Junie B., First Grader: Boo...and I MEAN It! (Junie B. Jones Series #24)

Junie B., First Grader: Boo...and I MEAN It! (Junie B. Jones Series #24)

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by Barbara Park, Denise Brunkus
     
 

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It's Halloween!

Only here's the trouble. Junie B. Jones is afraid to go trick-or-treating. 'Cause what if witches and monsters are really real? And what if pumpkins with sharp teeth can eat your feet? And don't even get her started on the candy corn problem. So how is Junie B. supposed to even enjoy this scary holiday? But then -- with a little help

Overview

It's Halloween!

Only here's the trouble. Junie B. Jones is afraid to go trick-or-treating. 'Cause what if witches and monsters are really real? And what if pumpkins with sharp teeth can eat your feet? And don't even get her started on the candy corn problem. So how is Junie B. supposed to even enjoy this scary holiday? But then -- with a little help from a friend -- she gets an idea for a costume guaranteed to outscare even the creepiest competition. And so maybe Halloween will turn out to be a real scream after all!

Editorial Reviews

bn.com
Junie B. has the frights over Halloween in Barbara Park's 24th episode about the famous first grader. This time, thanks to Paulie Allen Puffer's "5 scary secrets" about Halloween, Junie is ultra-nervous that the holiday is filled with actual monsters and witches that go trick-or-treating incognito, foot-eating pumpkins, clawing black witch cats, and other ghastly horrors. Poor Junie is on the verge of bowing out of Halloween entirely when she conjures up a foolproof plan: Be scarier than the monsters by dressing as Squirty the Clown, who previously frightened the dickens out of Grandma Miller with an overactive seltzer bottle. Will Junie be able to conquer her fears? Readers will laugh themselves silly finding out, and parents will be thankful that Junie is setting a great example about being brave and not scaring others. A deliciously hilarious treat for your collection.
For most kids, Halloween is one big treat; for first-grader Junie B., it's an entire day of menace. Dangers lurk in every shadow on this scary holiday. Junie worries that costume witches and monsters are real, and she suspects that pumpkins with sharp teeth can eat your feet. And don't even get her started about candy corn.
Publishers Weekly
Barbara Park's latest, Junie B., First Grader: Boo... and I Mean It!, illus. by Denise Brunkus, finds the indefatigable star a bit apprehensive of trick-or-treating: "I'm going to see real, actual monsters and witches! Plus I'll probably be coming home with a bat in my hair." (Aug.) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
Junie B. Jones has a Halloween secret. She's scared of trick-or-treating. She's not a scaredy-cat baby though. Paulie Allen Puffer told her five truths about Halloween that he learned from his eighth grade brother that would keep anyone with a brain off the streets on that night. Only, her mother doesn't know these five secrets and Junie B. Jones would face a wart for a head if she told her. Junie B. is forced to get creative and finagle a custome that will keep her safe on the most frightening night of the year. Philip Johnny Bob, her stuffed elephant acts as Junie's confidant and supporter during this holiday. As in the other Junie B. books, this one is another hilarious account of a day in the life of this first grader. A normally fearless girl, Junie B. shows a different side of herself, and uses her bravery and creativity to overcome her fear. This book is a great contribution to Barbara Park's already stellar series of books. 2004, Random House, Ages 4 to 8.
—Erin Teagan
From the Publisher
From USA TODAY:
"Junie B. is the darling of the young-reader set."

From Publisher' Weekly:
"Park convinces beginning readers that Junie B.—and reading—are lots of fun."

From Kirkus Reviews:
"Junie's swarms of young fans will continue to delight in her unique take on the world....A hilarious, first-rate read- aloud."

From Booklist:
"Park, one of the funniest writers around . . . brings her refreshing humor to the beginning chapter-book set."

From Time magazine:
"Junie B. Jones is a feisty six-year-old with an endearing penchant for honesty."

From School Library Journal:
"Readers will relate instantly to the trials and tribulations of this first grader....She is always endearing and wonderfully funny."

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375828065
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
08/24/2004
Series:
Junie B. Jones Series, #24
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
6.22(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.56(d)
Lexile:
380L (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.

From the Hardcover edition.

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: Boo...and I MEAN It! (Junie B. Jones Series #24) 4.2 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 153 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love all of these books!!
amy washington More than 1 year ago
VERY GOOD BOOK!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I may buy the Junie B. Books for my daughter, but I have to admit - I enjoy them just as much as she does. They are even more fun to read outloud, and we can't go three or four pages without having to put the book down and laugh at something Junie says or does. Only bad news. 'Cause eventually the book comes to an end and you have to put it down for real. But fortunately, Barbara Park keeps writing them and as long as she does we will keep reading them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a book that relly shows how junie b dous not like halloween and wants two find a way to scare people
Zack Chayet More than 1 year ago
it is cool
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Boo and I mean it is a great book for a parent and chiled reading. Also a great holloween book. I would not recomend it for 11+.
Hilmer Guevara More than 1 year ago
this book brought the fun into halloween
Tracy Thomas More than 1 year ago
This book is cool.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cool! A very good book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another junie b jones book this is so awsome . I love all the books. Can someone lend it to me . Thanks a lot everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im 13 and i luv junie
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love junie b jones!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Best Children Book Ever
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Funny. Easy depending on your age.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
And im 15 she is so funny!!!!!!!
Montana_Native More than 1 year ago
Another great Junie B. Jones book. Instead of candy for Halloween, I gave a book.
Anonymous 6 months ago
A funny book and a good time passer
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I 'm mirida sings#selfie
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Post this on three other books and look under your pillow