Page Count: 240
Published on: August 25, 1999
Published by: Harper Collins
Genre(s): Childrens, Fiction, Realistic Fiction
Age Rating: Young Adult
Bailey's Rating: 3 star
Ramona Quimby can't wait to start fourth grade. With a new baby sister to brag about, new calluses to show off, and a new best friend to get to know, everything's going to be great!
Or is it? When Ramona's spelling is atrocious, her teacher, Mrs. Meacham, is firm about her needing to improve. Then a scary incident at a friend's house leaves Ramona feeling at fault. Who knew growing up could be filled with such complicated situations?
Bailey and I finally sat down and reviewed a few books and I'm so happy with the content that we've compiled for you. Bailey is currently 9 years old and so freaking smart. She loves to read. She's so hilarous and she has the best commentary about the books she reads.
I loved doing this interview/review with her. She's so passionate about what she reads. I hope you enjoy this review! In the next year, we're going to start writing full on reviews and get her writing skills to develop.
Q: What is Ramona's World about? Can you summarize it a bit?
B: It's about Ramona's fourth grade year and all the ups and downs that she goes through.
She has a baby sister now and she falls through a ceiling at a friends house and scrapes up her legs. At the end, her classmate Susan comes to her birthday party but cries because the book her mom read was made fun of because it said that you shouldn't eat birthday cake because someone might spit on it. Which I think is offensive because it isn't the book's fault. It's the author of the book's fault not Beverly Cleary.
Q: What would you rate this book? Why?
B: 3 stars. Because I don't like how she calls "10" 'zero-teen' and "11" 'one-teen'.
Q: What did you like about this book? What did you dislike?
B: I like Ramona, except I don't have a baby sister and she only has one big sister. I have three. I like how they call Beatrice "Beezus" and how when they're taking care of a cat named Claude that they have a two story cat tower. I like that the baby get's its head stuck in the cat tower, but Ramona helps figure out how to get the baby out without hurting her.
Q: Are you going to continue with more Ramona books?
B: I already have. Ramona books are good. I've read Ramona Forever, but I don't remember anything and I really want to read it and I'm screaming! AHHH!
Q: Do you have anything else to say to the people reading this?
B: I like chickens. If a chicken and a dragon had a baby I'd call it a Cragon and it's name would be Ramona or Roberta...depends....maybe even Beatrice. I don't know. I'll figure it out....
(Bailey is looking through Ruby and Olivia by Rachel Hawkings) "WHAT IF I CUT YOU!"
Olivia & Bailey
~LivTheBookNerd & Beetle~