Beezus and Ramona

Book review by Dawn Friedman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 7+

The first Ramona book is a treat for all ages.

Parents say

age 7+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 24 reviews

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age 7+
This book is about a girl, Beatrice Quimby (Beezus for short) and her younger sister, Ramona. Beezus is confused by Ramona and has to teach her EVERYTHING, including that it's impolite to speak loudly at the library.

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age 7+

Ramona Quimby...

This book is outdated, and it's starting to show as time goes on. For example, Ramona is 4, and can play in the park by herself or that parents are so gulliable. When my little girl's classmates mention a party to her, I call the parents to find out if they know about it. In this book, they just take Ramona's word for it and drop their kids off at the Quimby House. Well done, though Beverly Cleary! This book is a wonderful book to represent sisterhood.

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