Ramona's World

Ramona's World

Book - 1999
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Follows the adventures of nine-year-old Ramona at home with big sister Beezus and baby sister Roberta and at school in Mrs. Meacham's class.
Publisher: New York : Morrow Junior Books, c1999
ISBN: 9780688168162
Branch Call Number: J CL
Characteristics: 192 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Tiegreen, Alan - Illustrator


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Aug 24, 2015


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.

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May 17, 2017

omg the cover is not the same online and in real life but its a good book

Aug 24, 2015

roberta is kind of weird somehow and i was so intrested in this book that i didnt wanna read anything else

jodianmorgan Jun 27, 2012

this little girl is funny its ridiculous.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 26, 2012

enjoyable for the whole readers who read and should read it!!!!!!!!!!!!

Apr 16, 2012

Fun to read, and it tells us how Ramona finds solutions for her problems.

The_Hunger_Games May 16, 2011

Selena Plays a good role for Beezus


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Jan 11, 2018

red_dog_13849 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 12

Mar 12, 2016

violet_pony_769 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 10

Aug 24, 2015

luvsing thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

Sep 10, 2013

green_falcon_466 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

violet_giraffe_225 Jun 16, 2013

violet_giraffe_225 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 6 and 10

blue_dog_52954 Aug 29, 2012

blue_dog_52954 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 7 and 12


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Aug 24, 2015

ramona had an little sister called roberta

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 26, 2012

Ramona's world is changing. There's tiny baby Roberta at home, and as Ramona adjusts to being a big sister she discovers she likes teaching her to do things like stick out her tongue. In fourth grade now, she finally has a best girlfriend, new student Daisy Kidd. At school Ramona is frustrated with her teacher, Mrs. Meacham, who pushes her class to be proper spellers, a difficult subject for Ramona.
Beezus, a 15-year-old just entering high school, starts speaking French around the house, spending a lot of time on the phone talking about boys, and making her little sister mad. Ramona begins to feel forgotten as Beezus, Mr. Quimby, and Mrs. Quimby are always fussing over Roberta.
Ramona's rivalry with Susan, her nemesis since kindergarten, continues. Ramona's parents and Susan's parents have become friends, and both sets of parents have asked their daughters to get along with each other. Ramona is frustrated by Susan's perfect attitude. She reluctantly invites Susan to her "zero teenth" (tenth, actually) birthday party at the park at her mother's insistence. At the party, a silly dispute breaks out in which everyone turns against Susan, and for the first time, Ramona feels sorry for her and defends her, showing that she's beginning to be able to see things from someone else's point of view.


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Aug 24, 2015

Coarse Language: no coarse language allowed

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