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Junie B., First Grader: Turkeys We Have Loved and Eaten (and Other Thankful Stuff) (Junie B. Jones Series #28)
     

Junie B., First Grader: Turkeys We Have Loved and Eaten (and Other Thankful Stuff) (Junie B. Jones Series #28)

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by Barbara Park
 

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Meet the World's Funniest First Grader—Junie B. Jones!

Gobble, gobble! With over 50 million books in print, Barbara Park's New York Times bestselling chapter book series, Junie B. Jones, is a classroom favorite and has been keeping kids laughing—and reading—for over 20 years! In the 28th Junie B. Jones book, Room One is getting ready for

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Meet the World's Funniest First Grader—Junie B. Jones!

Gobble, gobble! With over 50 million books in print, Barbara Park's New York Times bestselling chapter book series, Junie B. Jones, is a classroom favorite and has been keeping kids laughing—and reading—for over 20 years! In the 28th Junie B. Jones book, Room One is getting ready for their very own Thanksgiving feast! There's even a contest to see which room can write the best thankful list. The winners will get a pumpkin pie! Only it turns out being thankful is harder than it looks. Because Junie B. is not actually thankful for Tattletale May. Or squash. Or scratchy pilgrim costumes. And pumpkin pie makes her vomit, anyway. Will Room One win the disgusting pie? Can May and Junie B. find common ground? Or will this Thanksgiving feast turn into a Turkey Day Disaster?

USA TODAY:
"Junie B. is the darling of the young-reader set."

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

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."

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

Editorial Reviews

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."

Children's Literature - Enid Portnoy
Here is another funny adventure with Junie B. Jones at Thanksgiving time. She is a favorite children's book character whose author knows how to tickle everyone's funny bone, and a few other giggle spots as well. This book finds Junie working hard in school to make a list of things for which she is grateful. Mr. Scary, Junie's teacher says if classmates in Room One create a good list together they may be able to win the school contest. It doesn't take long to discover that that not everyone agrees on items to be included. For example: is toilet paper a good item to be grateful for? How about a new T shirt? Each chapter brings with it new issues. Junie B. has a hard time trying to accept some decisions and the people who suggest them, especially when she feels grouchy. When the class list is completed, families of Room One children come to school to see costumed young Pilgrims and Native Americans celebrate their program version of the very first Thanksgiving together. Of course Junie can't wait to see if Room One is declared the school contest winner. Whether the book is read aloud or independently by a child, the familiar and large drawings in some chapters will clearly display the emotions of Junie and her friends. There is always plenty of excitement when Junie B. Jones is around. Even the turkey can't help but smile.
Kirkus Reviews
It's bound to be a special Thanksgiving feast when Junie B. and her classmates are celebrating. The school is holding a Thankful Contest, and the very patient Mr. Scary thinks his class is the one to win it. He calls them, "definitely the most creative first graders I've ever had." When the class puts together a list on the board, he has second thoughts. Canned cranberry jelly, exploding biscuits, "Nipsy Doodles," rainbow sprinkles and especially item number five (toilet paper) have Mr. Scary frowning his eyebrows. While the class discussion of freedom (and why none of the first graders has it) is worth the price of admission, the rest of the story bounces from one out-of-control episode to another. While Junie B. still has her own irrepressible voice and worldview, it's hard to believe that she is still using baby talk (bestest, hottish, sweatish) after 1 1/2 years in school and even harder to believe that nemesis May would engage in rough pretend play (with a stuffed elephant, no less) in November of first grade. It would have been fun to see Junie B. debunk some of the traditional Thanksgiving rituals: the questionable friendship feast, the silly Pilgrim costumes and the use of the word "Indian" (by the teacher). Junie B. still brings a smile, but sometimes it's an uncomfortable one. (Fiction. 5-8)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780449014585
Publisher:
Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/07/2012
Series:
Junie B. Jones Series
Sales rank:
890,526
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 5.80(h) x 0.60(d)
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.

DENISE BRUNKUS' entertaining illustrations have appeared in over fifty books, including each Junie B. title. She lives in Massachussetts with her husband and daughter

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 Turkeys We have Loved and Eaten (and other Thankful Stuff) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 63 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Junie b will never get old!!!!!! My sisters and i have always loved her, shes part of my childhood, a part of my life. Thank you junie b for helping me find the spunky/creative/sarcastic part of me i never would have had without you. Im sure im joined by millions when i say, i love you Junie b. Jones!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read this book over and over at school it is amazing other ratings for the other books are people being selfish and immature
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's so funny! I hope she makes lots more Junie B. Jones books!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVE JBJ SHE IS SO FUNNY IF I NEVE READ IT I WOULD NEVER NEVER LAUGH IN MY LIFE I KNOW THAT 9 YEAR OLDS PROBLY NEVER READ BOOKS LIKE THIS BUT I DO THEY ARE LAUGH OUT LOUD I DO NOT CARE IF I AM NOT LITTEL OR BIG KIDS CAN READ IT
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think this book is to much money not buying press yes so barnes and nobel lower it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the book but the sample is not good at all
Qui_George_Jim More than 1 year ago
Great read for my child and niece.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I personally love the jbj books. Kids of all ages at school love to read about her, even if the books are read to them! The book is new , so yes,it is more money. Who are you anonymous people to complain about these books, move on and read something else. Yes,we know it is a free country, so I can say to get a life. Find something productive to do. LONG LIVE JUNIE B JONES! Keepcranking out those books,
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im 9 and i love them i got all of them
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the this seres because it is funny. WARNING: if you hate or don't like to laught do not get this book. From a reader ;)
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Read all of her bookss
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I have the book and I read it. I just love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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She is not in room 9!!!!!!!!
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These books are the most awesome books i've read so you should read these books
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The Junie B. Jone books are so amazing that it inspired me to write books and selling the books that i write and i am only nine.
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This book stinks you should never buy it it is a ripoff SAYS VOLLYBALL LOVER1000
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So funny !!! Lol