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Junie B. Jones and Her Big Fat Mouth (Junie B. Jones Series #3)

Junie B. Jones and Her Big Fat Mouth (Junie B. Jones Series #3)

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by Barbara Park, Denise Brunkus

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When Mrs. announces Job Day at School, Junie B. gets carried away (as usual!), coming up with the "bestest"—and strangest—job description in Room Nine. "Another hilarious, easy book about Junie B. Jones."—Booklist.


When Mrs. announces Job Day at School, Junie B. gets carried away (as usual!), coming up with the "bestest"—and strangest—job description in Room Nine. "Another hilarious, easy book about Junie B. Jones."—Booklist.

Editorial Reviews

Hazel Rochman
In another hilarious, easy chapter book about Junie B. Jones, the irrepressible kindergartner veers from catastrophe to rapture and back again. This time she has trouble deciding what to be on Job Day. Older kids will laugh at Junie's mistakes and misunderstandings, especially with language, and they'll remember their own bewilderment and bloopers. She gets punished for shooting off her big fat mouth ("Punishment is the school word for sitting at a big table all by yourself"). She's frank that the Pledge of Allegiance is a jumble for her ("I don't know what that dumb story is even talking about"). She's heartbroken to discover that Mickey Mouse isn't real. When she hates, she hates (even her "bestest" friend); when she's humiliated, she can't bear it ("I hided my head"). Brunkus' energetic drawings pick up the slapstick action and the spunky comic hero.
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."

Product Details

Random House Childrens Books
Publication date:
Junie B. Jones Series
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Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

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Chapter 2: The Cop and Dr. Smiley

When we came in from recess, Mrs. was clapping her loud hands together again.

"Boys and girls, please take your seats quickly! I've got a wonderful surprise for you!"

Then I got very excited inside my stomach! Because surprises are my most favorite things in the whole world!


Mrs. put her finger to her lips. That means be quiet.


After that, my mouth got very watering. And some drool fell on the table.

I wiped it up with my sweater sleeve.

Just then there was a knock on the door.

Mrs. hurried to open it.

"HEY! IT'S A COP!" I hollered very excited.

The cop came into Room Nine.

He had on a blue shirt with a shiny badge. And shiny black boots. And a shiny white motorcycle helmet.

Mrs. smiled. "Boys and girls, I would like you to meet my friend, Officer Mike. Officer Mike is a policeman. Who can tell me what policemen do?"

"I can!" I called out. "They rest people! 'Cause one time some cops rested a guy on my street. And so that means they made him take a nap, I think."

Just then that Jim I hate laughed very loud.

"They didn't rest him, stupid!" he hollered. "They arrested him! That means they took him to jail. And so your neighbor's a dirty rotten jailbird!"

Then the other kids laughed too. And so I hided my head.

"Yeah, only I hardly even know the guy," I said to justmyself.

After that, Officer Mike took off his shiny white helmet. And he told us some other stuff that cops do. Like give our dads speeding tickets. And rest drunk guys.

Also he let us play with his handcuffs and his shiny white helmet. Except for the helmet was very too big for my head. And it covered up my whole entire eyes.


'Cause that was a funny joke, of course.

Then another knock came at the door.

This time it was a lady in a long white jacket. She was carrying a giant red toothbrush.

"Boys and girls, this is Dr. Smiley," said Mrs. "Dr. Smiley is a children's dentist."

Dr. Smiley hung up some posters of teeth. Then she talked all about Mr. Tooth Decay. And she said to brush our teeth at night. And also in the morning.

"Yeah, 'cause if you don't brush in the morning, your breath smells like stink," I said.

After that I showed Dr. Smiley my wiggling tooth.

"Losing baby teeth is exciting, isn't it?" she asked.

"Yes," I said. "Except for I don't like the part where you cry and spit blood."

Dr. Smiley made a sick face. Then she passed out minty green dental floss. And all the kids in Room Nine practiced flossing.

Flossing is when you pull strings through your mouth.

Only pretty soon an accident happened.

That's because a boy named William winded his floss too tight. And his teeth and head got in a tangled knot ball And Dr. Smiley couldn't undo him.

Then Mrs. had to call Janitor speedy quick. And so he runned to Room Nine. And he shined his giant flashlight in William's mouth.

And then Dr. Smiley got the dangerous floss right out of there!

Room Nine clapped and clapped.

Dr. Smiley did a bow.

Then Mrs. said that maybe some of us might like to dress up like dentists or police officers on Job Day.

"Yeah, only what if you don't like drunk guys or bloody teeth"? I asked.

Mrs. rolled her eyes way up at the ceiling. Then she walked Officer Mike and Dr. Smiley out into the hall.

That's when room Nine started buzzing very loud.

Buzzing is what you do when your teacher leaves the room.

"I'm going to dress up like an actress on Job Day," said a girl named Emily.

"I'm going to dress up like a princess," said my bestest friend Lucille that I hate.

I did a giggle. "I'm going to dress up like a bullfighter!" I said.

Then I ran speedy fast around the room. And I butted that mean Jim in the stomach with my head.

And guess what?

I didn't even get caught!

That's what!

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 and Her Big Fat Mouth (Junie B. Jones Series #3) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 94 reviews.
Heidy Midence More than 1 year ago
Junie B. Jones is hilarious! I recommend getting all the books. Young and old can enjoy! Great job Barbara Parks!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is very good book!!
lovetolearnandread More than 1 year ago
I loved this book it is an excellant book! I would reccomend this book to a friend because I think it was a great book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Need more pages for the Sample
katesgram More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my five year old granddaughter and she absolutely loved it. I read it to her in one sitting. I kept asking her if she was tired of listening to it, and she kept wanting me to go on reading. That is unusual for her.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My favorite character in this book is Junie B. Jones because whe is funny, silly, and loving. I like how she always talks out. I am glad I am not just like.
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Marissa Long More than 1 year ago
Junie B. Jones is a Graduation Girl is funny enough to make adults laugh aloud! I love this book.
Yvonne Fonseca More than 1 year ago
Greatest book in da word
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
like realy i read this book in the first grade no i am in seventh grade not one curse if you think shut up is a bad word you have problems .... realy big problems
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Alright i guess
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Re:bad word You have problems kid if you think shut up is a bad word what are you like five im eleven and love the book, kid there are worse words out there go frame those books
seveneightnine More than 1 year ago
Sometimes life is like P.U. Junie B.'s havin a rough week. First she got punishment for shooting off her mouth in kindergarten. And how she's in big trouble again! 'Cause Monday is job day, and Junie B. told her class that she's got the bestest job of all. Only, what the heck is it?
Anonymous 10 days ago
I love this book
Anonymous 5 months ago
She's got in lots of trouble, but now she needs a job idea for Job Day.
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I love it when she says she shouted out her big fat mouth it's so funny
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