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Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus by…

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

by Barbara Park

Other authors: Denise Brunkus (Illustrator)

Series: Junie B. Jones (1)

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  hcarlson6218 | May 10, 2019 |
This is a book about Junie B Jones. She is a little girl who doesn't like much, but is appreciative of her family. In this book in the series, Junie really hates the school bus. She is constantly complaining about the school bus, This book has some attainable themes, but has a lot of words per page which makes it more difficult. Junie learned that once she tried riding the school bus, it wasn't as bad as she thought it would be.
  Kelsey-Funkhouser | Dec 3, 2018 |
The moral of this story is to give new things a chance and don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone. Junie B is starting school and she is afraid of the bus, She thinks all of these horrible things will happen to her on the bus on her way to and from school. Instead of going home Junie hides in the classroom because she is so scared of the bus. In the end she realizes that the bus isn't that bad and nothing bad will happen to her.
  pitaaortiz | Nov 26, 2018 |
This book is the first in Junie B. Jones series. It is about how Junie is about to start kindergarten and her fears of not only starting school but riding the bus. On the first day of school, she had a not so good time on the bus, so she made sure she avoided riding it home. She hid and everyone panicked, once they found her, she was in big trouble, but she expressed to her mom about how she felt. Her mom called a little girls mother that was about to start riding the bus, and the Junie decided to give it a chance because now she would have a friend. The Junie B. Jones series is one of my all-time favorites. It is still hilarious like it was when I was young reading it. This book is good for grades 1-2nd and can be used to teach about school, friendship, and feelings. ( )
  SavG. | Nov 26, 2018 |
This book is the first in the Junie B. Jones series. Junie B. is scared to go to school on the first day of kindergarten. She does not like her bus ride to school that morning. She does not want to ride the bus again so she hides at the end of the school day. Everyone in the school is looking for her because she did not go home on the bus. They find her and the next day her mom has her sit with someone in her class.

I would use this book with grades K - 2nd. This book could be used to teach about school, friendship, and feelings. ( )
  KaleyD | Nov 25, 2018 |
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This book is a beginning chapter book about a young girl who is just starting kindergarten and how her first day at school goes. The point of view is told from herself. Everything that happens on the first say of school is all caused from how she does not want to ride the bus. Her mom convinces her to ride it in the morning but for the afternoon she will not ride the bus and she hides out in the school. She soon calls 911 while hiding in the school and people finally find her and she does not understand why everyone is so mad at her. However, it ends with her mom finding her a bus riding buddy and she is finally okay to ride the school bus, that she once thought was so horrible.
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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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