How to enjoy apples, part 1 and part 2

"Ramona!" cried Beezus, horrified. "You can't do that."

"I can, too," said Ramona through her mouthful.

"Stop it," ordered Beezus. "Stop it this instant! You can't eat one bite and then throw the rest away."

"But the first bite tastes best," explained Ramona reasonably, as she reached into the box again.

Beezus had to admit that Ramona was right. The first bite of an apple always did taste best. Ramona's sharp little teeth were about to sink into another apple when Beezus snatched it from her.

—Beverly Cleary, Beezus and Ramona


  1. How funny!!! Literature come to life!!

  2. I loved the Ramona books when I was little. The author is still alive and going strong at almost 101 years old.