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Junie B., First Grader (at Last!) by Barbara…

Junie B., First Grader (at Last!) (2001)

by Barbara Park

Other authors: Denise Brunkus (Illustrator)

Series: Junie B. Jones (18)

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This is a an adorable story for students who are entering or leaving the first grade. The big idea of the story is to embrace change and just know that everything is usually not as bad as it appears. The language is descriptive and clear. The characters are well developed as Junie B., the main character, makes new friends in first grade. The illustrations look to be hand-drawn which enhances the "journal entry" aspect of the text. The writing is flows and is well-paced. ( )
  Tee_Barnett | Oct 21, 2015 |
First grade is rough, especially when your name doesn't rhyme with that of your former best friend - 'causing for a natural slow down in the friendship, duh - and you find out you need glasses.

With the unfailing humor and rather chaotic pace we've come to enjoy, this new edition is a great step forward, bringing Junie B. closer and closer to representing the age group reading these titles.

Bring on second grade already. ( )
  samseabornesq | Sep 2, 2015 |
I liked this book for a number of reasons. First, I thought the author did a splendid job of adding appropriate humor that could be funny to children and adults. For example, when May forgot to say the "B" in Junie B. Jones, Junie B. became frustrated and felt the need to say "B., B., B., B., B", in her face to get it through May's head. I believe this is funny to children because they could relate to this type of frustration and it is funny to adults because they recognize children get upset over little things. I also liked how the author included Junie B.'s journal letters in the format of Junie B.'s writing. For example, some of the chapters start with her journal letters that she is required to write for her class. These letters are written in a first graders hand writing and words that are crossed out and corrected for spelling such as, "mustach" is crossed out with the correct spelling written above it along with the word "stomick". This gives the reader a feeling that they have Junie B.'s real journal in hand. The big idea of the book is that sticking through and giving multiple chances towards a new thing, rather than calling it quits. ( )
  CatalinaDiaz | May 2, 2015 |
Junie B. Jones is a classic short chapter book that exemplifies what it is like to be a first grader. Junie B. Jones is moving up to first grade in this book- no more kindergarten!! With this change comes new things… such friends changing, her eyesight changing,expectations changing, etc. Junie B. is losing friends she had all throughout kindergarten and it is a really tough change on her. She is starting to see who her true friends are, who she can count on, who she is closes with, and who will stick with her through elementary school. She is also realizing something else about herself- she cannot see very well. Her teacher actually noticed this in her. This led to her having a huge insecurity about her chunky glasses, and because of this, she just wanted to hide her face. But her new found friend showed her how COOL her glasses are, and that only the coolest people wear glasses. All in all, Junie B. Jones is on her way to a successful first grade year.
  KaylaAnn715 | Apr 21, 2015 |
I picked this up at Target for my first grader. I hope she enjoys it. ( )
  fabooj | Feb 3, 2015 |
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the book is about a funny kindergartener that has finally gone of to frist grade. but, she is still her silly old self.
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0375815163, Paperback)

It had to happen. The spunkiest sass mouth in room 9 finally graduated from kindergarten. Now the inimitable, irrepressible Junie B. is a first grader--at last! ("My name is Junie B. I think I have mentioned that to you before... B., B., B., B., B.")

The 18th installment in Barbara Park's popular beginning chapter-book series puts our temperamental heroine into a brand-new class where she has to make brand-new friends. And as if that weren't hard enough, her brand-new teacher, Mr. Scary ("He made that name up, I believe," Junie writes in a journal assignment), figures out that she needs eyeglasses. Will all the other kids laugh at her? Will that obnoxious Excellent-plus-getting May become even more obnoxious?

With Park's solid track record, the appeal of Junie B. just can't be doubted-she can be a good friend to readers her age, which is a difficult grade level to find fun books for. And even kids who don't need glasses will likely still giggle along as Junie B. plays "the E game" (an eye test) with the nurse, and kids who do need glasses will find themselves with a strong (if a little scared at first) ally. (Ages 4 to 8) --Paul Hughes

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Junie B. thinks first grade is a flop when her kindergarten friend Lucille prefers the company of twins Camille and Chenille and Junie B. needs glasses.

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