HAPPY 400TH BOOK REVIEW!
To celebrate this momentous milestone, I present to you one of my favorite children’s chapter book series growing up.
Join Junie B. Jones, an outrageously funny kindergartener, as she experiences kindergarten and then 1st grade in this hysterical children’s series.
See how she handles the real problems that kids her age have. Like monsters under the bed, bringing your pet to school, best friends, loose teeth, crushes, and many more hilarious stories.
Back in elementary school, I read these books the most. I still own every book and every book on cassette tape. I used to carry around a portable cassette player everywhere I went and listened to these books repeatedly. I listened to those cassettes so much that I knew the stories by heart.
My favorite thing about Junie B. is her spirit. She’s the type of kid who will say precisely what she thinks, and every other thing out of her mouth is hilarious. This is an excellent series for parents to read to their children because it will get the grown-ups laughing just as much as the kids. When I was rereading a few pages of the books to write this blog, I laughed just as hard as I did when I was a kid.
Here are a few of my favorite things Junie B. has ever said in her books:
- Attendance is when you say, I’m here. Except if you’re not here, you have to be quiet.
- A ‘pology is the words I’m sorry. Except for you don’t actually have to mean it. Cause nobody can even tell the difference.
- A crib is a bed with bars on the side of it. It’s kind of like a cage at the zoo. Except with a crib, you can put your hand through the bars. And the baby won’t pull you in and kill you.
Be sure to check out the Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal for more Junie B. fun. The journal contains pages that Junie B. has written on and pages you can write on. I still have my copy from when I was in 4th grade.