Junie B., First Grader: One-Man Band (Junie B. Jones Series #22)

Junie B., First Grader: One-Man Band (Junie B. Jones Series #22)

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by Barbara Park, Denise Brunkus
     
 

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Go Room One! It's time for the first-grade kickball tournament! Only, here's the problem. Junie B. has hurt her big piggy toe and she can't play on the team. So, now what? She definitely doesn't want to be a cheerleader. But wait! Maybe she could be in Sheldon's halftime show! Then all eyes would be on her! And she would be the star! Hurray! Hurray! Junie B. . See more details below

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Go Room One! It's time for the first-grade kickball tournament! Only, here's the problem. Junie B. has hurt her big piggy toe and she can't play on the team. So, now what? She definitely doesn't want to be a cheerleader. But wait! Maybe she could be in Sheldon's halftime show! Then all eyes would be on her! And she would be the star! Hurray! Hurray! Junie B. . . . in the spotlight. What could possibly go wrong?

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Lovers of Junie will welcome this next installment, when the first grade kickball tournament takes place only Junie can't play because of an injured toe. She, a classmate Sheldon, and Mr. Scary, the teacher, fall upon the idea of a halftime show complete with cymbals and juggling. Only Junie can't juggle yet and practices madly but not very confidently. But she manages to pull it off when the fans throw leftover lunch biscuits at her and, in crunch time, Junie delivers. The feisty heroine of her own story manages to have readers laughing at the way she sees things and says them. Brunkus gives an endearing and contemporary look to the characters and in nine short chapters coming in at under 80 pages, newly launched readers will move right through this book in the "Junie B. Jones" series. 2003, Random House, Ages 6 to 9.
— Susan Hepler, Ph.D.
School Library Journal
Gr 1-3-In this adventure, Junie B. is sidelined by an injury and cannot participate in the first-grade kickball tournament. When her teacher offers her a chance to be a cheerleader, stage fright almost ruins her halftime performance, but the irrepressible protagonist comes through in the end. Text and illustrations work well together. Junie's distinct and authentic voice speaks to beginning chapter-book readers. Her journal entries (complete with corrected spelling mistakes) are a nice counterpoint to the straightforward plot. Classroom politics, family dynamics, and the frustrations and triumphs of growing up are treated with humor and hope. This will be a hit where the series is popular.-Ellen M. Riordan, Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, MD Copyright 2004 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:
9780375825361
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
12/28/2004
Series:
Junie B. Jones Series, #22
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
68,533
Product dimensions:
5.19(w) x 7.63(h) x 0.25(d)
Lexile:
380L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

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