Junie B., First Grader: Cheater Pants (Junie B. Jones Series #21)

Junie B., First Grader: Cheater Pants (Junie B. Jones Series #21)

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by Barbara Park, Denise Brunkus
     
 

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Junie B. Jones has all the answers when it comes to cheating. It's just plain wrong!

But what about copying someone else's homework? That's not cheating, right? 'Cause homework isn't even a test! And speaking of tests...what if a friend shares an answer that you didn't even ask for? Sharing definitely isn't cheating...is it?

Uh-oh. Maybe this cheating

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Overview

Junie B. Jones has all the answers when it comes to cheating. It's just plain wrong!

But what about copying someone else's homework? That's not cheating, right? 'Cause homework isn't even a test! And speaking of tests...what if a friend shares an answer that you didn't even ask for? Sharing definitely isn't cheating...is it?

Uh-oh. Maybe this cheating business is more complicated than Junie B. thought. Could she be a cheater pants and not even know it?

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Back for the twenty-first round, Junie this time explores what cheating is in a tight, well-focused story that just suits the developmental understandings of the implied reader. Sure, it is cheating if you copy your friend's paper and submit it as your own, but is it really cheating if you pretend to read it and supply your own words? Is it such a big deal if when you forgot there was going to be a spelling test, you sort of see a spelling word on someone else's paper, and he encourages you to, and it helps you spell "would" correctly? Junie makes the right decisions while the reader thinks through the ethical issues. Parents and teachers react appropriately but supportively. When Junie and her friend talk it over, they both feel better and tell their teacher. The teacher writes Junie an "awesome" haiku, and we are ready for her next adventure. As in the other books, Junie's grammatical understandings reflect her age and she tells it as she sees it. The conversational style and Brunkus's cartoons give new readers courage to tackle more print. Readers slightly older will smile reminiscently and while some adults may wince, most of those readers won't be saying "me and Herb" by next year. 2003, Random House, Ages 5 to 8.
— Susan Hepler, Ph.D.
School Library Journal
Gr 1-4-In her fourth "First Grader" book, Junie B. grapples with the ethical issue of cheating and learns how to work collaboratively. She gets caught after she copies a homework assignment. Later, she and another student confess to cheating on a spelling test. Between these two episodes, Junie B. and three classmates have a great experience writing a cinquain poem on friendship. The story wraps up nicely with the protagonist getting support from her parents and a cinquain composed by her teacher, commending her on her honesty. This beginning chapter book is written in first-person narrative with occasional journal entries. Dollops of humor keep the plot from being heavy-handed. The adults and children are believably portrayed, and the comical drawings match the tone of the story.-Marilyn Ackerman, Brooklyn Public Library, NY Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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."

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375923012
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
05/27/2003
Series:
Junie B. Jones Series, #21
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.69(w) x 8.59(h) x 0.64(d)
Lexile:
340L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

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