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Ramona and Her Mother: A National Book Award Winner (Ramona, 5)

(Book #5 in the Ramona Quimby Series)

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This warm-hearted story of a mother's love for her spirited young daughter is told beautifully by Newbery Medal-winning author Beverly Cleary. Ramona Quimby is no longer seven, but not quite eight.... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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5 ratings

**[My] Review**

I chose this book because I like the Ramona books. THe book was about Ramona and she wanted to be close to her mother but Beezus was a Mama's girl. My favorite character was Ramona and the reason is because she is very annoying and so I am. I like the part when she was mad at her mom and her sister for doing something to her, so she went to the bathroom and squirted toothpaste everywhere.

Ramona's struggle for her Mother.

At 7 and a half Ramona Quimby tries hard to contribute to keeping the family peace. Usually, she ends up being the cause of every uproar and incident in the house despite her efforts. One could never say Ramona's life is dull. She's always up to something from dying herself blue, watching while her young neighbor flings Kleenex around the house, squeezing an entire tube of toothpaste into the bathroom sink, to wearing her soft new pajamas to school one day. All she wants is her Mother's attention and recognition as she struggles for a place in her mother's heart, as she has begun to worry that she might be unlovable. Beverly Cleary's undeniable gift for understanding the web of thoughts and emotions scrambling around in a child's mind and heart is remarkable. Luckilyher novels will be around for a long time yet to come.

It is a great book

This book was really good. I really liked it when Ramonasquirted out the whole tube of toothpaste. Ramona is a fungirl. I like Ramona so much that if she were a real person,I would be her best friend. I think that everybody shouldread this book and other Ramona books, they are just wonderful!

"nobody likes Ramona"

Actually, EVERYONE likes Ramona, because she, like all of us, feels unliked at times, and we all identify with her. This book is great and I especially like the flashback where Beezus accuses Ramona of having ruined her checker game 3 years earlier, Ramona denies it hotly (she just doesn't remember), and feels rejected when her mother sides with Beezus.Wonderful book!

A very good book

I am 8 years old. This is the first Ramona book that I have read. I liked it because it was funny. I liked when Ramona gave Willa Jean a present that was a box of tissues and she threw them everywhere.

Ramona and Her Mother Mentions in Our Blog

Ramona and Her Mother in 5 of the Best and Worst Moms in Children’s Literature
5 of the Best and Worst Moms in Children’s Literature
Published by Ashly Moore Sheldon • May 03, 2022

Whether wicked or wonderful, mothers loom large in kid lit. In our recent survey about childhood reading experiences, we asked people to identify the best and worst mothers from the stories they enjoyed as kids. Here we reflect on some of the standouts from each category.

Ramona and Her Mother in The Magic of Mamas: 10 Picture Books Celebrating all Kinds of Mothers
The Magic of Mamas: 10 Picture Books Celebrating all Kinds of Mothers
Published by Ashly Moore Sheldon • May 05, 2021

There's no one right way to be a mom. With Mother's Day right around the corner, what better way to celebrate all the many different ways that moms love their kids. Here are ten picture books that do just that.

Ramona and Her Mother in Remembering the Life of Beverly Cleary
Remembering the Life of Beverly Cleary
Published by Tracie Egelston • April 12, 2021

Her characters are timeless, funny, and heart-warming. They are real life characters who we can all learn a thing or two from, young and old. These are the characters created by prolific children's author Beverly Cleary. Today on her birthday, pick up a Beverly Cleary book or any fun children's book and read it for the nostalgia, read it to your children, have your children read it to you or by themselves, and to celebrate her Drop Everything And Read Day legacy.

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