Probably should have read chapter 7 first (in my out of order chapter hopping) as it did have a few references back to Ramona’s horrible day. Ramona has a terrific tantrum and refuses to go back to school. There’s an interesting perspective on child psychology I’m seeing in this reading compared to when I read this when I was probably 9 or 10. Ramona finally understands what “dawnzer” means.
The idea of using a worm as an engagement ring is just truly fantastic!
Then something on the sidewalk caught Ramona’s eye. It was a pink worm that still had some wiggle left in it. She picked it up and wound it around her finger as she looked toward Henry. “I’m going to marry you, Henry Huggins!” she called out.
I’m skipping around a bit in the plot since it’s not entirely linear…
I really appreciate the sophisticated philosophy of a kindergartner loosing her identity by wearing a mask. This idea was certainly something I find intriguing.
I’m pretty sure I read this book in my youth, but I’m finding that I honestly don’t recall any of the plot for some reason.
Ramon scribbles some black on the picture of her house to make it “interesting”. I knew immediately it was a fire and couldn’t help but laughing at the pending discussion… Oh, the creativity of the young!
I too want to know how Mike Mulligan went to the bathroom when he was digging a hole all day. It was apparently a cultural touchstone by this time after its publication in 1939.
I wonder if Boing Boing got the name of their site from Susan’s curls in this book?
“Dawnzer lee light” reminds me of the similar concept “with liberty and just a straw.”
My favorite has to be Ramona staying in her seat because she thought she was going to get a present.