Ramona Quimby, Age 0
I always looked at this cover thinking Ramona was coming out of the birth canal. I must have just learned about birth canals.
What is Ramona Quimby, Age 8 but a tale of a girl coming into her own, emerging a fresh, wet, and shaking being from the birth canal of her parents' protection and trying to stand on her own? (Even if that meant wearing pajamas under her clothes to school like a fireman and sweating like a beast all day. Oh wait -- that was Ramona and Her Mother.)
And if I interpret the cover as a birth canal scene then it is, at least for one person, true. And that's art. (Albeit quite loosely.)
Now don't get me started about Beezus.
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