Ramona Quimby is excited to start kindergarten. No longer does she have to watch her older sister, Beezus, ride the bus to school with all the big kids. She's finally old enough to do it too Then she gets into trouble for pulling her classmate's boingy curls during recess. Even worse, her crush rejects her in front of everyone. Beezus says Ramona needs to quit being a pest, but how can she stop if she never was trying to be one in the first place? Newbery Medal winning author Beverly Cleary expertly depicts the trials and triumphs of growing up through a relatable heroine in Ramona Quimby. Supports the Common Core State Standards
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Ramona has been waiting years just to get to kindergarten, and once she's there she wants everyone to know it. She pretends to snore during quiet time to prove what a good rester she is. She yanks on prissy classmate Susan's curls--not to be mean, but because their boinginess is so tempting. And she gleefully plays the baddest witch on Halloween. Big sister Beezus and others call her Ramona the Pest. Perhaps they don't understand that a littler person sometimes has to be a little bit noisier and a little bit more stubborn in order to be noticed at all. Beloved author Beverly Cleary documents Ramona's hilarious--and heartwarming--struggles to make her way in a perplexing world. With gloriously fresh illustrations by Jacqueline Rogers created for this new edition, Ramona the Pest is the perfect tale for the spirited five-year-old in all of us.