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Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus (1992)

by Barbara Park

Other authors: Denise Brunkus (Illustrator), Denise Brunkus (Illustrator)

Series: Junie B. Jones (1)

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Junie B Jones thinks that the school bus smells like egg salad and black smoke. She thinks it has scary creaky breaks and has boys that push and are mean. She has no fear of going to school but refuses to take the bus. Junie is so scared of the bus that she just hide in a closet instead of going home, giving her mom and her teacher quite a scare. ( )
  Emilysill | Nov 27, 2015 |
This book is about a little kindergartner who didn't like the school bus. She didn't like the mean children on the bus. This book is fun to read to children. ( )
  Angelatw | Nov 16, 2015 |
This is a funny early readers chapter book geared for first through third grade. It is from the series of Junie B. Jones. It is the adventures of Junie B. on her first day of school and her fears about riding the school bus. She goes to meet the teacher night and then is told she will be riding the bus. She is nervous and does not enjoy her first experience. She gets to school and then realizes she'll have to ride it home so instead she hides in the closet and then goes exploring all over school. She is finally discovered when she calls 911 because she's about to have a bathroom accident and the doors are locked! She gets in trouble and then decides to give the bus a second chance. This story is great for young readers to tackle on their own or have a teacher read it out loud and then have students discuss if they ever felt scared of something and it turned out to be okay. This is a good book to help discussions about fears and the first day of school. There are a few illustrations that are simple black and white drawings.
  cpaavola | Nov 8, 2015 |
I love, love, love Junie B. Jones books! This book was especially my favorite. The reason why I enjoyed this book so much was because of the overall idea of the story. The story allows students to relate to the controversy that goes on in schools. Students are often afraid, bullied, or worried when it comes to school and Junie B. Jones captures the message perfectly. Though Junie B. can be a little "sassy" she is easily relate able. The writing in this book is funny and engaging. It allows readers to learn new things without even being aware that they are. An example of the engaging writing in Junie B. Jones is when she hides out to avoid going home on the school bus. The writing is fun and interactive.
  BrittanyNelson94 | Oct 27, 2015 |
This is such a great beginning reader’s chapter book. My favorite aspect of this book is the humorous writing. The author did a great job of adding funny punchlines here and there. One that I enjoyed in particular reads as follows: “The librarian bent down next to me, she said to use my quiet voice. ‘YEAH, ONLY GUESS WHAT? RIGHT NOW I JUST LIKE THE KIND OF BOOKS WITH PICTURES. BUT MOTHER SAYS WHEN I GET BIG, IM GOING TO LIKE THE KIND WITH JUST WORDS. AND ALSO, STEWED TOMATOES.’” Everything about this line was comical. I liked how to emphasize the fact that Junie was being way too loud she used capital letters, and l loved the joke about stewed tomatoes. Another thing I enjoyed about this book was its organization. The book is sectioned into ten chapters, each one being about 7-10 pages long. That is important because it allows to students to take breaks during reading if need be, and they won’t feel like they are putting down the book at an awkward time. Additionally, the names of the chapters give the readers good insight as to what the chapter will be about, allowing them to think while they read, and make predictions. For example, chapter 8 is titled, The Dangerous Nurse’s Office, and one could infer that it will be about Junie B. being mischievous in the nurse’s office. The message of this book, is that if you don’t follow directions, you can get yourself into a lot of risky business!
  Abeckl1 | Oct 26, 2015 |
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Remember when it was scary to go to school? 'Cause it was your first day and you didn't know anything. Meet Junie B. Jones, kindergartner. She's so scared of the school bus and the meanies on it that when it's time to go home, she doesn't.

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In her own words, a young girl describes her feelings about starting kindergarten and what she does when she decides not to ride the bus home.

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