramona the Pest is a nice, easy flowing read, and a book that I will remember fondly for a long time As the tagline says on the cover, Anyone who calls Ramona a pest just doesn t understand Ramona I am happy to say that I think I do understand Ramona, and I would not think of calling her a pest People who called her a pest did not understand that a littler person sometimes had to be a little bit noisier and a little bit stubborn in order to be noticed at all Ramona the Pest, P 162 The second book in the Ramona series finds her starting kindergarten It is wonderful to watch as she starts school In her word s she is finally growing up.
There is new characters in this book, like Miss Binney, Ramona s new teacher Ramona loves her new teacher, and feels Miss Binney can do no wrong There is also Howie, and Davy, who Ramona longs to kiss, and Susan who has hair that is temptation for Ramona s hands There are so many delightful moments in this book, one of my favorites is Ramona getting new rain boots, and the trouble she gets into with them It s a great book for kids, and kids at heart.
Me 4 starsDaughter age 6 4 starsThis was a winner for my 6 year old daughter Normally we read picture books before bed each night, but I started this chapter book as a change of pace now that school has started up again She s always excited to read at night, but seemed so with this book waiting for her as she was excited to see what would happen to Ramona next Her favorite part was the ending where Ramona read the letter she received from her kindergarten teacher asking her to come back to school because she was missed.
My favorite parts were the pulling of Susan s springy curls and how Ramona admitted that she would not be able to not pull Susan s curls.
My son s favorite part, remembering back when he read this same book, was Ramona making an engagement ring out of a slimy worm by wrapping the worm around her finger I think we will continue with some library picture books this week, then maybe start the other Ramona book we have next week.
True confession I thought a lot of Ramona s pest behavior was horrible, even while I strongly suspected that I was guilty of the same thing In Margaret Donaldson s quintessential Children s Minds, she discusses the importance of decentering in the language we use with children Teachers know than students, and thus often make false assumptions about shared knowledge The better you know something, the risk there is of behaving egocentrically in relation to your knowledge Donaldson finds an example of such egocentric behavior in a story from Laurie Lee s autobiography Cider with Rosie After his first day at school, Lee furiously tells his mother that he had been cheated He was told to sit there for the present Yet he never received his present I sat there all day but I never got it I ain t going back there again Where Piaget claims young children s inability to communicate well is a result of their inability to decenter, Donaldson turns that premise around in citing Lee We sometimes miss children s true potential because we assume they understand our language We could get better responses and better learning if we really listened and thought about how we are saying what we are saying.
Donaldson s use of Laurie Lee s anecdote had a powerful effect on me Then, at a talk by Marcia Henry, the author of the indispensable Unlocking Literacy, Henry brought up the impact Donaldson s citing of Cider with Rosie had on her Donaldson, Henry and I could have found the same example of egocentric language in Beverly Cleary s Ramona the Pest, in which Miss Binney tells Ramona on her first day of kindergarten to sit here for the present The difference is that Miss Binney realizes the source of confusion, and shocks Ramona by apologizing to her in front of the class I m sorry.
It s all my fault I should have used different words Miss Binney is a cool teacher, unlike Laurie Lee s, and for that matter Ramona s first grade teacher, Mrs Griggs, whom we meet in Ramona the Brave All of the above leads to my conclusion that the Ramona books, which follow Ramona Quimby from preschool into fourth grade, are just as valuable as texts for early education and child psychology as any other work Cleary lets us in on the way children think and how their thinking develops with great insight, and of course, great humor.
Consider Cleary s treatment of this novel s eponymous moniker, despised by Ramona Ramona did not consider herself a pest People who called her a pest did not understand that a littler person sometimes had to be a little bit noisier and a little bit stubborn in order to be noticed at all Highly recommended.
Oh the dawnzer lee light I literally laughed the entire first chapter, remembering it being read to me as a kid at some point Then I wondered the entire last chapter how it was that Ramona got away with not going to school Her mom must have really had an interesting conversation with someone to make that happen Still holds up Again, a few cultural gender norm issues, but nothing that s beyond what you d expect for a book of this era boys do this and wear that, the gypsy costume mention for Halloween nothing like Little House on the Prairie.
I read this book out loud with my middle child the currently 5 year old Gwennie.
So Gwennie, what did you think Gwennie Great Dad How many stars should I give it G Uhhhhhh 4 D Why 4 G Uhhh 4 4.
4 Because I liked it a little.
D What did you like about it G I liked abouuuuuuut it When she Uh Kindergarten Drop Out.
D That was your favorite part Gwennie nods D Tell me about something that happened in the book, but it can t be something that happened today G What What did you say I don t remember what you said Said Said Said Said G W E N That spells Gwen.
D Gwennie, this is what I said tell me about something that happened in the book, but it can t be something that happened today.
G When her tooth fell out.
D Where did that happen G It happened ooooonnnnnnn chapter 7 D But where Where was she G Oh She was at school.
D Yesterday you told me your favorite part was something else Do you remember what you told me yesterday G I don t remember What did I told you yesterday Blah Blah blah blah blah etc ad infinitum D Here s a hint I m the G OH YES THE BADDEST WITCH IN THE WORLD D Did you like that part G Oh yes I LOVED that part Even than you, I loved that part.
D Do you mean that you loved that part than I loved that part, or do you mean you love that part than you love me G I don t know What Oh Oh oh oh I loved the part than you loved the part.
D Do you love the Ramona book than you love your dad G Laughs No I love you , Daddy.
D Smiles G Starts singing a mix of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, the Alphabet song and Frozen songs.
D Is there anything else I should add to this review G You should add Gwennie, Gwennie, Gwennie, Gwennie.
D I mean, why should people read this book G Because it s good D Good enough for me.
I just reread this as part of an informal Ramona will save us, as she always has book group with a friend It is, by no accident, the one I reread most as a kid, in which Ramona begins school, has an actually lovable teacher, and decides to drop out after determining said teacher doesn t love her Somebody please, like, knight Beverly Cleary The woman aspires to sainthood.
Although I should probably regret the fact that I relate this much to a five year old, I continue to take comfort in the commonalities, as long as the five year old in question is my girl, Ramona Quimby.