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Beezus and Ramona
Beezus and Ramona | Beverly Cleary
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This is the first title in the hugely popular series about Ramona Quimby. Ramona's sister, Beezus, tries very hard to be patient, but how many nine-year-old girls have to put up with their embarrassing, annoying little four-year-old sisters? Sisters are supposed to love each other, but pesky little Ramona just doesn't seem very lovable to Beezus. Beverly Cleary is one of America's most popular authors and has won many prestigious awards, including the American Library Association's Laura Ingalls Wilder Award. Beezus and Ramona is being published to coincide with the publication of the lastest Ramona title, Ramona's World.
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Cgulan
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A book based on sibling dynamic of the two sisters. Story about Ramona messing up beezus life and at the end of the day they love each other because they are siblings and start to accept each other

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kayleenschultz12
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A sibling dynamic and how they are different but still care for one another.

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jdowney
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In the perspective of the older sister. Talks about the typical older-younger sister dynamic.

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“Beezus could not help feeling annoyed”

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KamrynWaites
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This is a cute book that focuses on a sibling relationship. I related to this book so much when reading about the jealousy and annoyance the siblings were feeling. Despite the fighting these sisters clearly have love for each other. This is a sweet and humorous book that anyone with siblings can relate to.

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4.5⭐️ I really enjoyed the book. Of all the books in the series, this is the one book that I don‘t have the most memories of reading. It was funny and a great story. #2022 #fiction #middlegrade #childrenslit #bookreview #bookstagram

Scochrane26 Ramona was and is still a favorite. 6mo
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1) Tagged book, Where the Crawdads Sing, Longbourn, A Promised Land

2) I don‘t actively seek out books with green covers.

3) The Midnight Library and The Giver of Stars

#weekendreads

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Ramona is a terror and Beezus is kind of annoying, but it‘s all believable. My mom read the series to us as kids, and she read this with my kid via Skype in summer 2020, but I think this is my first time reading it myself. A lot of family sayings came from this (“is the witch done yet?” was a big one), and now I know that!

Dragon My younger sister was a big Ramona fan 💚🐉 8mo
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mandarchy
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Beezus wishes you a Happy #DEAR
We hope you get a chance to #dropeverythingandread in celebration of a life well lived and treasure of the PNW #BeverlyCleary

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mandarchy
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Can we have take your dog to work day? I had to return to work this evening, and couldn't crate this for another minute.

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megnews
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Very nostalgic as I must have read this over a dozen times as a kid. How could I forget the story was told from Beezus‘s POV? And just like Ramona did in the story and as a little sister is apt to do, she goes on and makes herself the focus not only in this book but the rest of the series. Lol🤣 Some of my earliest reading memories are of this series. ❤️

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ElizaMarie
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Awe.. I remember how much I loved these when I was younger and... they are still super adorable! I love them!! My #BookSpin this month was to “reread an old favorite“ and I am super glad that I picked this one!

#BookSpinBingo
@TheAromaOfBooks

ElizaMarie Ugh when I screens shotted and saved it it messed up but.. yeah you get the point! (edited) 2y
Lollymya I never read these!!! 2y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
ElizaMarie @Lollymya Awe you really must! They are super cute :) 2y
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I love how much Ramona loves to read :)

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ElizaMarie
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My #BookSpin pick was to read an old favorite ... I decided to revisit Ramona :)

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 2y
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bthegood
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I don't remember the first book that was read to me or that I read - but I remember the first books I remember reading - Beverly Cleary books -

forgot to post #20in4 goal - finish We Came Here to Shine (for my library book club) -
@Andrew65

Make a great day everyone -

Andrew65 Good luck 😊👍 2y
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Allthebookclubs
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Hands down one of my most favorite authors. I‘ve read the Ramona books with my 8 year old and she loved them. Rest easy ma‘am, rest easy.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/books/2021/03/26/beverly-cleary-bel...

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MelissaSue81
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The missing two Ramona books ARE in this house somewhere but I can‘t find them. RIP Beverly Cleary. 😢

marleed I love her books! 2y
CBee I WISH I still had all of mine. Most I probably checked out from the library when I was a kiddo. She was a go to for me!! 2y
Scochrane26 I loved her books as a kid & have listened to them as an adult. Esp the Ramona books. I think I went to the library for most of them, too. 2y
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Kristin_Reads
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Beverly Cleary‘s stories started my love for reading. What an impact she has had on me and now my kids! May she Rest In Peace.

marleed Love her - RIP 2y
MaureenMc 💗💗 2y
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mom2bugnbee
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Oh. This one stings, despite an incredibly long, fruitful life. Thank you, Ms. Cleary. 💔

DebinHawaii Right, I am so sad but what a life! 💜💜💜 2y
MicheleinPhilly I know. My wife just keeps saying, “Love, she was 104. How long did you expect her to live?” It still hurts though. 2y
CBee @MicheleinPhilly same here 💔 2y
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MicheleinPhilly
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😭😭😭😭

You can take a break now, Death!

Ruthiella No kidding! 😢 2y
emilyhaldi Wow 104 though!!! 🙏🏻 2y
Magpiegem They were talking about the fact she was still alive on the book riot podcast this week. Sad news. 2y
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DGRachel This makes me so sad. 😔 2y
Jas16 I second that. Beverly Cleary was really my first favorite author when I was younger. 2y
Librarybelle 😢 2y
DrexEdit 😭 2y
Reviewsbylola So sad, but I hadn‘t realized she was 104!! 2y
Suet624 😭😭 2y
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One of my very favorite authors ever. So sad to hear this news. 😢

PurpleyPumpkin She recently became one of my favourite authors also! So sad.😔 2y
MySharonaK 💔😥 2y
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Allylu
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What a funny book about two sisters! I know my younger daughter loved books about Ramona. Luckily she didn‘t get into as much trouble, but her older sister probably still thought she was a pest! Anyway, it is a great read for sisters. It was also published in the decade I was born. You can tell because in the illustrations Mom & Beezus both wear 50‘s dresses! #100YEARS100BOOKS #BookSpinBingo #15 #BFC21 #MGMarch #MarvellousMarch

megnews I love Ramona! 2y
wanderinglynn Ramona is so much fun! 2y
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 2y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
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mandarchy
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Beezus slept in late this morning for national love your pet day. 😍

Texreader Awww! 2y
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TEArificbooks
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When your kid says he wants to read a Ramona book for his book report it is completely normal to buy all of them as a box set so he can pick.

Chrissyreadit ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
MallenNC I love these so much. Of course you had to buy the set. 2y
bthegood the first books I ever loved - the first books that I remember reading - 🙂 2y
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Megabooks
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I was a Ramona, sower of chaos and imagination, as a child, but I had no Beezus to keep me in check. I loved these books back then. I also loved the 80s TV series with Sarah Polley as Ramona. ⬆️ (She later showed up in one of my favorite 90s movies, Go.) I may have to get audible‘s set of the Ramona books. Stockard Channing does an excellent job narrating the #audiobook.

A lovely bedtime story!

LeahBergen I loved these books (and watched Sarah Polley on Road to Avonlea 😄). 2y
Ruthiella I still think from time to time about a Danzerly Light and am ALWAYS tempted to pull those fat sausage curls when I see them- BOING! 😂 (edited) 2y
Cinfhen Fun!!!! 2y
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vivastory For me it was all about 2y
melissajayne Loved the Ramona series; was introduced to it when I was in grade 2 after a hay rake was put in my mouth (it was to stop me from sucking my fingers). 2y
Bookwormjillk Loved Ramona and love listening to the audiobooks as an adult. She does an amazing job as a narrator. 2y
Megabooks @LeahBergen I vaguely remember Road to Avonlea. I remember the Ramona series so well because my parents taped it, and then, like now, I‘d tend to watch the same show over and over! 2y
Megabooks @Ruthiella lol!! The National anthem is hard!! 2y
Megabooks @Cinfhen it totally was! 2y
Megabooks @vivastory I remember that one! Beverly Cleary was such a gifted children‘s author. 2y
Megabooks @melissajayne oh dear!! That does not sound fun at all! (The hay rake, not the book.) 2y
Megabooks @Bookwormjillk she really does! I was completely impressed. 2y
Scochrane26 Ramona books were my favorite as a kid & still love them. I was definitely a Ramona, & I have an older sister. (edited) 2y
Megabooks @Scochrane26 her books are just so wonderfully relatable to childhood and children! 2y
KVanRead Love Beverly Cleary‘s books and Sarah Polley too—she‘s done so much good stuff. I especially liked her film Away From Her, based on an Alice Munro story. But I didn‘t know about the Romana tv series - I‘ll have to look for it! Back when I was reading all the Ramona‘s to my daughter she picked out Cleary‘s autobiography for me at the library and I loved it 2y
Megabooks @KVanRead that memoir sounds fantastic! How sweet of your daughter back then. 💙 2y
readordierachel LOVED that movie 2y
Megabooks @readordierachel me too!! So creative and fun with a fantastic cast! (And the soundtrack 👍🏻👏🏻) 2y
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Ramona Quimby is one of the more memorable and recognisable character in children‘s chapter books. She‘s active, loves excitement, and has brilliant creative energy!

#wordsofoctober #energetic

Ruthiella I love Ramona. When I see perfect ringlet curls, I want to pull them too and say “BOING” when they bounce back. 😀 I don‘t even actually act upon this impulse, however!!! 2y
OriginalCyn620 Great choice! 2y
MaureenMc Ramona books were my favorite! I owned a copy of this one and re-read it over and over. 😊 2y
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ImperfectCJ
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1. I played soccer in kindergarten, rugby for a bit in college, and I'm an occasional runner and cyclist. I don't follow sports but I come from a family of amateur boxers and football players and my spouse and his family of origin are big football fans, so those sports continue to be part of my life despite my misgivings about them.
2. Low FODMAP diets and winter squash.

#ThankfulThursday @Cosmos_Moon

SheReadsAndWrites OMG!!! I WAS Ramona!!! I adore that book series. ❤️ 2y
ImperfectCJ @SheReadsAndWrites I'm more of a Beezus myself. :-) As a kid I loved the books, but as a parent I am just wowed at Cleary's ability to reflect a child's world. Things that seem tiny to adults but are Earth-shaking to children...Cleary really gets it. 2y
SheReadsAndWrites I totally agree. I have a friend who writes middle-grade fiction and it boggles my mind how well she can get into the head of a kid that age. It's a gift, truly. 2y
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bthegood @ImperfectCJ Cleary's books are the first books I remember reading.....the first books that left an impression on me😊 2y
ImperfectCJ @bthegood They were the first "chapter books" I remember reading, the first books I left my bedroom light on late in order to finish. I wonder how many of us on Litsy have Cleary's books among our "firsts"? 2y
SheReadsAndWrites Oh my goodness, yes! I would also go crazy when a new one came out and would BEG my mom for the hardback so I didn't have to wait for the paperback. Thankfully my mom is a book lover like me and obliged. 🤓❤️ 2y
Cosmos_Moon I recently read my kids Ramona the Pest. They acted bored because they‘re boys. Happy Thursday 🥰 2y
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August-September 2020
I love that I have only just discovered this series, so they are new for both Beatrix and me, rather than something I have already read to Polly. I am amazed at how naughty Ramona is. I can see Beatrix thinking about it and wondering whether Polly sometimes feels the same way about her as Beezus feels about Ramona (their age difference is similar). I have already ordered the next three in the series to go on with.

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PurpleTulipGirl
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Somehow, I never read any of these books when I was a kid. This seems like a fine time to change that.

MallenNC Oh I loved these! I‘ve read a few as an adult and still liked them so I hope you will too. 3y
Blaire These books are the best!! The first chapter books I read, and made me fall in love with reading. 3y
PurpleTulipGirl @Blaire @MallenNC I did enjoy it, and I‘m looking forward to reading more of them. It was a nice, quick diversion on a day when I had to think about hard decisions. 3y
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SequoiaC123
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This RF novel focuses on 9-year-old Ramona as she has trouble with getting along with younger sister, Beezus. She finds her very annoying. This would be a fun book for SR and would keep students engaged. One UDL & EL strategy is activate or supply background knowledge (3.1) & 34. De-emphasize speed and emphasize accuracy of work. Extension activities: http://search.readwritethink.org/?q=%22beezus%20&%20ramona%22 #UCFLAE3414SP20

carolinem One of My favorite books ever!! 3y
hadassajl One of my favorites! I watched the movie so many times when it came out!! 3y
DrSpalding Very brief. You need to elaborate a bit more. Excellent book selection. 3y
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Aimeesue
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I had to pick as many tomatoes as possible yesterday, because when I was letting the dogs out in the morning I caught a squirrel out in a tomato pot and when I went out onto the deck, I found a whole pile of tomatoes - all with one bite out of them. Somebody thinks she's Ramona Quimby. 😂

AlaMich Our squirrels take a bite and then leave them on top of the fence, just to make sure we see them! Drives my wife insane. 😆 4y
Aimeesue @AlaMich Bad Squirrels! 😂😂😂 4y
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“Beatrice, or Beezus (as everyone called her, because that was what Ramona has called her when she first learned to talk), knew other nine-year-old girls who had little sister who went to nursery school, but she did not know anyone with a little sister like Ramona.”

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Makenziebrumfield
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A great chapter book for children to be able to relate to. Many children have siblings that, a lot of the time, they don‘t get along with. I think children would really enjoy this book for that reason.

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Makenziebrumfield
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Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction
I remember reading this book when I was a child, and absolutely loved it. This is a book that I could definitely relate to as a child; me and my sister have exact opposite personalities. However, no matter how many fights we got in, we always loved and cared for each other.

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MallenNC
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Happy 103rd birthday to Beverly Cleary! Her books made me a reader and they are still enjoyable many years after I first read them.

Reviewsbylola Love the Ramona books! 4y
MallenNC @Reviewsbylola I have such nostalgia for them. 4y
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Beatrice Quimby‘s biggest problem was her little sister Ramona. Beatrice, or Beezus (as everyone called her, because that was what Ramona had called her when she first learned to talk), knew other nine-year-old girls who had little sisters who went to nursery school, but she did not know anyone with a little sister like Ramona. #QuotsyApr19 #sibling

rretzler Love Bezus and Ramona and Henry and Ribsey. Might have to do a reread one of these days. My kids are too old for the book and way to young to give me grandkids 🤣 4y
Reecaspieces Ramona is one of my favorite characters ever!! 4y
gradcat Awww, you‘ve punched me right in the heart with this one...those books were my some of my best friends when I was very young. 🥰 4y
ephemeralwaltz Love love love! 4y
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Allthebookclubs
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Loved reading this with my 6 year old, who became a big sister last year and gets exasperated with her little brother when he gets into her things!! Beverly Cleary is timeless and her books are a right of passage. Book 9 of 2019

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Stockard Channing‘s performance of this narration is a hoot! 😁🙌🏻 She gives each character such a uniquely animated and entertaining voice that it really brought this adorable story of sibling rivalry to life. I ❤️ Ramona! Now I have to listen to the entire series.
Does anyone else remember watching The Stockard Channing Show way back when? 🤔

rubyslippersreads I don‘t remember the show, but I do remember a funny TV movie she did called The Girl Most Likely To. 4y
UwannaPublishme @rubyslippersreads Ha! Oh yes, I remember that movie. You always come up with these hidden gems. 😁I think she did 2 TV series, but both didn‘t last very long. 4y
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Allthebookclubs
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I am very excited to start this collection with my six-year-old. And I am a little more excited now that I see who is reading this!

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Bookishgal71
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Love revisiting some of my childhood favorites with my 10 year old. She enjoys them as much as I did!

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I am delighted by how much I loved this book. The only Ramona book I read growing up was Ramona and her Father, which I thought was okay. I‘m glad I revisited this in audio— Stockard Channing is a great reader (loved the voices for everyone but Henry Huggins) and I see so many Ramonas each week at the library 😉

Zelma I loved these books as a kid. Ramona the Pest was my favorite. 4y
Blaire I love all of these! My son and I recently reread the whole series and he fell in love too! 4y
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ephemeralwaltz
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#31bookpics | Day 18

I don't do #Audiobooks atm but my commutes contain a lot of bookish listening, mainly #BookishPodcasts! I wanted to use this to tell you guys about the fairly new @ssrpod - Sustained Silent Reading OR Shit She Read 😂
It's a weekly discussion about well-known books we bookworms love and reminisce about from our childhood and teen years. The most recent episode is about the Ramona Quimby series ❤️

ephemeralwaltz I'm having a great time listening and thinking about these stories from an adult perspective! 4y
Trashcanman I can't seem to do them ever, because when I do it feels like I'm hearing three voices. It sucks. 4y
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ahoffkosik
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Episode 18 of my podcast is a total sister act! Guest Penny Luksic and I break down all the antics and arguments of OG sister sister duo Beezus and Ramona Quimby in our conversation about the first book in Beverly Cleary‘s beloved series. Penny and I share our own sibling experiences, chat about the lack of diversity in books of this era (written in 1955!), and debate which of Ramona‘s pesty antics is most annoying. link to listen in bio! 🎧

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My own dramatic child is lying on the couch with her tragically sore throat, watching Beezus & Ramona for the umpteenth time.

She‘s read the whole series to pieces too. Sometimes I think she relates to Ramona just a bit much. 🤣

JaclynW This is great! 😄 4y
LeahBergen Oh my! 😂😂 4y
emilyhaldi This is too much 😂 4y
mabell 😂 Poor girl! I hope she feels better soon! 4y
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