During her earlier appearances, Ramona was depicted as an imaginative but infuriating nursery schooler and the younger sister of Beatrice Quimby who often insisted upon tagging along with her older sister and her friends, and often managed to cause them agitation or sometimes even spoil their fun with her imaginative mischief. However, Ramona saw her first major role when the author decided to focus on her viewpoint more than that of other characters in the book Ramona the Pest. Here, Ramona is portrayed as an anxious, curious little girl about to start kindergarten who is in a hurry to mature, although she frequently and unintentionally manages to annoy those around her; she tugs at a classmate's curls out of curiosity and winds up being suspended from school, she disrupts naptime for her fellow pupils while striving to earn the position of "Wake-Up Fairy" for the day, and misunderstands the lyrics to the national anthem. From then onward, the series shifts to divert focus to Ramona's point of view and years of elementary school, chronicling her experiences throughout those years. Ramona tries to behave with maturity and is in a rush to grow up, although things frequently do not go as planned and end in mortification for Ramona. Throughout the series of "Ramona and Beezus"- "Ramona's World" Ramona likes car names. In "Ramona the Pest" she has her doll named Chevrolet and has her class laughed at her until her teacher comes to her rescue. In "Ramona Forever" she suggests to name her younger sibling Aston Martin.