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Cheater Pants (2003)

by Barbara Park

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Cheater Pants tells the story of Junie B. Jones cheating on two accounts, once off of May's homework and again off her friend's spelling test. Junie B. Jones learns what it means to cheat and how others lose trust in her because of it. She also begins to understand that it is wrong to cheat and is honest to her teacher and her parents when she cheats off a friend's test. The theme of this book is honesty, and the content includes teamwork, the difference between right and wrong, and accepting the consequences for your actions. I think this book is a clever read that young children would enjoy, and the length is perfect for a child beginning to read chapter books.
  AlyssaScruggs | Oct 8, 2013 |
When her father will not let her stay up late to do her homework, first grader Junie B. copies a classmate's paper. I enjoy the Junie B. Jones series and how her character is realistic and could be anyone of my students in the classroom.
  tfink | Dec 12, 2012 |
Junie B., First Grader: Cheater Pants is an entry in Barbara Park’s popular series of early chapter books starring the titular Junie B., and it does a fine job of portraying well-drawn characters in believable situations. Junie B. doesn’t do her homework over the weekend, so on Monday she copies off the paper of May, her smug know-it-all classmate. When she gets caught, Junie B. has to face discipline at school and at home, but she doesn’t learn her lesson; she “borrows” a word from her friend Herb’s spelling test the next day. Both children turn themselves in out of guilt, and a lesson is learned.
Junie B.’s classroom is populated by children with distinct personalities, and parents will enjoy the descriptions of their long-suffering teacher Mr. Scary. The illustrations are charming and the short chapters and generally easy vocabulary will make this accessible to children just transitioning to chapter books. One caveat: Junie B.’s first person voice is authentic, but as a result her grammar is often incorrect. Cute? Yes. But parents and teachers will have to decide if children who are still learning language arts will be negatively influenced by Junie B.’s writing style. Grades K-3. ( )
  alexanan | Oct 23, 2011 |
Junie B. Jones cheats on a test and learns a hard lesson, two separate times, for her actions. ( )
  jlmattix | Sep 2, 2011 |
There are some that look that they were done in watercolors and then reprinted in black and white. There are definitely great details in the characters and the letters that Junie B. supposedly wrote. It's nice to see that because it makes the first person of the book seem more believable.The setting of the school is realistic, and even though the actual story and plot did not happen in real life, this whole scenario of writing poems, copying, talking about it with friends, and making up for mistakes actually happen in real life.
It was like that through the whole book, and I couldn't stand it! The storyline was actually pretty good, all kids should learn that cheating is wrong and that it doesn't matter if it's a test or homework or what. But I do *not* think children should be "learning" to speak/read/write in this way, and that's what this series is teaching. I'm not saying authors should be responsible for every little thing a child gets out of the book, but when you write like that in a published novel it's just saying "hey, it's okay to write and talk like this, look where it got me!". ( )
  janique | Mar 4, 2011 |
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To the creative teachers and librarians whose sense of fun allows them to welcome June B into their rooms each day.
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This book is an ok book to help teach students about cheating. Junie B. never got any true punishment for her cheating, so this book may give students mixed signals about cheating. They need to always feel that cheating is bad and their is punishment if it is done. There are many first graders that have to keep a first grade journal, and because this is about a girl that copies and cheats off of other student's tests, this would be something that would not be far off from what can happen in real life. The setting of the school is realistic, and even though the actual story and plot did not happen in real life, this whole scenario of writing poems, copying, talking about it with friends, and making up for mistakes actually happen in real life.
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Junie B Jones has all the answers when it comes to cheating. It's just plain wrong!
But what about copying someone else's homework? that's not cheating, right? 'Cause homework isn't even a test! And speaking of tests, what if a friend shares an answer you didn't even ask for? Sharing  definitely  isn't cheating ... is it?
Uh-oh. Maybe this cheating business is more complicated than Junie B thought. Could she be a cheater pants and not even know it?
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Junie B. Jones has all the answers when it comes to cheating. It’s just plain wrong!But what about copying someone else’s homework? That’s not cheating, right? ’Cause homework isn’t even a test! And speaking of
tests . . . what if a friend shares an answer that you didn’t even ask for? Sharing definitely isn’t cheating . . . is it? Uh-oh. Maybe this cheating business is more complicated than Junie B. thought. Could she be a cheater pants and not even know it?


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When her father will not let her stay up late to do her homework, first grader Junie B. copies a classmate's paper.

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