Ramona and Beezus movie last night, and thank God it didn't disappoint. If they bastardized the story, the mood, the characters, the ANYTHING there would have been at least three very upset moviegoers. But the movie was adorable and perfect. Plus they included my all-time favorite Ramona moment-- when she goes to crack a hard boiled egg on her head but... it's not hard boiled! It's raw! No! Disaster ensues, her teacher calls her a nuisance and I am forever mistrusting of hard boiled eggs. Can't eat one without thinking about Ramona Quimby.
Beverly Cleary wrote Beezus and Ramona (which you can read for FREE here, go do it) in 1955 and continued writing about Ramona until 1999. Soooo, kind of an enduring classic, right?
Unofficial poll: Who else is with me?! Did you all read Ramona books? Babysitters Club? C'mon, fess up. What are your favorite childhood books? I only read a few Goosebumps books, but never got that into them. Too wussy.