Currently I am taking a Children's Literature class and was assigned to read Ramona and Her Father. Growing up I absolutely loved the Ramona series by Beverly Cleary and I especially like the early illustrations of some of her books done by Louis Darling.
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This assignment led me to my nearby library to check out several more Ramona books that I remember liking so well from my childhood. I feel a little funny checking out so many children books, but the assigned reading caused me to remember just how much I really like Beverly Cleary.
I decided to write her a letter thanking her for her contribution to children's literature.
The original Ramona, she has since gone through a few makeovers to keep up with the times, but this original version will always be my favorite.
I am doing a presentation on this book. You could say I'm going through my childhood Ramona craze all over again. And that's okay with me.