Junie B. Jones Is a Party Animal (Junie B. Jones Series #10)

Junie B. Jones Is a Party Animal (Junie B. Jones Series #10)

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by Barbara Park, Denise Brunkus
     
 

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Barbara Park’s New York Times bestselling chapter book series, Junie B. Jones, is a classroom favorite and has been keeping kids laughing—and reading—for more than twenty years. Over 60 million copies in print and now with a bright new look for a new generation!
 
Meet the World’s Funniest Kindergartner—Junie

Overview

Barbara Park’s New York Times bestselling chapter book series, Junie B. Jones, is a classroom favorite and has been keeping kids laughing—and reading—for more than twenty years. Over 60 million copies in print and now with a bright new look for a new generation!
 
Meet the World’s Funniest Kindergartner—Junie B. Jones! Lucille is having a sleepover party—at her richie nanna’s big giant house! Grace and Junie B. can’t wait to see all the rich stuff in that place. Sleeping over at the nanna’s is sure to be a dream come true! ’Cause what could possibly go wrong?
 
USA Today:
“Junie B. is the darling of the young-reader set.”
 
Publishers Weekly:
“Park convinces beginning readers that Junie B.—and reading—are lots of fun.”
 
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.”
 
Time:
“Junie B. Jones is a feisty six-year-old with an endearing penchant for honesty.”

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."

School Library Journal
K-Gr 2In this early chapter book, Junie, a boisterous, effervescent kindergartner, and her friend Grace invite themselves over to the home of Lucille's wealthy grandmother, with whom the girl and her family live. They agree to help Lucille beg her "richie nanna" for a poodle. Once there, the girls find that everything in the house is exquisiteand untouchable. Lucille's bedspread is silk and her huge stuffed animals cost a fortune. Junie accidentally drops a crystal glass, which shatters into pieces. Her hot dog slides off her fork onto a white Irish linen table cloth. The friends have a good time but Junie is glad to go home to her own nanna's house where she can drink out of a plastic glass and not have to worry about breaking anything. Appealing black-and-white line-and-wash drawings extend the humorous situations. While parts of the story are funny and ring true, Junie's babyish, immature grammar will quickly wear thin.Janet M. Bair, Trumbull Library, CT

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679886631
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
09/28/1997
Series:
Junie B. Jones Series, #10
Pages:
80
Sales rank:
90,905
Product dimensions:
5.19(w) x 7.63(h) x 0.25(d)
Lexile:
380L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

Read an Excerpt

Chapter 3: The Rules

Guess what!!?! Guess what!!?!

On Friday, Lucille's nanna called my mother!

And she invited me to spend the night with Lucille on Saturday!

And Mother didn't even say no!

My feet zoomed all around the house when I heard that!

"I'M SPENDIN' THE NIGHT! I'M SPENDIN' THE NIGHT! I'M SPENDIN' THE NIGHT!" I shouted.

I zoomed into my baby brother Ollie's room.

"HEY, OLLIE! I'M SPENDIN' THE NIGHT! I'M SPENDIN' THE NIGHT! I'M SPENDIN' THE — "

Just then, Mother runned in the door and she swished me right out of there.

It was not pleasant.

I brushed myself off.

"Yeah, only you shouldn't actually swish people," I said kind of quiet.

Mother raised her voice at me.

"How many times, Junie B.? How many times have I told you to stay out of Ollie's room while he's sleeping? Huh? How many?"

I thinked for a minute.

"A million bazillion," I said. "But that is just a ballpark figure."

Mother glared at me very mad.

I rocked back and forth on my feet.

"A ballpark figure is when you don't know the actual figure. And so you make up a figure. 'Cause that will get people off your back," I explained. "My boyfriend named Ricardo told me that. His father sells insurance, I believe."

Mother tapped her angry foot.

"We are not talking about Ricardo's father, Junie B. We are talking about going into Ollie's room while he's sleeping. And besides, I haven't said that you could spend the night at Lucille's I want to talk it over with your father first."

I hugged her leg.

"Please, Mother? Please? Please? I'll be good. I promise, I promise, I — "

Just then the front door opened.

It was my Daddy!

He was home from work!

I runned to him like a speedy rocket.

Then I hugged his leg, too. And he couldn't even shake me off.

"I'll be good, Daddy! I promise! I promise! I promise!"

All of a sudden, Mother swished me away again. She put me down in the living room.

Then she and Daddy did whispering in the hall.

And guess what?

They said I could go to Lucille's!!!

"YIPPEE! YIPPEE! YIPPEE!" I shouted.

After that, I started to zoom some more. But Daddy quick grabbed me by my belt.

"Yeah, only here's the problem. I'm not actually zooming," I told him.

"No... here's the problem," said Daddy. "Before you spend the night with Lucille, you have to agree to the rules."

I raised up my eyebrows.

"Rules?" I asked. "There's rules involved?"

"Lots of rules," said Daddy.

Then he and Mother bended down next to me. And they told me the rules of spending the night.

They are: No running, no jumping, no shouting, no squealing, no hollering, no snooping, no spying, no arguing, no fighting, no cheating at games, no talking back to the nanna, no breaking other people's toys, no grumping, no crying, no fibbing, no tickling people when they say no, no staying up late, and absolutely no head-butting.

After I heard the rules, I did a sigh.

"Yeah, only that doesn't actually leave me much to work with," I said.

Mother ruffled my hair.

"Sorry, kiddo. But that's the deal," she said. "Take it or leave it."

"Take it!" I shouted out. "I'll take the deal!"

Then I kissed Mother and Daddy on their cheeks.

And I hugged them very tight.

And they couldn't shake me off again.

Meet the Author

BARBARA PARK (1947–2013) is beloved by millions as the author of the wildly popular Junie B. Jones series. She is also the author of award-winning middle-grade novels and picture books, including Skinnybones and Mick Harte Was Here. We are thankful for the laughter she’s given us and to millions of children.
 

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 Is a Party Animal (Junie B. Jones Series #10) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 136 reviews.
Book_Manic More than 1 year ago
My 5 year old daughter loves me to read Junie B Jones books to her. Even though there are a few pages in between the pictures it keeps her attention. I would recommend any of the Junie B books. Good reading time.
Dan Colon More than 1 year ago
Junie B is soooo crazy! She really made my daughter and I laugh. We liked the part when they were "bouncing"! Such good books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Junie B. Jones is a Party Animal is hilarious! That little kindergardener is so goofy! The story is about 3 best friends, 1 rich nana and a sleepover. This story was so funny that i laughed so hard i practically cried! I think that if you read this book you will too.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a 10 yr old FAN of Junie B. Jones books. This one, I love especially. Junie B. and her friend, (that Grace) were unexpectedly invited to a sleepover at Lucille's 'richie nanna's' mansion. Buy this book, you won't put it down until you finish! P.S-- Unlike other books, you'll be reading Junie B. over and over again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I cannot believe someone actually made a comment about the narrator's GRAMMAR. Obviously, she is meant to be a little kindergartener/first grader so her grammar will not be up to par with yours! Anyway, Junie B is a timeless character. I read them when I was younger and it's great to see my little sister doing the same.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
ASUAm !!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I havent read the comments and it sounds like a "LOL" book
KLJR More than 1 year ago
My son read this to me over the summer and it was great to laugh at the story together.
Daria Mignola More than 1 year ago
This book was hilarious for someone who whants to read a funny story read junie b jones is a party animal.
Babchiof6 More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my granddaughter. We read it together and both of us loved it. Humorous, enjoyable and just plain good. My granddaughter is six and in first grade. She has many Junie B. Jones books. They are all great.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Stop texting losers on a review P.s buy a phone Dumb heads
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I reallt did not enjoy it but i enjoyed the others in the seris
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Read Kitty Kat 101's revews there awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love junie b jones shes funny i am 7 years old and its my favorite series i love it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It a good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Rv
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love junie b jone books but my favrite is jingle bells batman smells shes a funny charchter and always so lettery whoever made these books knew what they was doing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just read the sample i can't stop reading it (: LoL
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im not useing a nook im useing a tablet
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really funny! Great junie b jonez book! Itz my fav!!""!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 1of the best Iceglare
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very funny
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this book ~mesha
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an ok nook.not really good.but liked it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Verrryyy funny humor totally junie b