Beezus and RamonaBook - 1955
Having a little sister like four-year-old Ramona isn't always easy for Beezus Quimby. With a wild imagination, disregard for order, and an appetite for chaos, Ramona makes it hard for Beezus to be the responsible older sister she knows she ought to be...especially when Ramona threatens to ruin Beezus's birthday party. Newbery Medal winner Beverly Cleary delivers a humorous tale of the ups and downs of sisterhood. Both the younger and older siblings of the family will enjoy this book.
"An important reminder of the good that can come when you throw yourself fully into any situation and draw outside the lines," says Brightly.com in their article "12 Girls from Fiction Who Are Their Own Heroes."
Supports the Common Core State Standards
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"They look so silly. Whoever heard of an Easter bunny in September?" - Beezus
Bob Quimby: Ramona, your sister has a report card. Doesn't that mean you should have one too?
Ramona Quimby: Uh... No.
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violet_pony_769 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 10
yellow_turtle_148 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 4
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Big sister Beezus Quimby tries to be patient with her 4 year old little sister, Ramona, but it isn't easy, not when Ramona powders her nose with marshmallows and invites her nursery school class over to a party without telling her family. Sometimes Beezus doesn't like Ramona, but the girls are sisters and that means they will always love each other, just not every single minute.
"Beatrice Quimby's biggest problem was her little sister Ramona." Beatrice, called Beezus for short, is a serious, responsible girl who wants to be good big sister. But sometimes it's just too hard. Four-year-old Ramona can be very exasperating. Sometimes she does silly things that embarrass Beezus, like walking to the library wearing Easter bunny ears and hopping like a rabbit—in September. Or getting their friend Henry Huggins' dog locked inside their bathroom when he comes over to play chequers with Beezus.
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