Ramona Quincy, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary is a realistic fiction book that was published in 1981. Ramona is starting the third grade and she is very excited. She had a new friend named Yard Ape. She has to go to the Kemp‘s house after school and she does not like being nice to little Willa Jean. Ramona one day had thrown up in class and she felt as if her days couldn‘t get any worse than they already were.
Published in 2009, this book is about a girl who faces the many challenges of third grade. It is a relatable fun, light hearted chapter book that opens children up to understanding the character and her feelings. I‘d say the main character is convincing and credible to today‘s children and this can help the reader relate to the characters personalities and struggles.
#HelloThursday | childhood edition 👧🏻
Contingent upon the particular age of childhood, since answers vary greatly from ages 4 to 7 to 10, I‘m basing mine upon the 2nd grade/age 7 era.
1. Ramona Quimby series.
2. Reading in my room, knowing my parents were at the other end of the house, making sure I was safe, cared for,& protected. It was a glorious feeling that I miss so much.
3. Every chore! 😝
4. RockStar Popple; JEM doll; Nintendo
Ooh, today‘s challenge is fun! This isn‘t quite from the year I was born but very close to it and it‘s one of my all-time childhood favourites (does anyone not love Ramona?)
I‘ve already finished one book and if I get my butt in gear, I may be able to finish a second one tonight. So far, so good!
I still love Ramona Quimby. My boys loved her, too. Happy Birthday Beverly Cleary!
Sorry for the late post!
1). Ramona Quimby - a little girl I could finally relate to
2). Ernest Shackleton, my hero!
3). People being rude to waiters
4) @HotMessJess 😘
Thanks for the tag, @DebbieGrillo
My friend @lizfowlks just joined Litsy! Give her a warm welcome!
We've been friends since we were like, 8 years old & I used to force her to roller skate all over the neighborhood with me & not judge me for bringing a giant stuffed animal duck to all of her sleepovers (I miss you, Mr. Quackers).
Her favorite author is John Irving.
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Love. Rereading this series with my 5 year old is the best. Deals so well with real world issues of budgeting, family arguments, embarrassment at school, and the adventures of childhood. Ramona is a great, strong female character. I adore her. #kidlit #readaloud
One of my favorite bookish characters was published the year I was born! 1981 saw a number of esteemed authors publish: from Stephen King, to Salman Rushdie, to Maya Angelou, to Shel Silverstein, and Toni Morrison, but one of my favorite childhood authors stands out in my mind, Beverly Cleary! I love Ramona! Happy Birthday Week, @GypsyKat
I'll play! #LETSTALKABOUTBOOKSBABY
1- Rhode Island
2- The Man Who Shot My Eye Out Is Dead
3- Off the Cliff (about Thelma & Louise)!
4- Ramona books
5- Breakfast at Tiffany's...no wait, Shawshank Redemption! No- actually The End of the Affair.
6- New Roz Chast about NYC
GUYS. My husband and I were talking about all of the children books we still have from our childhood (Charlotte's Web, Winnie the Pooh, Fantastic Mr Fox, Stuart Little, Where the Wild Things Are), and my husband got all serious and was like, "Wait, where are all my Ramona Quimby books?" ??? I've known him 14 years and never knew he read Beverly Cleary as a kid. Might love him more now. ?
Love today's #marchintoreading prompt. My favorite lady characters are ones with grit and determination, who persist in the face of heir failures and challenges and revel in their successes...and then back to the business of persisting. #ShePersisted #characterlove
Because I've always been such a bookworm, it's hard to pick just one #FavoriteChildrensBook. (And I'm such an editor that the lack of punctuation within hashtags really bothers me!!) Ramona was one of my absolute faves throughout my childhood, though, so I'm gonna go with her for today's #riotgrams prompt!
Just look at that face!!🤗
Nothing but wonderful memories and feelings come to mind as I think back on reading this childhood favorite!😊
I remember rereading all the Ramona (& Beezus!) books over and over as a kid- & even watching the short lived TV series back in the 90's.... [sigh] good times.🙄 Man, whoever was in charge of this cover art nailed it!! 😀 #ChildrensBooks #BookishMemories
I apologize in advance for what will be multiple #childprotagonist posts. There are just so many great ones to choose from. Here are a selection from my childhood. Ramona was my favorite because she was so dang relatable. I still think of her shouting "guts, guts, guts" when she was so just so frustrated. I feel like that quite often and swearing loudly does seem to help! My cuss words aren't quite as kid friendly though!
#funfridayphoto I'm a bit hard pressed to come up with a character that truly reminds me of myself as an adult, but when I was a kid I completely identified with Ramona. I was curious, a bit of a handful, and pretty unafraid of things. I never filled the sink with toothpaste, but I kinda wanted to! And I gobbled up all of these books.