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Junie B. Jones Is a Beauty Shop Guy (Junie B. Jones Series #11)

Junie B. Jones Is a Beauty Shop Guy (Junie B. Jones Series #11)

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by Barbara Park, Denise Brunkus (Illustrator)

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Junie B. Jones knows what she wants to be when she grows up — a beauty shop guy! All she needs is a little practice. Okay, a lot of practice. And a few volunteers. Like her bunny slippers. And her dog. And maybe even...herself?


Junie B. Jones knows what she wants to be when she grows up — a beauty shop guy! All she needs is a little practice. Okay, a lot of practice. And a few volunteers. Like her bunny slippers. And her dog. And maybe even...herself?

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"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."

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Product Details

Random House Childrens Books
Publication date:
Junie B. Jones Series
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Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

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Chapter 4: Snipping, Snipping, Snipping

I opened and closed my shiny scissors real fast.

"Now I can start my years and years of practice!" I whispered very thrilled.

I skipped to my bed where my stuffed animals sit. 'Cause I needed volunteers, of course.

"Who wants to go first?" I asked my animals. "Who wants to get their fur trimmed at my beauty shop?"

My bestest elephant named Philip Johnny Bob raised his foot.

"I do! I do!" he said.

I hugged him very tight. 'Cause that guy is always a good sport, that's why.

I picked him up and put him in my beauty chair.

I sat him on lots of pillows so he would be tall.

Then I kept on looking and looking at his fur.

"Yeah, only here's the problem," I said. "Your fur is made out of softie gray velvet. And softie gray velvet is short and smoothie. And so I can't even trim you."

Philip Johnny Bob did a sad sigh.

I patted his head and put him back on the bed.

Just then, I accidentally stepped on something.

I looked on the floor.

And guess what?

It was my slippers that look like bunnies!

"Us! Us! Trim us!" they said real squealy.

"Hey, yeah! 'Cause you have the beautifulest long white fur I ever even saw! And so you guys will be perfect, probably!"

I quick picked them up and put them in my beauty chair.

After that, I skipped all around them. And I snipped their long white fur.

I singed a lovely song.

It is called "Snipping, Snipping, Snipping Their Long White Fur."

It was the funnest fun I ever even had.

After I got done, I holded them up to the mirror so theycould see theirselves.

They did not smile.

IWe're baldies," they said real soft.

I did a big breath at those guys.

"Yeah, only I already know you are baldies. But that is not my fault. 'Cause you kept on wiggling while I was trimming you," I said.

I petted their heads very nice.

"Don't worry," I whispered. "'Cause bunny fur probably grows back, probably. I'm almost positive, sort of."

Then I hugged them real gentle. And I throwed them under my bed.

'Cause I didn't want Mother and Daddy might see them, that's why.

After that, I got in bed and did a sigh.

This job was going to take more practice than I thought.

From the Hardcover Library Binding edition.

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.

Brief Biography

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

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Junie B. Jones Is a Beauty Shop Guy 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 157 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Iam a Pre-K teacher and my kids beg me to read Junie B. Jones to them! We read two Junie B. Jones books a week. I was worried at frist about the poor grammar that Junie speaks with and her bad behavior, but my class assured me that they learn from Junie B. how NOT to behave and they also correct her grammar. They are crazy about Junie B! They loved Junie B. Jones Is a Beauty Shop Guy the best.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book had me rolling on the floor laughing!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I stumbled upon this book at the perfect moment: right after my daughter (age 4) cut her own bangs... Twice! Although a change from the usual picture books I read to her, she was entranced and we read it cover to cover in 45 minutes. While it is true that the grammar used is not always proper, the book is written in first person from a kindergartener's perspective. In our case, that made it all the more appealing. We are deciding what our next Junie B. Jones adventure will be.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What I like about this book is the pictures. They are so detailed and the story keeps getting more interesting. This story had not a lot of pictures but you had ti imagine it. There were only 4 or 5 pictures, but the book was better.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is good its about junie b going with her dad to a barber shop and so she tries cutting her own hair thinking its fun and easy
Guest More than 1 year ago
Even though these series are meant for younger readers, I found myself cracking up at Junie B.'s funny antics. I usually prefer historical fiction. I am in middle school now, on my way to high school. So what? I like this series, though it's true about the wrong grammar and spelling. But it is from a kindergartener's point of view, and the readers deserve a break from grammar.(I never think about having a break from grammar.)
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was concerned about the poor grammer used in this series. I've been spending alot of time teaching correct sentence structure. However, its a fun book to read out loud to a beginning reader.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My big sister, who is 20yrs old, is actually a hairdresser! I get my hair done for free!!! I just got highlights in my hair two weeks ago! I am 13 and she just loves to fiddle around with my hair and she really likes to braid my hair all the time!!!! But i just really like getting my hair all fixed up for free!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a great book.Wish I got a HAIRCUT by Junie B. Jones.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't have this on the nook or at my own house, but i DO have it at my maw-maws beach house. So when i'm at the beach house, i usally unpack my clothes,put them in the drawers (i don't have a closet), and sit on the sofa with the book. To bad i only have about ten minutes before i have to get my swimsuit on. I'd read the book all DAY if i could! Once i tried to sneak the book with me,but it didn't work. My dad caught me trying to tuck it in to my bag. Don't get any ideas from me, it'll probally not work anyway. I'm a book lover, if you ask me. I read during class,i read out side, i'm only in the third grade and i'm on a fifth grade reading level. Any way, i love Junie B. Jones and i give this book a five star rating. -chesney nichols
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am 34 and I don't have a life. But when I read this book I think hey I do have a life. Junie B Jones is my dream girl.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a holareus book!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ioved Junie B She rocks She is so funny
PACEastRutherford More than 1 year ago
The Junie B Jones series is great - our granddaughter - age 7 - LOVES these books & told me even boys in her class have read some of these. These books seem to have a funny side & a learning as well - keeps the children reading & enjoying the story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Yes, its true! Junie B. can be funny for ALL ages! It might be for beginers, but still, she`s IRISISTABLE!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Junie B.Jones series is so good that when I am reading one I don't know anything is going on around me.
Anonymous 10 months ago
You should totes read this book like yaaaaaaaas its like really good read more junie b jones books you will love them
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I had bagooweekd
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JunieB. is noisy rosey.
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This book is wonderful
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