Ramona and Her Father Author:Beverly Cleary Lately Ramona had the terrible feeling that she was the only happy member of the Quimby family. Since her father lost his job, he seemed too worried to love her anymore. Ramona's mother and her big sister Beezus had become awfully busy and grouchy. Even Picky-picky, the family cat, was grumpy. He didn't like his new cheaper food and had eaten th... more » Quimby's Halloween jack-o'-lantern instead.
Ramona tried everything she could to make things better. With Beezus's help she launched a campaign to stop her father from smoking so much, but he didn't seem to appreciate it. Ramona also tried to act adorable, like kids in TV commercials. Mr Quimby said the boy who sang the Whopperburger jingle made a million dollars a year! Ramona wanted to make a million dollars, too, because then her father would surely be fun again.« less