Newbery Honors Book
Reviewed by: Jamie Smeland
Ramona Quimby, Age 8
Illustrator: Alan Tiegreen
Published by Dell Publishing,
|Available in paperback|
|Age level: 2nd grade|
|The book is appropriate for this age
level. Ramona is at the same age as most of the children that will read this.
It is in large print, with plenty of openness, and has some illustrations. It
is a good transition book for children who are going from reading small
primary books, to larger intermediate books. It is a transition time for some
kids who have to ride to bus, go to a new school, etc... and to have some sort
of encouragement is good for them. It provides laughter for the reader. This
book teaches children some things about being kind when you donít want to,
popularity, and growing up. It is definitely a classic that many readers know
and enjoy. It can be used for all age levels even though it is easy reading.
The author, Beverly Cleary, has written many other books providing the same
entertainment for children. She does not use words that are hard for the
children. She does use Ramona to teach the kids new words through her mishaps.
The children my need help with the pronunciation of the word(s). There is no
racial or religious content in the book, and is a good piece of literature for
all to read.|
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