|My daughter's Ramona|
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Kindergarten, Here I Come... or Go!
Ramona the Pest is the second (depending on how you count) in this eight-book series which was, remarkably, written over a span of 44 years. In my opinion these books stand the test of time and I am enjoying them as much, if not more, as I did when I read them the first time. My daughter seems to agree (although I was dismayed to learn recently that a friend of mine does not), as she and I are on our second cycle of reading the entire series at her request. I was so pleased (and impressed) when she pointed out that
upon rereading "you can notice things you didn't notice the first time." With some gentle questioning (i.e. interrogation), I discovered that she had learned this bit of wisdom from her beloved kindergarten teacher. She recently named a doll/Purim grogger (noisemaker) that she made Ramona in honor of the series' well-meaning but impulsive, creative and mischievous heroine.