Junie B. Jones Is a Party Animal (Junie B. Jones Series #10)by Barbara Park, Denise Brunkus
Lucille is having a sleepover party, and Junie B. Jones can't wait! That's because Lucille lives in her richie nanna's big giant house. But before Mother and Daddy will let her go, Junie B. has to learn all the rules of spending the night. Like no running. And no head-butting. And no talking back to the nanna. Only, what kind of dull party is that? Surely Junie B.… See more details below
Lucille is having a sleepover party, and Junie B. Jones can't wait! That's because Lucille lives in her richie nanna's big giant house. But before Mother and Daddy will let her go, Junie B. has to learn all the rules of spending the night. Like no running. And no head-butting. And no talking back to the nanna. Only, what kind of dull party is that? Surely Junie B. will find some way to make things interesting...
"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."
"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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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, Ipromise, 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.
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.
- 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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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.
Junie B is soooo crazy! She really made my daughter and I laugh. We liked the part when they were "bouncing"! Such good books.
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.
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.
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.
I havent read the comments and it sounds like a "LOL" book
My son read this to me over the summer and it was great to laugh at the story together.
This book was hilarious for someone who whants to read a funny story read junie b jones is a party animal.
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.
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I reallt did not enjoy it but i enjoyed the others in the seris
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I love junie b jones shes funny i am 7 years old and its my favorite series i love it
It a good book
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I just read the sample i can't stop reading it (: LoL
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Really funny! Great junie b jonez book! Itz my fav!!""!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 1of the best Iceglare
Love this book ~mesha
This was an ok nook.not really good.but liked it
Verrryyy funny humor totally junie b