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RAMONA THE PEST and all the rest!

Beverly Cleary’s Ramona The Pest and Ralph the Mouse are favorites in children’s literature. Illustrator Tracy Dockray talks about working with the popular author, discusses Cleary’s childhood, and what led Cleary to write her popular series. Tracy lets listeners on to story secrets that she learned along the way.

Tracy Dockray

45 Minute Program

 

$150


Did you know that Beverly Cleary was one of the slowest readers in her early school years or that Ramona was based on many of Cleary’s own childhood experiences? Listeners will also learn why Ramona was named Ramona. Tracy talks about her experiences with her own Ralph the Mouse and shows listeners the miniature motorcycle that Cleary gave her on a visit and how it appeared on book covers. And, of course, finishes up the visit by drawing Ramona and Ralph and with simple instructions to draw your own.

Materials needed- Paper, pencil, eraser, and colors.

About the Author

Tracy Dockray has illustrated more than 30 books, including Beverly Cleary's timeless chapter books such as "Ramona the Pest" and "The Mouse and The Motorcycle", Fran Manushkin's hilarious "Tushy Book" and Tracy's own award-winning "The Lost and Found Pony".

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