Junie B., First Grader: Toothless Wonder (Junie B. Jones Series #20)

Junie B., First Grader: Toothless Wonder (Junie B. Jones Series #20)

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by Barbara Park, Denise Brunkus
     
 

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Yikes ... it's a loose tooth! One of Junie B. Jones's top front teeth is loose! Only Junie B. is not that thrilled about this development. Because what if she looks like toothless Uncle Lou? And even worse ... what's all this tooth fairy business? Like, who is this woman, really? And what does she do with all those used teeth? So many questions, so little time.  See more details below

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Yikes ... it's a loose tooth! One of Junie B. Jones's top front teeth is loose! Only Junie B. is not that thrilled about this development. Because what if she looks like toothless Uncle Lou? And even worse ... what's all this tooth fairy business? Like, who is this woman, really? And what does she do with all those used teeth? So many questions, so little time.

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Holy molar! Everybody's favorite first-grader is back again, and this time, she has a big gap to contend with -- a hole where her tooth used to be.

At first, Junie B. Jones is thrilled to have a loose tooth -- it means she's turning into a "big kid," and she'll be the first one in Room One to lose one of her top baby teeth. But when Herb tells her about his "toothless Uncle Lou," an alarmed Junie B. soon tries to get her tooth to stop wiggling -- until Grandpa Miller accidentally helps it pop out. Complete with a new smile that she begins to appreciate, Junie B. then confesses to her parents that she knows the real story behind the Tooth Fairy -- she's really a brush-riding Tooth Witch that eats "tooth apples" -- and she won't leave her tooth under her pillow. Mom and Dad try to discourage this theory, but Junie gets her class involved, and they all begin wondering about the Tooth Fairy's real motives for collecting teeth. Yet just when Junie thinks she has it all figured out and leaves her tooth out for the night, an unexpected surprise winds up answering her Tooth Fairy questions and making her extra-excited.

It's about time Junie B. lost a tooth, and fans will love it! Addressing all the questions that plague kids about losing that first tooth, Junie B. handles her situation with humor and smart thinking that will have readers nodding in agreement. A high-spirited installment sure to satisfy hankerings for this feisty first-grader, Toothless Wonder will have fans cheering and chomping at the bit for more. Matt Warner

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375802959
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
10/08/2002
Series:
Junie B. Jones Series, #20
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.81(w) x 8.55(h) x 0.53(d)
Lexile:
350L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

BARBARA PARK is best known as the author of the wildly popular New York Times bestselling Junie B. Jones series, which has kept kids (and their grown-ups) laughing—and reading—for over two decades. Beloved by millions, the Junie B. Jones books have been translated into multiple languages and are a time-honored staple in elementary school classrooms around the world. Barbara once said, “I’ve never been sure whether Junie B.’s fans love her in spite of her imperfections…or because of them. But either way, she’s gone out into the world and made more friends than I ever dreamed possible.”

Barbara Park is also the author of award-winning middle grade novels and bestselling picture books, including Skinnybones, Mick Harte Was Here, and Ma! There’s Nothing to Do Here!

Barbara Park was born in New Jersey in 1947 and spent most of her adult life in Arizona, where she and her husband, Richard, raised two sons. Barbara died in 2013, but her legacy lives on in the laughter her books give to readers all over the world.

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Brief Biography

Hometown:
Scottsdale, Arizona
Date of Birth:
April 21, 1947
Place of Birth:
Mt. Holly, New Jersey
Education:
B.S., University of Alabama, 1969
Website:
http://www.randomhouse.com/kids/junieb

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Junie B., First Grader (at Last!) (Junie B. Jones Series #18) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 182 reviews.
Motheroftwin5yroldGirls More than 1 year ago
One of my twin daughters had just lost a tooth and the other was about to. This book was so fun for all of us to read. We read a chapter a night (or more if we couldn't put it down) and every night the girls looked forward to it. It's really about how you read it. Because Junie B. is so boisterous, they really got a kick out of it when I acted out the parts. Some parts they wanted me to go back and tell them again. This book was a great 1st chapter book to share together. We plan on reading more.
Katherine Siddall More than 1 year ago
Very funny series when i was younger. It was one of my favorites.
Amelia Barone More than 1 year ago
i loved it. this is one of the best junei b books.u will love the ending!
Miller-Moss More than 1 year ago
My five-year old grandson just lost his first tooth. He loved the story! He giggled, laughed out loud and felt real empathy for Junie B. He's an early reader so after we read this book together, he read Toothless Wonder over and over on his own with great delight. A winner!
Hannah Bullard More than 1 year ago
My favorite book series!
CassieFL More than 1 year ago
That is all I tell my grand daughter and she loves listening to me reading them to her. Awesome and fun.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome book!!!!!!!
Kam Pecoraro More than 1 year ago
Great for all ages. From ages12 to 7 juni b jones fits all ages
12345675 More than 1 year ago
This book was hilarious!!! My 7 year old loved it. I was laughing right along with her. This is the first Junie B. Jones book we've read and have read 3 others since. The only thing I don't like is that the book is written like a 1st grader might speak. Many words like "beautifulest" or "runned vs. ran" and other incorrect words are used. It made the book funny but it can be confusing if you're trying to teach correct pronunciation.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best Junie B. Book ever
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am going in to 5th and love these books.one day i hope to be a great auther to.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love junie b books
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book ever!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I accautly read it when i lost my first tooth
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love JunieB.Jones much i read i read to little kids younger than me and they love the book more than i do.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OMG!!!!! This book is amazing I can not tell you about it but i could it is a good book Juneie B. Jones is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love junoe b jones books and this one is one of my favs
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i bought this book for 3 of my nieces that happened to be in first grade and all 3 had lost their 1st tooth. they thought that was so neat to have a book written about them.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I Just loved this book. It was my first chapter book and i just love it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
junie b. is full of pranks and funny buisness but when her tooth comes out shes so wored about the tooth fairy she, will you'll see.
Anonymous 8 months ago
I love this book I read it evert day that is how good it is
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love junie in this bok
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xoxo!!!
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