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Junie B., First Grader: Jingle Bells, Batman…

Junie B., First Grader: Jingle Bells, Batman Smells! (P.S. So Does May) (2005)

by Barbara Park

Other authors: Denise Brunkus (Illustrator)

Other authors: See the other authors section.

Series: Junie B. Jones (25)

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6. So far I have read three Junie B. books and each one of them is so funny and unique in their own way. It is hilarious to read how Parks turns herself into this 6 year old spoiled girl and the things that she says!
7. This series would be a great read for middle readers who are reading books in a series. There are so many different Junie B. books that could fit into many different lessons.
  kaylac_22 | Mar 10, 2016 |
Junie B. Jones loves the holidays, and It’s holiday time! In Room One (her first grade classroom), they are doing lots of fun things to celebrate the holidays. They're making elf costumes, singing joyful song, and many other fun festivities. However, Junie B. has a hard time enjoying the festivities when "Tattletale May" keeps ruining her holiday spirit. And of course, when everyone picks names for Secret Santa, Junie B. gets stuck with "Tattletale May". Maybe a Secret Santa gift is the perfect opportunity to give May exactly what she deserves... ( )
  mbrandel | Feb 21, 2016 |
In my opinion, I think “Junie B., First Grader: Jingle Bells, Batman Smells! (P.S. So Does May)” is a delightful chapter book for young children to read. Like the other books in the Junie B. Jones series, this book has a suspenseful plot that is filled with comical events. This story tells readers about Junie B. Jones and what she does leading up to the “Secret Santa” present exchange at her school. Junie B. Jones gets very annoyed with her classmate named May. When Junie B. picks May’s name from the gift drawing, she smirks. She thinks that this is her chance to get revenge on May. Junie B. plans to give May coal for Christmas. However, Junie B. is swept up by the spirit of Christmas. Instead of giving May coal, Junie B. gives her the greatest gift of all (a toy that all of the students in the class want). May is happy, and Junie B. is happy. They make peace with each other. The illustrations consist of comical sketches that catch the reader’s attention. The book also illustrates a comical letter that Junie B. writes to Santa. The unique illustrations make the book very interesting to read. This book broadens students' perspectives about kindness. This book teaches students that some unfriendly people need kindness the most. The big idea is to show readers that one of the best presents that anyone can give is kindness. ( )
  sstelz2 | Dec 4, 2014 |
Cute book with a heartwarming ending. ( )
  Mirandalg14 | Aug 18, 2014 |
This one had the kids laughing out loud, and despite some toilet humor there's quite a bit of lessons they took away from this one. Well done Barbara Park. ( )
  capiam1234 | May 19, 2014 |
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It’s holiday time, and Room One is doing lots of fun things to celebrate.
Like making elf costumes! And singing joyful songs! Only, how can Junie B. enjoy the festivities when Tattletale May keeps ruining her holiday glee? And here is the worst part of all! When everyone picks names for Secret Santa, Junie B. gets stuck with Tattletale you-know-who! It’s enough to fizzle your holiday spirit! Hmm . . . or is it? Maybe, just maybe, a Secret Santa gift is the perfect opportunity to give May exactly what she deserves.

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Junie B. Jones wishes that May would stop being such a tattletale, but when she is stuck as May's Secret Santa it becomes real trouble.

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