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Hurray! Hurray! Now you can laugh out loud with the first four books in my First Ever Ebook Collection! (The “E” stands for “Excellent,” I believe.) Look inside for Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus, Junie B. Jones and a Little Monkey Business, Junie B. Jones and Her Big Fat Mouth, and Junie B. Jones and Some Sneaky Peeky Spying. These books will make you laugh out loud, I think.
Love, your friend,
Junie B. Jones
Review: I remember reading this series when I was in elementary school, however I did not remember how the books were or what they were about. The collection that I read was a compilation of the first four books of the series. The first book tells the story of Junie B. Jones and her having to ride the school bus. The second books tells how Junie B. Jones story of her little brother being born and having a new baby in the family. The third book is about Junie B. Jones and not being able to always live up to what she says. The fourth book is about how Junie B. Jones tends to spy on people and how it is not okay. I did enjoy re-reading this series. It is nice to go back and see what I read as a child. These books were always popular with teachers and the students at my schools so I never thought anything of what the books were and how the writing was. I did enjoy the goofy stories that Junie B. got into and how the whole scene and descriptions really fit the ideas and events. I started reading the series to my nephew and niece and I have found myself constantly skipping over certain words and confusing sentences. I however didn’t think it was necessary to have “Hate”, “Dumb”, and “Stupid” almost every sentence. I think it isn’t needed in children’s books.
There is already so much dislike for other people in the world I don’t think it should be considered okay to use this language in kindergarten on a daily basis. I think some of the books have great points that they make but children wouldn’t be able to find these points out of the language and events happening. The author constantly used the same phrases in the different books which got old for me reading it but I am sure this wouldn’t bother young children. I would recommend this book to people who are interested in reading this series to their children. I would give this book 3.4 out of 5 stars for plot lines and character development, however for children’s book I would give it 1.5 out of 5 stars.
About the Author: Barbara Park received over 40 awards for her books, including 25 Children’s Choice awards.
Park was the daughter of a merchant and a secretary, Doris and Brooke Tidswell. She grew up in Mount Holly Township, New Jersey. From 1965 to 1967, she attended Rider College, later finishing her B.S. in 1969 at the University of Alabama. She married Richard A. Park in 1969. She lived in Phoenix, Arizona for almost 30 years and had two sons, Steven and David. She was the author of the popular Junie B. Jones children’s series. She won seven Children’s Choice Awards, and four Parents’ Choice Awards. She also wrote many middle grade novels, such as The Kid in the Red Jacket. Park died on November 15, 2013 at the age of 66 after a long battle with ovarian cancer.