Junie B. Jones and a Little Monkey Business (Junie B. Jones Series #2)

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Illus. in black-and-white by Denise Brunkus. Trouble crops...

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Overview





Illus. in black-and-white by Denise Brunkus. Trouble crops up because of an

unusual misunderstanding—Junie B. starts to think that her newborn brother is

really a baby monkey! "Chapter book readers will be laughing at Junie's antics

as well as her way with words."—Booklist.




Through a misunderstanding, Junie B. thinks that her new baby brother is really a baby monkey, and her report of this news creates excitement and trouble in her kindergarten class.

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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:
"Park is truly a funny writer. Although Junie B. is a kindergartner, she's sure to make middle graders laugh out loud."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780679838869
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 2/28/1993
  • Series: Junie B. Jones Series , #2
  • Pages: 80
  • Sales rank: 71,132
  • Age range: 6 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: 410L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 7.63 (h) x 0.24 (d)

Meet the Author

Barbara Park

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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    1. Hometown:
      Scottsdale, Arizona
    1. Date of Birth:
      April 21, 1947
    2. Place of Birth:
      Mt. Holly, New Jersey
    1. Education:
      B.S., University of Alabama, 1969
    2. Website:

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Junie B. Jones and a Little Monkey Business


By Barbara Park

Random House Books for Young Readers

Copyright © 2007 Barbara Park
All right reserved.

ISBN: 0375841571

Chapter 2: The Dumb Baby's Room

Mother and Daddy fixed up a room for the new baby. It's called a nursery. Except I don't know why. Because a baby isn't a nurse, of course.

The baby's room used to be the guest room. That's where all our guests used to sleep. Only we never had much guests.

And so now if we get some, they'll have to sleep on a table or something.

The baby's room has new stuff in it. That's because Mother and Daddy went shopping at the new baby stuff store.

They bought a new baby dresser with green and yellow knobs on it. And a new baby lamp with a giraffe on the lamp shade. And also, a new rocking chair for when the baby cries and you can't shut it up.

And there's a new baby crib, too.

A crib is a bed with bars on the side of it. It's kind of like a cage at the zoo. Except with a crib, you can put your hand through the bars. And the baby won't pull you in and kill you.

And guess what else is in the nursery? Wallpaper, that's what! The jungle kind. With pictures of elephants, and lions, and a big fat hippo-pot-of-something.

And there's monkeys, too! Which are my most favorite jungle guys in the whole world!

Mother and Daddy pasted on the wallpaper together.

Me and mydog Tickle were watching them.

"This wallpaper looks very cute in here," I told them. "I would like some of it in my room, too, I think. Okay?" I said. "Can I? Can I?"

"We'll see," said Daddy.

We'll see is another word for no.

"Yeah, only that's not fair," I said. "'Cause the baby gets all new junk and I have all old junk."

"Poor Junie B," said Mother very teasing.

Then she bended down and tried to hug me. Only she couldn't do it very good. Because of her big fat stomach -- which is where the stupid baby is.

"I don't think I'm going to like this dumb baby," I said.

Mother stopped hugging me.

"Don't say that, Junie B. Of course you will," she said.

"Of course I won't," I talked back. "Because it won't even let me hug you very good. And anyway, I don't even know its stupid dumb name."

Then Mother sat down in the new rocking chair. And she tried to put me on her lap. Only I wouldn't fit. So she just holded my hand.

"That's because Daddy and I haven't picked a name for the baby yet," she explained. "We want a name that's a little bit different. You know, something cute like Junie B. Jones. A name that people will remember."

And so I thought and thought very hard. And then I clapped my hands together real loud.

"Hey! I know one!" I said very excited. "It's the cafeteria lady at my school. And her name is Mrs. Gutzman!"

Mother frowned a little bit. And so maybe she didn't hear me, I think.

"MRS. GUTZMAN!" I hollered. "That's a cute name, don't you think? And I remembered it, too! Even after I only heard it one time, Mrs. Gutzman sticked right in my head!"

Mother took a big breath. "Yes, honey. But I'm not sure that Mrs. Gutzman is a good name for a tiny baby."

And so then I scrunched my face up. And I thought and thought all over again.

"How 'bout Teeny?" I said. "Teeny would be good."

Mother smiled. "Well, Teeny might be cute while the baby was little. But what would we call him when he grows up?"

"Big Teeny!" I called out very happy.

Then Mother said, "We'll see."

Which means no Big Teeny.

After that I didn't feel so happy anymore.

"When's this dumb bunny baby getting here anyway?" I said.

Mother frowned again. "The baby is not a dumb bunny, Junie B.," she said. "And it will be here very soon. So I think you'd better start getting used to the idea."

Then her and Daddy began pasting wallpaper again.

And so I opened the new baby dresser with the green and yellow knobs. And I looked at the new baby clothes.

The baby pajamas were very weensy. And the baby socks wouldn't even fit on my big piggie toe.

"I'm going to be the boss of this baby," I said to Tickle. "'Cause I'm the biggest, that's why."

Daddy snapped his fingers at me. "That's enough of that kind of talk, missy," he said.

Missy's my name when I'm in trouble.

After that, him and Mother went to the kitchen to get some more paste.

And so I looked down the hall to make sure he was gone.

"Yeah, only I'm still gonna be the boss of it," I whispered.

Ha ha. So there.

Continues...

Excerpted from Junie B. Jones and a Little Monkey Business by Barbara Park Copyright © 2007 by Barbara Park. Excerpted by permission.
All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
Excerpts are provided by Dial-A-Book Inc. solely for the personal use of visitors to this web site.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2011

    Funny and Real, The World of Junie B. Jones!

    When Junie B. finds out that her mother is expecting, Junie B. doesn't like the thought of living with a baby, because she thinks they 'smell like P.U.' Then, the day the baby is born, Junie B.'s grandmother tells her the baby is a little monkey, and Junie B. takes it literally and it leads to all sorts of trouble, from Junie B. being misleading to her friends, Lucille and Grace,
    giving her their snack tickets. Will Junie B. ever find out the truth?

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2012

    Aweome kidz

    LOL!
    I love it

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2011

    Junie b has done it again!

    Barbra parks did a exceptional job on the series foyoung kids. Very easy to read...hilarious...and a great read for anyone to enjoy!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 4, 2011

    a normel life

    Junie b was just a little girle until she had a baby. junie b just dident understand what it was like yet.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 5, 2011

    GREAT!!!

    whoevever says this book is horrible obviously doesnt have any taste in humerous literature

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2013

    Lameish

    I like these books because I like to make fun of them,but they're for little kids.So they're kind of lame,but I'll read 'em from time to time.I just don't like them because JunieB's grammer is TERRIBLE!I cringe when I read it.But I highly reccomend it for 1st to 3rd grade.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 22, 2013

    Good easy ready for a 9 yr old.

    My daughter really enjoys the Junie books although, at 9 she is getting a bit old for this reading level. Good, entertaining stories for all!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2013

    Autumn

    This book is awesome!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2013

    Awsome powerful

    3rd best book i ever read

    Awsome

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2013

    PUPPY LOVE E PUPPY LOVE 13

    IT IS SOO FUNNY THAT I ALMOST WET MY PANTS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2013

    BABY

    Baby monky?

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2013

    Luv

    I love junie b jones books i have read all of them this one was my favorites i LOVE babies she is so funny

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2013

    Great funny loving

    Junie b is verrrrrrrrrrrry funny so y not get this book u will laugh an she has a boyfrien LOL

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2013

    Good like it

    Junie b jones is funny but really its not nice to hate another sibling that is younger then you they might grow up hatibg you and not want you. But i gave it a chance five stars 12345

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2012

    Sample

    The sample is pretty good(:

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2014

    READ THIS MESSAGE

    This book stinls

    Says VOLLEYBALL STAR

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2014

    Boring

    I have enjoyed the authors other books, but not this one. The characters and story line were shallow, immature and flat. I could not connect at all.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2014

    Love u junie and barb.

    I lllloooovvvveee her and the author best write ever

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2014

    Bad for little kids 4-6 (its a shame because its targeted at ages 4-6)

    This book is bad because it has inproper grammer and spelling. It is targeted @ ages 4-6 but they are still learning to read. Their skills won't develop right and they might think that's the way to spell it. ~Flordia girl +-- ( <-- thats a cross, im catholic christian )

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2014

    great book great book great book.

    This is a great book thats why its on my wishlist.

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