Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus: 20th-Anniversary Full-Color Edition

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Hurray! Hurray! Celebrate 20 years of Junie B. Jones!
Meet Junie B. Jones! The B. Stands for Beatrice. Except Junie B. doesn’t like Beatrice. She just likes B and that’s all. It’s the first day of kindergarten. But Junie B. did not like riding the bus to school. Only guess what? Junie B. is an excellent hider. So, at the end of the day—when everyone lines up to go—home . . . Junie B. doesn’t.  With over 50 MILLION copies in print and translated into more than a dozen ...

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Overview

Hurray! Hurray! Celebrate 20 years of Junie B. Jones!
Meet Junie B. Jones! The B. Stands for Beatrice. Except Junie B. doesn’t like Beatrice. She just likes B and that’s all. It’s the first day of kindergarten. But Junie B. did not like riding the bus to school. Only guess what? Junie B. is an excellent hider. So, at the end of the day—when everyone lines up to go—home . . . Junie B. doesn’t.  With over 50 MILLION copies in print and translated into more than a dozen languages, the New York York Times Bestselling Junie B. Jones series has kept kids laughing—and reading—for 20 years! Now, for the first time ever, the book that started it all, Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus, is available in a full-color jacketed hardcover edition. With original, never before seen material—including full color artwork, photographs, a behind the scene peek at illustrator Denise Brunkus’s sketch pad, and a conversation between Barbara Park and Junie B. Jones herself—this special collector's edition is a treat for both new readers and Junie B. fans of all ages!

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Talkative, impetuous, perpetually young Junie B. Jones has been delighting readers since this book first appeared in 1992. Now back in a grand, full-color 20th anniversary edition, Junie B. Jones & The Stupid Smelly Bus will delight anyone who ever worried about their first day of school, anxious that they will have milk poured on their heads or suffer other embarrassments. One classic we can all appreciate.

Brian Monahan

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."

Children's Literature - Krisan Murphy
In this 20th anniversary full-color edition, readers are reminded why both children and adults love a six-year-old who licks her shoes to make them shine. Junie B. Jones captivates readers with her audacious and hilarious perspective. In this first episode of thirty titles, Junie B. shares her experiences and strongly held opinions about her first day of kindergarten. Junie B.'s unique way of characterizing adults in her life such as "Mrs." and "Principal" is a cause for laughter. When Junie B. decides that she does not want to ride the stupid smelly school bus back home from kindergarten, she cleverly and impulsively devises a plan. She uses her skills of observation and hiding to slip away from the line of students and teacher who are all focused on the arrival of the bus. When Junie B. has the empty school building to herself, she revels in exploration until she finds that the bathroom doors are locked. This delightful edition includes an interview between Barbara Park and Junie B. Jones, and an inside look at the author and the illustrator. Reviewer: Krisan Murphy
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780375868412
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 4/24/2012
  • Series: Junie B. Jones Series , #1
  • Edition number: 20
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 812,312
  • Age range: 6 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.38 (h) x 0.48 (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.

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

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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 3: The Stupid Smelly Bus

The bus wasn't like my daddy's car at all. It was very big inside. And the seats didn't have any cloth on them.

The little curly girl was sitting near the front. And so I  tapped on her.

"Guess what?" I said. "Mother said for me to sit here."

"No!" she said. "I'm saving this seat for my best friend, Mary Ruth Marble!"

Then she put her little white purse on the place where I was going to sit.

And so I made a face at her.

"Hurry up and find a seat, young lady," said Mr. Woo.

And so I quick sat down across from the curly mean girl. And Mr. Woo shut the door.

It wasn't a regular kind of door, though. It folded in half. And when it closed, it made a whishy sound.

I don't like that kind of door. If it closes on you by accident, it will cut you in half, and you will make a squishy sound.

The bus made a big roar. Then a big puff of black smelly smoke came out the back end of it. It's called bus breath, I think.

Mr. Woo drove for a while. Then the brakes made that loud, screechy noise again. I covered my ears so it couldn't get inside my head. 'Cause if loud, screechy noises get inside your head, you have to take an aspirin. I saw that on a TV commercial.

Then the bus door opened again. And a dad and a boy with a grouchy face got on.

The dad smiled. Then he plopped the grouchy boy right next to me.

"This is Jim," he said. "I'm afraid Jim isn't too happy this afternoon."

The dad kissed the boy good-bye. But the boy wiped it off his cheek.

Jim had on a backpack. It was blue.

I love backpacks. I wish I had one of my very own. One time I found a red one in a trash can. But it had a little bit of gushy on it, and Mother said no.

Jim's backpack had lots of zippers. I touched each one of them.

"One... two... three... four," I counted.

Then I unzipped one.

"HEY! DON'T!" yelled Jim.

He zipped it right up again. Then he moved to the seat in front of me.

I hate that Jim.

After that, the bus kept stopping and starting. And lots of kids kept getting on. Loud kids. And some of them were the kind who look like meanies.

Then the bus began getting very noisy and hot inside. And the sun kept shining down on me and my fuzzy hot sweater.

And here's another hot thing. I couldn't roll down my window because it didn't have a handle. And so I just kept on getting hotter and hotter.

And it smelled in the bus, too. The bus smelled like an egg salad sandwich.

"I want to get off of here," I said right out loud. But nobody heard me. "I hate it in this stupid smelly bus."

Then my eyes got a little bit wet. I wasn't crying, though. 'Cause I'm not a baby, that's why.

After that, my nose started running. Only the bus didn't have a glove compartment. Which is where you keep the travel tissues, of course. And so I had to wipe my nose on my fuzzy pink sweater sleeve.

Then I stayed on the bus for about an hour or three. Until finally I saw a flagpole and a playground.

That meant we were at kindergarten!

Then Mr. Woo drove the bus into the parking lot and stopped.

I jumped up very fast. 'Cause all I wanted to do was get off that stupid smelly thing!

Only guess what? That Jim pushed right in front of me. And the curly mean girl did, too. And then people started squishing me real tight. And so I pushed them away. And they pushed me right back.

That's when I fell down! And a big foot stepped on my skirt that looks like velvet.

"STOP IT!" I yelled.

Then Mr. Woo hollered, "HEY, HEY, HEY!"

And he picked me up. And helped me off the bus.

Mrs. was waiting for me just like my mother said.

"Hi! I'm glad to see you!" she called.

Then I ran over to her. And I showed her the big footprint on my skirt that looks like velvet.

"Yeah, only look what happened. I got stepped on and so now I'm soiled."

Mrs. brushed it. "Don't worry, Junie," she said. "It'll come off."

After that I just folded my arms and made a frown.

'Cause guess what?

She forgot my B. again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2008

    Fun Book for Kids!!!!

    Junie B. can really relate to kids. Her sticky situations and hilarious personality can even make adults laugh!!!! It's an easy read and a great book for kids to enjoy. The whole Junie B. series is just as good!

    26 out of 33 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2012

    Really really REALLY awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I would say that the whole junie-b-jones series is 1000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000stars!!!!

    22 out of 28 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2012

    TEAM JONES!!!!!!!

    I am 11 and i still love to kick back, relax with my junie b jones.

    20 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2007

    A Good Story for Young Readers

    This story will bring smiles. The writer knows her subject, and Junie B. Jones has the charm of a typical character of her age. I recommend this story to all you light hearted readers who enjoy good stories.

    20 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2012

    Humor

    This book made my little sister start laughing so hard the first time I read her this.

    16 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2011

    Review

    I think its perfeat for kids:)

    15 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2011

    Kaytie's review

    Junie B. Jones may be silly, but she teaches some pretty good life lessons. Highly reccomended. 5 stars.

    13 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2010

    junie b jones and the stupid smelly bus

    This book is the best book that any person can read sometimes people ask me what are your favorite books and i have to say that the Junie B Jones are. People say they are made for littel kids but I say that no book is made for a littel kid. This book are about the funniest books ever I was intoduces to this book when I was about nine. just try them and i knoe that you will like them thank for reading this review.

    12 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2011

    Im ten

    I love barbara parks and all of the junie b jones book it nay seem for like a two year old to read i swear adults will love it my mom snuck into my room wen it was locked just to get the books ....... .........Anyways REad TNe

    10 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2012

    To HAVE NOT READ

    How dose it make your nook smell like poop mine smells like ....like... ruber and i dont thinck its posible so plz right back plzplzplzplzplzplzplzplzplzplzplzplp thank you
    Love Tatum bieber

    9 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2011

    Baby book

    Little kid fantasies and strange humor. Bad book for older kids, but exceptional for 1st graders.

    7 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2011

    I love junie b

    The junie b books are so awesome i have already read them all

    7 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 27, 2011

    Wowie Wow Wow!!!

    Junie B. Makes me feel like a child again. I think the way she talks is cute.Junie B.is a funny,sneaky,imaginative,little girl. I LOVE EVERY BOOK IN THE WHOLE SERIES!

    7 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 24, 2011

    Good

    Love it

    7 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2011

    face book

    this book is amazing

    7 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2012

    ?

    Wy do ppl keep saying this is bd books for older kids?they know right from wrng, and they like to laugh at the funny thoughts of a 6 year old.so whats the big deal

    6 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2012

    Junie B Jones is classic!

    I love Junie B Jones! Even tho im 11! Who doednt love junie
    ? Even my mom still loves junie! She also takes my nook at reads it at night when im asleep XD

    6 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2012

    Haters vs. Lovers Haters vs. Lover

    If you guys dont like the book then kust dont write a review if you guys liked it well thats different.

    6 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2011

    I love all the books

    Even though this is a childrens books i still lovwe this

    5 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2011

    Junue b jones

    Ehh its pretty good i wouldnt recimend it

    5 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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