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Junie B. Jones and Some Sneaky Peeky Spying (Junie B. Jones Series #4)

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Illus. in black-and-white. Junie B. is the bestest spier in the whole world.

That's 'cause she has sneaky feet. And her nose doesn't whistle when she

breathes. But ...

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Junie B. Jones and Some Sneaky Peeky Spying (Junie B. Jones Series #4)

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Overview

Illus. in black-and-white. Junie B. is the bestest spier in the whole world.

That's 'cause she has sneaky feet. And her nose doesn't whistle when she

breathes. But guess what? Junie B. might be real sneaky and real

peeky, but when she spies on her teacher, she could get into real

trouble!

Six-year-old Junie B.'s penchant for spying on people and her curiosity about the private life of her teacher get her in trouble at kindergarten.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 1-3-Kindergartener Junie B. Jones is back, and she has decided to become a spy. Curious to discover where her teacher, ``Mrs.,'' lives, she takes her sneaky feet out on the case. When she thinks that she has witnessed Mrs. committing a crime, she tries hard to keep quiet, even when a friend warns her that keeping secrets can make your head explode. Junie's chatty narrative style, reminiscent of Eloise, becomes a bit much at times, but her five-going-on-six viewpoint rings true. Young readers ready for short chapter books are close enough to their own kindergarten memories to find Junie B.'s adventures, illustrated with black-and-white drawings, both familiar and funny.-Elaine E. Knight, Lincoln Elementary Schools, IL
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: 9780679851011
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 5/28/1994
  • Series: Junie B. Jones Series , #4
  • Pages: 80
  • Sales rank: 82,989
  • Age range: 6 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: 410L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 7.62 (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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Chapter 4: Cookie Mix and Other Stuff

The next day was Saturday.

Saturday is the day me and my mother go to the grocery store.

I have rules at that place.

Like no hollering the words I WANT ICE CREAM!

And no calling Mother the name of big meanie when she won't buy it.

And no eating a bag of marshmallows that doesn't belong to you.

Or else the store guy yanks it away from you. And he says, Eating is the same thing as stealing, young lady.

Then he takes you to Mother. And she has to pay for the whole entire bag. Except for I don't know why. 'Cause I only ate three of those softy guys and that's all.

The carts at the grocery store have seats in them. That's where babies sit. Only not me. 'Cause big girls get to walk all by theirselves.

And guess what else? One time Mother even let me push the whole big cart without any help.

Except for then some baked beanies got knocked off their shelf. And a grandma got her foot caught in my tire. And so now I have to wait till I'm bigger.

My favorite aisle is where the cookies are. That's 'cause sometimes there is a lady at a table there. And she gives me and Mother cookie samples. And we don't even have to pay for them.

Their name is freebies, I think.

Only too bad for me. 'Cause this time the lady wasn't there.

"Darn it," I said very disappointed. "No freebie lady."

Mother smiled. "That's okay. When we get home, we're going to bake our own cookies for Grandparents' Day, remember? Won't that be fun?" she asked.

I made my shoulders go up and down.

That's 'cause I was still mad at her for not taking me to myteacher's house, of course.

"What kind of cookie mix do you want?" asked Mother.

I did a frown at her. "I don't even want to bake cookies anymore" I said. "'Cause you still won't take me to where Mrs. lives."

Mother rumpled my hair. "Staying mad isn't going to change things, Junie B.," she said. "Now do you want to pick out the cookie mix? Or shall I?"

Then Mother picked out some cookie mix. And she gave it to me. And I throwed it in the cart very hard.

"Thank you," said Mother.

"You're not welcome," I said.

After that, Mother took me outside of the store. And me and her had a little talk.

A little talk is when Mother is mad at me. And she says who do I think I am, missy? And zactly how long so I think she's going to put up with me?

Then I have to say a 'pology to her.

A 'pology is the words I'm sorry.

Except for you don't actually have to mean it. 'Cause nobody can even tell the difference.

After the little talk, we went back into the store.

"Shall we try again?" asked Mother.

Then she gave me another box of cookie mix. And I put it in the cart very nice.

"That's better," she said. "Thank you."

You're not welcome, I said inside my head.

Then I smiled to myself. 'Cause Mother can't even hear me in there.

After that, me and her went around the corner. And I saw my most favorite thing in the whole world!

And its name is the water fountain!

"Hey! I need a drink!" I said very excited.

Then I runned right over there. And I hopped up on the little step.

"Need some help?" called Mother.
"No," I said. "'Cause I'm almost six years old, that's why. And so I already know how to work this big guy.

"And here's another thing I know," I said.

"No putting your mouth on the water spout. Or else germs will get inside you. And you will die."

I smiled very proud. "Paulie Allen Puffer told me that," I explained.

Then I bended my head over the fountain. And I drank for a very long time.

"Hurry up, Junie B.," said Mother. "I need to get the shopping done."

I wiped my mouth off with my arm.

"Yeah, only I can't hurry up. Or else I might a stomachache and spit up water. 'Cause a boy named William did that on the playground yesterday."

Mother looked at her watch. "Okay. Well, I'm going to be right here in the cereal aisle. As soon as you've finished drinking, come directly back to me."

"Okey-dokey," I said very happy.

Then I turned around and drinked and drinked and drinked.

Except for then I started feeling a little bit sickish. And so I had to sit down on the little step and rest my water.

That's when the big front doors of the grocery store opened.

And guess what?

My eyes almost popped out of my head, that's what!

'Cause I saw a big shock!

And its name was Mrs.!

My real live teacher named Mrs. was at the grocery store!
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2012

    Well recommended

    Gave to my 6 year old granddaughter who was extremely excited to continue reading this series!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2011

    A - W - S - O - M - E !!!!!!!!!

    Awsome ! Awsome !Awsome !

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2014

    Awesome book

    Have this on paper back but........... iwant to go too!!!!!!! 100000000 what ever number this is this is how manyn stars.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2013

    Amazed

    AWSOMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    IT SHOUD GET 6STARS

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2013

    Oliva

    Once again, Junie B. cracks me up in another one of her hillarious stories.Since Junie B. Is little she talks in "a little kid way", also she says words like stupid and dumb which may not be aproprite for some younger kids.She also spys on people which some kids could follow her example and do too! In all I kind of liked this story it was ok.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2012

    I love this book

    This was one of my favorite books when i was 6! Im thinking about getting it for my little brother.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2012

    Best

    Awsome book

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  • Posted October 12, 2011

    I love junie b.

    She is uber cute

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 12, 2011

    Lol

    I know iam to old for it but its still funny

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 25, 2009

    Loved it!

    My daughter is 6 and loves reading. She read a Junie B. Jones book at school and wanted to have her own at home. She made up a voice that Junie might have and she reads out loud to me in that voice. Sometimes just around the house she pretends she's Junie and has that voice too. One issue is that words are sometimes made up by Junie but my daughter realizes they are not real words. Could be a problem for a child that doesn't have good reading skills or vocabulary. Overall a very fun book to read with your child.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 21, 2009

    Great series

    Junie B. Jones books are great for independent readers in grades 1 and 2. The stories are just challenging enough, and kids can relate to the characters. I'd recommend this series to any parent with a young child.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2008

    :It¿s a book you will never want to put down!

    My favorite character in this book was Junie b., because she is hilarious. I liked the part when she hid in the hamper and her grandpa walks in and takes his teeth out of his mouth. Junie is so surpised, she bumps her head and he jumps up and mother comes in and says 'no more spying' and she still did anyway.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2005

    A hilarious book

    What if you saw your teacher stealing grapes from the store while you were spying, when your mom told you not to spy? Junie B. is a kindergartener. She was spying at the store and saw her teacher; she calls her Mrs., eating grapes right out of the store bag. She doesn¿t know what to do. If she tells her mom she is going to get in trouble for spying. And if she tells the sales guy she might make her teacher go to jail. Read this book to find out if Mrs. is a thief and if Junie B. gets in trouble for spying on Mrs. I recommend this book to people that like funny books.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2014

    4th grade reader :)

    My friend likes these bookes...ME TOO! you will most likely smile when you read these sieres! who cares if people say their wierd i don't care so you shoudn't.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2014

    READ THIS MESSAGE

    This book stinks

    SaysVOLLEYBALLSTAR

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2014

    5th grade reader

    I'm 11 and i read this book in like third grade and it was so funny. Junie B jones hides in so many funny places like her grandpa's hamper! I reccomend these books to anybody because they most likely WILL crack you up! I have been collecting sooo many of these that i have read them each more than ten times! Well i hope my review helps and happy reading!! Bye!! -Caroline

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2014

    Its funny

    Its funny case they did a smoochie kiss

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2014

    Cute!

    Junie B. ROCKS.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2013

    Wow

    Lovin it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2013

    Bad book

    Bad book

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