Junie B. Jones and Some Sneaky Peeky Spying (Junie B. Jones Series #4) (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

Junie B. Jones and Some Sneaky Peeky Spying (Junie B. Jones Series #4) (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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by Barbara Park
     
 

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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 Mrs., she could get into real trouble!  

Overview

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 Mrs., she could get into real trouble!  

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal - 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
Kay Weisman
The irrepressible Junie B. Jones, seen most recently in "Junie B. Jones and Her Big Fat Mouth" (1993), returns for her fourth adventure. This time her penchant for "sneaky peeky spying" gets her in trouble when, as a result of some laundry-hamper espionage, she frightens her grandfather into dropping his dentures. After her mother forbids future covert activities, Junie tries to be more discreet, and she catches her teacher sampling grapes in the local produce department. Naturally, Junie misunderstands, resulting in still another hilarious trip to the principal's office and much embarrassment for everyone concerned. Park has a wonderful ear for the dialogue of five-year-olds and an even better grasp of how their minds operate. Junie truly means well, but her inexperience and impulsiveness land her in trouble every time. A sure bet for beginning chapter-book readers, although Junie's linguistic idiosyncrasies may prove confusing for English-as-a-second-language learners. Illustrated with black-line drawings.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780785740117
Publisher:
Demco Media
Publication date:
05/28/1994
Series:
Junie B. Jones Series, #4
Edition description:
THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
Pages:
66
Sales rank:
775,765
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

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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 my teacher'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!

Meet the Author

Barbara Park is one of  today's funniest and best-loved writers for middle graders.  Her novels, which include Dear God, HELP!!! Love Earl; Skinnybones; The Kid in the Red Jacket; and Mick Harte Was Here have won numerous children's book awards.  Barbara thinks that the wonderful thing about writing humor is that she is able to deal with serious issues in a more lighthearted way.  Barbara's fans always want to know whether or not her characters are based on her own children (she has two sons) -- in fact, they are not.  But having her sons has made it easier for her to know how kids talk and think.  What matters most to Barbara is that her books are bringing a few smiles to her readers.

Barbara lives in Paradise Valley, Arizona, with her husband, Richard. She holds a B.S. from the University of Alabama.  

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. Jones and Some Sneaky Peeky Spying (Junie B. Jones Series #4) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 73 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gave to my 6 year old granddaughter who was extremely excited to continue reading this series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awsome ! Awsome !Awsome !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was one of my favorite books when i was 6! Im thinking about getting it for my little brother.
TLong64 More than 1 year ago
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.
Symone Beason More than 1 year ago
She is uber cute
Sandra Hutchinson More than 1 year ago
I know iam to old for it but its still funny
Vic531 More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read Junie B. Jones and Some Sneaky Peeky Spying. I give this book 5 stars out of 5. I think this book deserves 5 stars because it's a funny story with great pictures. This book is all about Junie B. Jones. She thinks she is a spy. She goes to the grocery store and sees Mrs., her teacher, eating grapes without paying for them. This part was really funny to me. I like reading Junie B. Jones books.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Its were Junie starts scaring people
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Junie B Jones is the best,the author is the best,everything is the BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book stinks SaysVOLLEYBALLSTAR
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Have this on paper back but........... iwant to go too!!!!!!! 100000000 what ever number this is this is how manyn stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Junie B. ROCKS.
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AWSOMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IT SHOUD GET 6STARS
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lovin it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bad book
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