The engaging tale of young Ramona Quimby's first days in kindergarten, Ramona the Pest
takes a pint-sized perspective on the trials and delights of beginning school. Ramona can't wait to learn all the important things. But she's disappointed when her teacher can't fill in missing parts of story lines, such as how Mike Mulligan (of Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel
) went to the bathroom while digging the basement of the town hall. Nonetheless, Ramona loves her teacher, and loves going to school in spite of the torments--having to wear hand-me-down boots, for example, or having to (sometimes) suppress the urge to pull on another girl's "boing-boing" curls. Ramona's energetic take on life appeals to children who have passed through this stage, or who are dealing with a kindergarten-age sibling who is exhibiting Ramona-ish tendencies. (Ages 7 to 12) --Richard Farr
From the Inside Flap
2 hours, 27 minutes
Performance by Stockard Channing
Ramona's big day has finally arrived! This is the day she starts kindergarten. But, she certainly proves she can be the peskiest kindergartener ever. When things get out of hand it's almost enough to make her the world's first kindergarten drop-out!