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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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I had fun reading this easy chapter book. The main character, Junie B. Jones, is well developed and comes off as a very believable kindergartner. The language she uses to narrate the story clearly shows her age. For example. she calls her kindergarten teacher "Mrs." instead of her whole name. The writing structure of the book is also great. It is age appropriate. The story includes just enough information to keep it interesting, but not so much that it loses the attention span of the reader. The big idea of this book is that everybody has a similar scary experience when they first start school and it is fun to look back and laugh when you are a bit older. The only reason I gave this book 4 starts instead of 5 is because there is a lot of negativity within the story that may rub off on childen. Junie B. Jones hates a lot of things, like the stupid and smelly bus. ( )
  jwrigh28 | Sep 30, 2015 |
Barbara Park’s New York Times bestselling chapter book series, Junie B. Jones, is a classroom favorite and has been keeping kids laughing—and reading—for more than twenty years. Over 60 million copies in print and now with a bright new look for a new generation!

Meet the World’s Funniest Kindergartner—Junie B. Jones! Remember when it was scary to go to school? In the first Junie B. Jones book, it’s Junie B.’s first day and she doesn’t know anything. She’s so scared of the school bus and the meanies on it that when it’s time to go home, she doesn’t. (amazon).
  AmyStepaniuk | Sep 26, 2015 |
This was a funny book. The characters in the book, as well as in the Junie B. Jones Series, are well developed. Every character has a different personality that adds to the comedic factor to the story about riding the school bus. However, I did not like how much the main character used the word "stupid" to describe things. The big message in this book is to embrace new experiences in school because you can learn something from them. ( )
  Tee_Barnett | Sep 16, 2015 |
Humorous and fun read for back to school. Easy readers for beginning and younger students. Many in the series- don't stay on the shelves for long in our library and even very fluent readers seem to enjoy them. Junie has funny mannerisms and antics most kids can relate to with themselves or younger siblings.
  Amyinalaska | Jul 28, 2015 |
Barbara Park was first love for chapter books. She made reading very enjoyable and always fun to read. In "Junie B. Jones and the stupid Smelly Bus", as a kindergartner and in a very new and scary new environment (school). She tries to avoid going back to the school bus. She is faced with some strange consequences, but they are hilarious.
  ayala.yannet | Jun 7, 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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