Aged and brown book cover of the 1968 edition of Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary viewed at an oblique angle on a blue desktop. There's a 95 cent scholastic price sticker on the upper right corner of the book. A cartoon-esque sketch of Ramon with her short-cropped hair brightly graces the cover.

📖 Read pages 124-144 of Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary

📖 Read pages 124-144, Chapter 8: Kindergarten Dropout, of Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary (Scholastic Book Services, , ISBN: 0-590-04493-1)

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.

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