Ramona and Her Mother

Ramona and Her Mother

Book - 1979
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Ramona at 7 1/2 sometimes feels discriminated against by being the youngest in the family.
Publisher: New York : Morrow, 1979.
ISBN: 9780688221959
Characteristics: 207 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Tiegreen, Alan


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SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 26, 2012

Bob Quimby: Ramona, your sister has a report card. Doesn't that mean you should have one too?
Ramona Quimby: Uh... No.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 26, 2012

Beezus: Who could ever love someone named Beezus?
Ramona Quimby: Jesus?

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 26, 2012

Ramona Quimby: [Watching a commercial, reciting the slogan] "Royal Peanut Butter: There's a bit of magic in every jar"!
Bob Quimby: Is that one of your favorites? That's the rack we gotta get you into, 'cause those TV kids make millions.
Ramona Quimby: Beezus, do you think I could be in a commercial like that?
Beezus: [Fixing Ramona's hair with a curling iron] Sure, you'd make a great frog.
Ramona Quimby: Hey!
Beezus: Hold still. I'm almost done.
Ramona Quimby: It's picture-perfect, right?
Beezus: Let's be realistic, Ramona. This is a curling iron, not a magic wand.
[She puts the curling iron down and holds up a mirror for Ramona to see what her new hairdo looks like]
Beezus: But, all things considered, I'd say you've never looked better.
Ramona Quimby: I love it! Thanks, Beezus!

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 26, 2012

Bob Quimby: So, Beezus, suppose I told you that when I pulled up by the house tonight I saw your old buddy Henry staring at it like he left something important inside of it.
Dorothy Quimby: Henry Huggins? I haven't heard that name in a while. Isn't he the boy that used to eat dirt in the backyard?
Bob Quimby: Yeah.
Beezus: He doesn't do that anymore!
Bob Quimby: Ooh, if I didn't know better, I'd say somebody's got a crush.
Beezus: Can we please talk about something else?
Dorothy Quimby: Well, there is that dance coming up. Maybe he wants to ask you to it.
Bob Quimby: Well, if he's gonna ask my daughter to dance, he better have some moves. Can the old dirt-eater do this?
[Mr. Quimby starts dancing very badly. Ramona and Mrs. Quimby laugh]
Beezus: [Embarrassed. Playfully throws a towel at Mr. Quimby] Oh, I hope not! Stop! Mom!

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 26, 2012

Howie Kemp: [From Trailer]
[to Ramona]
Howie Kemp: We saw your underpants!

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 26, 2012

Beezus: [From Trailer]
[to Ramona]
Beezus: Every princess needs a little sparkle.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 26, 2012

Bob Quimby: [From Trailer]
[to Ramona]
Bob Quimby: Why don't we draw the longest picture ever?

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 26, 2012

Beezus: [From Trailer] Ramona, you're your own person. You don't care about coloring inside the lines.
Ramona Quimby: It really depends on the picture.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 26, 2012

Mrs. Meacham: [From Trailer]
[to Ramona]
Mrs. Meacham: I hope you are enjoying third grade. You may be here for a while.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 26, 2012

Henry Huggins: [From Trailer] But, she keeps you on your toes.
Beezus: You are so welcome to borrow her for, like, ten years.


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Dec 14, 2017

thanks for all the wonderfull books.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 26, 2012

enjoyable to read for the whole readers!!!!!!!!!!


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SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 26, 2012

"People should not think being seven and a half years old was easy, because it wasn't."[2] At least Ramona's father has a job again, so the Quimbys host a party to celebrate. Burdened with the task of keeping spoiled little Willa Jean out of everybody's way, Ramona gives Willa Jean a box of tissues and shows her how to pull them out one by one. Ramona does not want Willa Jean to touch any of Ramona's toys. When Willa Jean strews tissues through the house, the guests decide that it is time to go home. When someone remarks that Ramona was just like Willa Jean at that age, Ramona feels hurt and upset. She does not believe that she was ever such a pest. When Mrs. Quimby states that she could not get along without Beezus, Ramona feels isolated and unappreciated by her family.


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