Review: Ramona and Her Father/Ramona and Her Mother by Beverly Cleary

Ramona and Her Father
by Beverly Cleary
Rating: *****
Read 8/5/2013

I liked this so much better the second time through. So much realness, so much fun. So many wonderful vignettes. Ramona in real life would be a little much, but Ramona in one’s ear is just perfect.

Ramona and Her Mother
by Beverly Cleary
Rating: *****
Read 8/5/2013

Well. I remembered not liking this nearly so well as I actually do. So many wonderful moments that read so brilliantly real. The quarrel! The haircuts! The scrimping and saving! And, oh, the pajamas. Cleary has a window into the hearts and minds of kids and I’m sorry I was too old for these when they were new. But I’m glad to have them now.

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