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Junie B., First Grader: Boo...and I MEAN it! (Junie B. Jones)
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
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Reading Level: Ages 4-8
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Editorial Reviews:
In the 24th installment of Barbara Park's Junie B. Jones series of illustrated early chapter books, Boo... And I Mean It!, the precocious first grader is worried about Halloween--with good reason. Paulie Allen Puffer has given her five good reasons, in fact, not least of which is that real witches and monsters go trick-or-treating on Halloween (no costumes necessary); if you carve pumpkins with pointy teeth, they will bite your feet; and...shhh...candy corn isn't really corn. Junie B. goes to great lengths to avoid trick-or-treating altogether, but she finally decides that if she dresses up like Squirty the Clown (a disturbing circus clown who terrified her grandmother by chasing her with a seltzer bottle and making her wear an "unattractive balloon hat"), even the most horrific witches and monsters will be scared off. As ever, her way of expressing herself "I did a groan" and "Chills came on my arms" is grammatically unique, but as you get to know her, more endearing than alarming. Children who have mixed feelings about Halloween festivities will relate to Junie B.'s fears, and they'll be relieved when Halloween passes without a monster attack or pumpkin bite, just a delicious bag of 100% candy. (Ages 4 to 8) --Karin Snelson

Product Details
  • Hardcover: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers; edition (Aug 24, 2023)
  • ISBN: 0375828060
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 Based on 9 reviews.
  • Sales Rank: 11456

Customer Reviews

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:

1Barbara has lost it, Apr 2, 2023
This book is the exact type you don't want your child to read. My sister read this book and she asked me some awkward questions from the book. It told her that the facts wasn't true but she was still scared. This was the worst book in the series, and I think Barbara Park has lost the skill. DON'T BUY IT!- if you really want to read it to find out, check it out from a local library and read it before buying it.

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful:

3Junie b First Grader Boo and I mean It!, Feb 11, 2023
Junie b is a dum girl.I like the book a little.But Junie b is going out for halloween.She is going trick-or-treating.She is a clown for halloween.She's trying to scare people.Her little brother Ollie, is a cow for halloween.Junie b thinks she is Squirty the clown.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:

5Great Read!, Feb 11, 2023
This book is full of antics you would see out of your typical first grader. It allows the reader to get inside this little girl's mind and see the comical thoughts going through her head. Young children are sure to love this book, because Junie is so funny! Her language is also typical of a young child. "I quick opened the pages," is just one example of this.
Barbara Park also recognizes the distinct gap in the lines of communication between adults and children. Throughout the book, Junie would tell adults something totally different than what she had been thinking. She didn't want to tell the five truths she knew about Halloween that Paulie Allen Puffer had told her, because something bad would happen to her if she did tell. So, she turned to her stuffed animal for support. How many children talk to their stuffed animals? So realistic!
All in all, her fears and confusion of Halloween make for a hilarious book for children to read. I know this child's actions remind me of some of the things that my nieces have said and done. I found myself giggling out loud while reading about them. I would definitely young students to read this book. It would be a great read-aloud.

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful:

5juni b, Jan 24, 2023

1 of 9 people found the following review helpful:

2BOO-ware of the content!!!, Nov 20, 2022
I'm 12 years old and I have a little sister. My little sister has been a fan of Junie B. Jones for a while now. I'm in 7th grade, she's in 2nd, and we love Junie B. Jones. As a first grader, Junie B. has changed a lot (ex: losing spunk).

The second I saw "Boo...And I MEAN it" on the shelf at Barns and Noble, I grabbed it and ran to the check-out counter, excited to read it. I read it to my little sister right before Halloween. She questioned me about the "if candy-corn is really corn" issue, if "bats'll fly in my hair", "cats can claw you to death", and if "monsters and whitches go trick-or-treating and hide amid the other kids dressed up". All of these told by little Junie. The worst one of all was when Junie B. wanted to dress up as a clown. O.K., what's bad about that? Well, there was this one clown at a circus that chased Junie's grandmother around with a seltzer bottle. Do you know how horrible it is to have to define "seltzer" to a 8-year-old? "Seltzer" should not be put into such a great book! It's BAD people! These kids are young to be exposed to things like that! I have found a dissapointment in this book; do not buy/read it!!!!!!


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