Junie B. Jones Smells Something Fishy (Junie B. Jones Series #12)by Barbara Park, Denise Brunkus
Meet the World’s Funniest Kindergartner—Junie B./b>/i>
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! There’s going to be a pet day at school, only guess what? No dogs allowed! And that’s the only kind of pet Junie B. has! If Mother and Daddy won’t buy her a new pet, Junie B. will just have to find one on her own. Like maybe a jar of ants. Or a wiggly worm. Or—could it be—something even better?
“Junie B. is the darling of the young-reader set.”
“Park convinces beginning readers that Junie B.—and reading—are lots of fun.”
“Junie’s swarms of young fans will continue to delight in her unique take on the world. . . . A hilarious, first-rate read-aloud.”
“Junie B. Jones is a feisty six-year-old with an endearing penchant for honesty.”
From the Trade Paperback edition.
"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."
- Random House Children's Books
- Publication date:
- Junie B. Jones Series , #12
- Sold by:
- Random House
- NOOK Book
- Sales rank:
- 330L (what's this?)
- File size:
- 19 MB
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- Age Range:
- 6 - 8 Years
Read an Excerpt
Chapter 4: Ooey Gooey
"EEEW! YUCK! IT'S A WORM! IT'S A WORM! GET IT OFF ME, GRANDMA! GET IT OFF RIGHT NOW!" I yelled.
Grandma Miller quick took back the worm.
"For heaven's sake, Junie B. What in the world is the matter with you? It's just a baby earthworm. Look how teeny he is. This little fellow would make a wonderful pet."
I did a huffy breath at her.
"Yeah, only worms cannot be pets, Grandma. 'Cause pets have fur so you can pet them. And worms just have ooey gooey skin."
Grandma Miller looked surprised at me.
"Don't be silly," she said. "Not all pets have fur. My bird Twitter doesn't have fur, and he's a pet. And goldfish don't have fur. And hermit crabs don't have fur. And lizards don't have fur. And-"
I covered my ears with my hands.
"Okay, okay. Enough with the fur," I said. "But worms don't have eyes or ears, either. And they don't have legs or tails or feet or necks. And they don't chirp or bark or cluck or meow. And so what kind of stupid pet do you call that?"
Grandma Miller thought and thought.
Then she smiled real big.
"I'd call that the kind of pet that won't wake up the neighbors or sniff the company or scratch himself silly," she said back.
After that, she stood up. And she gave the baby earthworm to Mother.
"I'll leave this little guy with your mother for now," she said. "You can think it over and see if you want to keep him. I'll check back with you later."
Then she kissed me on my head.
And she grabbed the ice chest.
And she hurried out the door.
Mother looked at the baby worm in her hand. "My goodness. You are a little one, aren't you?" she said.
She got an empty mayonnaise jar out of the cabinet.
Then she poked holes in the lid for air. And she put the baby worm inside of it.
Mother looked at him in there.
"You don't even know where you are, do you, little fella?" she said. "I bet it's kind of scary in there all by yourself."
I turned my back on her. 'Cause I knew what she was up to, that's why.
"You can't make me like him, Mother," I said. "Nobody can make me like him."
"Of course not," said Mother. "But just because you don't like him, doesn't mean I can't like him."
She talked to the worm some more.
"Hmm. Maybe you'd be happier if you had some dirt to crawl around in," she said. "Let's go outside and see what we can do."
After that, Mother put on her jacket. And she went outside. And she digged in the dirt from her garden.
She came inside and showed me the jar.
It looked kind of cute in there.
There was a rock and a stick and a dandelion and some clovers.
I peeked at the baby worm.
He peeked back, I think.
"Yeah, only I still don't like him," I said kind of softer.
I rocked back and forth on my feet.
"And anyway... even if I did like him, I don't know what worms eat. And so what would I even feed that guy?"
Mother ruffled my hair.
"Are you kidding? That's the best part about worms," she said. "They get all of their food right from the soil. You don't have to feed them anything at all."
Just then, my baby brother started to cry.
"Uh-oh. The baby's crying," she said. "Here. Take this."
Then she quick handed me the jar.
And she runned right out of the room.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
- 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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what a great book junie b jones smells something fishy .By barbara park if you like junie b books read the junie b jones books in this story junie has pet day , she does not know what pet to bring . she stuck because she has a dog and her teacher Mrs. said no dogs allowed and she has a problem so what pet is she going to bring . read the book to find out and I love this book because it is funny .
i am a kid and i loved that loved that book because it is soo funny. when i an down i read junie b jones to make me feel good. i always think i can relate to her. we gave somthings in common like...we wear crazy things,we talk to our stuffed animmals,and we love to run and scream.
Easy read fun stories, can be purchased individually or sets. Great gifts, reasonable cost.
Our 7 year old granddaughter LOVES these books - pretty soon we've bought the whole series. She is now reading the books to her younger brothers & trying to teach them to read as well. All 3 children love these books - so there has to be something really interesting to keep their attention - the learning or funny side or both. I was happy someone told me about these books for the young children.
We continue to laugh at Barbara Park's imagination in these books! Never a dull moment when Junie B. is around. My girls love these books and they encourage their love for reading!
Junie B. Jones smells something fishy is a really funny book,especially when she brings a.......(I can't tell you) to school for pet day and her pet wins a prize!
My favorite character in the book is Junie B. Jones because she is funny and she is the main character.
It was great! It was really funny when for pet day she brought a.... oh wait i'm not going to tell you! You have to read it for yourself.
I love this book. I loved how Junie B. trys to find a pet for pet day. It was funny. I would tell people to read this book from tje ages 6-9.
I love it!
for little kids like in first and second grade
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