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Parents' Guide to

Ramona and Her Father

By Terreece Clarke, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

A timeless classic with the fab Ramona!

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Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 8+

It is an amazing book for kids! the vocabulary is just enough for kids to understand.

age 7+

Not like Ramona...

I hate seeing book characters take the weight of the world on their shoulders. Ramona is not bright and cheery like usual, instead her whole world crumbles. It teaches kids a good lesson though. Ramona doesn't understand how work takes up her mother's time, and volunteers her mother to make her a sheep costume for a Christmas Play. Her mother doesn't sew an actual sheep costume, she just throws together what she can find. This does not please Miss Spoiled and she justs complains the whole time. Not Ramona Quimby. A different little girl with the same name.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (5 ):

RAMONA AND HER FATHER is a great Beverly Cleary classic. The book is funny and heartwarming, and we feel for Ramona as she struggles with trying to make sense of what's going on and why everyone in the house is so unhappy.

Ramona's drive to get her father to stop smoking is classic Ramona. And there are definitely moments you can tell this lovingly rambunctious girl is learning some life lessons. Like many kids, she has to have things just so, and when her mom makes a sheep costume for a Christmas play that doesn't live up to her expectations, her turnaround from disappointment to acceptance is a great lesson presented in an endearing, hilarious way. Parents will love reading along with a classic they most likely read themselves.

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