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Junie B. Jones Has a Monster Under Her Bed

by Barbara Park

Other authors: Denise Brunkus (Illustrator)

Series: Junie B. Jones (8)

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The book Junie B. Jones Has a Monster Under Her Bed’ is about a kindergartener named Junie B. Jones who gets scared when her classmates tell her that there is a monster under her bed. Junie B. tells her parents about the monster and tries to persuade them to get rid of it but her parents just tell her that monsters are not real. When it is time for bed, Junie B. Jones is terrified that she will be eaten by the monster so she tries to find other places in the house to sleep. Her parents tell her that monsters are not real and that she has to just trust them. In the end, Junie B. places a scary picture of herself under her bed to scare off the monster. She also learns to trust her mother.
  KaitlynOgaitis | Apr 23, 2016 |
The book was cute and it really shows children think and act. ( )
  shelbewelbee | Nov 15, 2015 |
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This book is good for readers who are beginning chapter books because there aren’t too many words on the pages and the book has quite a few pictures. It also has a relatable plot and discusses something many children have experienced.

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This book demonstrates Junie B.’s perseverance which can show readers that even though they may have to face some scary things in their lives, they can overcome it.
  cassidygavin | Apr 29, 2015 |
Junie B. Jones was a very good read, especially because it reminded me of my childhood. The main idea of the story was explaining that children shouldn’t believe what a peer says just because. This goes a long way but being children are so gullible, Junie B Jones thought there was a monster under her bed. I believe this book was descriptive, even starting in the first few sentences. “My name is Junie B Jones, The B stands for Beatrice. Except I don’t like Beatrice. I just like B and that’s all.” I believe this story was written with a lot of detail, and in third person. There were very few illustrations but I believe they were a little boring. I imagined the characters way better than the illustrations shown. Even though the grammar and sentence structure in the story is not great, I would defenitly allow my students to read these as their choice of reading at home. ( )
  Sberma5 | Apr 21, 2015 |
I enjoyed reading Junie B. Jones Has a Monster Under Her Bed because of the point of view of the story. The story is told from the point of view of the main character Junie B. Jones. By having the book from this point of view really engages the reader and reminds older readers what it felt like to be afraid of the small things when we were in kindergarten, such as a monster under the bed. For example, when Junie B. is in her room she thinks to herself, “What if the monster was under there right this very minute? And what if he was looking at my piggy toes? And what if he wanted to eat them?” From this small excerpt the reader can feel really connected to the main character telling the story. The main message of this story is to bring entertainment to young readers by relating real life fears in a humorous, exotic way. Many children are afraid that a monster is hiding in their room, and this book could help bring the message across that children do not need to be afraid. ( )
  bkling1 | Mar 30, 2014 |
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Junie B. Jones has several books that young children love. Junie B. Jones is a typical little girl with an extraordinary imagination. Throughout the book series Junie B. Jones sentence structure is much like a kindergarten would talk. She has an attitude and acts a lot like a kindergarten kid. "Junie B. Jones Has a Monster Under Her Bed" is a story about Junie B. getting bullied by some friends. They give her a hard time and tell her that a monster lives under her bed. Junie B. rushes home after taking the dreaded school pictures to let her family know so they can get rid of the monster.The grandma comes up with another plan and runs over the monster in the vacuum bag with her car. Junie B. Jones is still worried because it was not done the right way to get rid of the monster, but then gets her school pictures back and realizes they are scary enough to get rid of the monster. That is just what she did. She cut up her school picture and placed them all under her bed to scare the monster away.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0679866973, Paperback)

There's no such thing as monsters. Mother and Daddy even said so. But then why is there monster drool on Junie B.'s pillow? Oh, no! What if Paulie Allen Puffer is right -- what if she really does have a monster under her bed? If Junie B. goes to sleep, the monster might see her feet hanging down. And he might think her piggy toes are yummy little wiener sausages!

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After hearing from a classmate at kindergarten that people have monsters under their beds, Junie B. Jones is afraid to go to sleep that night.

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