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Junie B. Jones Smells Something Fishy (Junie B. Jones #12)

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There's going to be a Pet Day at school- only the rule is No Dogs! And that's the only kind of pet Junie B. has! If Mother won't let her get a new pet, then Junie B. will have to take matters into her own hands. Maybe a jar of ants? Or a wiggly worm? Or- could it be- something even better? The world's funniest kindergartner is back in her twelfth book! ...more
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Published November 17th 1998 by Turtleback Books (first published January 1st 1998)
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Dolly
Oct 25, 2008 Dolly rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
This is another fun book in the Junie B. Jones series. Our girls tend to prefer books with lots of pictures, but they will sit and listen to these chapter stories. It's a great introduction to chapter books. I sometimes cringe at her choice of words and inaccurate grammar, but it sounds very authentically like a young 5-6 year old and it's sincere.
Jen Donnelly
My nephews LOVE the Junie B. books and I finally found out why! I read this one to Cameron today and was laughing out loud. The way Junie B. speaks is hysterical. They brought several on vacation and I do believe I will be reading them all...and perhaps catching up on more of them next time I visit them in MN!
Lexy
My grandson brought this book home from the school library and I read it to him over the weekend. Such a cute character is Junie B. And hey, I'm running behind in my reading count for the year and Goodreads has it in their library, so it's good with me! Plus quality time with the grandson!
Andi
Junie B Jones is so excited to find out her class is having a pet day. The only problem is you cant bring in dogs. Junie's only pet is a dog. Junie has no idea what to bring now. Junie asks her parents to buy her a new pet, but her parents refuse. Junie decides she will just find her own new pet then. Junie thinks of lots of ideas like ants and worms. She remembers her grandpa went on a fishing trip earlier. Too bad her grandma froze it. Instead Junie ends up bringing a fish stick she finds in h ...more
Hailey
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Rebecca
Junie B. Jones is just hilarious and holds our interest throughout.
Nicole
This is another hilarious classic about the wonderful Junie B. In this book Mrs tells her students that pet day is around the corner and their class will be celebrating it and all of the students in room nine begin to cheer. The only thing is that Mrs said that if your pet is a cat or dog you cant bring your animal in and you have to bring a picture. Junie B is crushed because she really wanted to bring her dog. When Junie B got home from school that day she talked with Grandma Miller about what ...more
Ariel Smith
Personal Reaction: I loved Junie B. when I was younger so I decided to relive my childhood and reread some of them. This one has ALWAYS been my favorite. Its so funny and really helps you relive your childhood by remembering all the “pets” you had. Junie decides that her “pet” is going to be a dead fish that her grandparents caught on their fishing trip. I can’t say I ever did this, but it is funny to children and really fun to read.

Independent read: This book would be best for first grade girl
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Heather Hilliker
In this children's chapter book, Junie B.’s classroom is going to celebrate pets in this novel. The teacher tells students that they can bring in their pets, but not cats or dogs. Junie B. Jones is upset, since she has a dog and was looking forward to showing it off. Junie B. Jones goes home and strategizes with her grandparents about what she could bring to class that would be acceptable. After many attempts with jarred animals, Junie B. Jones finally gets the right pet when her grandparents br ...more
Helena
I remember reading this book in about 2nd or 3rd grade and it just had me laughing so hard I was crying. Honestly, I still read it and have a good chuckle. Who can't laugh at a kindergarten class having Pet Day but Mrs. won't allow the kindergarteners to bring cats or dogs? What's Junie B. to do? This book is just another classic book you just have to read to appreciate it properly. It's cute and funny and it is a nice quick read in those 30 minutes before school.
Kristen Carson
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The genre of this book is comedy and humor. The reading level is for grades first and second.
Summary:
Junie B.’s classroom is going to celebrate pets in this novel. The teacher tells students that they can bring in their pets, but not cats or dogs. Junie B. Jones is upset, since she has a dog and was looking forward to showing it off. Junie B. Jones goes home and strategizes with her grandparents about what she could bring to class that would be acceptable. After many attempts wi
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Jennifer Olsker
I originally read this book as a young child. Even though i wouldn't read this book for information or entertainment at my age, I can still see how this book kept my interest as a child. I enjoyed this book because it had a topic that was relevant to me. While in school, I was always interested in bringing in items for show and tell, and other similar activities. I believe this book is appropriate for a younger/beginning reader because although the story follows a timeline that involves multiple ...more
Michelle
I may be too old for Junie B Jones books...but I have to admit, that when I read them to my kids I LAUGH MY HEAD OFF! I won't add each one that I've read. We try to read them all. If you like to read to your kids and you want to laugh I recommend these books. They totally crack me up.
Natasha
Feb 02, 2009 Natasha rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone
Recommended to Natasha by: a friend
This book is laugh-out-loud funny. Junie B. has a hard time coming up with a pet to bring for pet day, since she can't bring her dog. She has several ideas, which don't turn out that well (or her parents don't agree with). Finally she finds the "most well-behaved pet" and brings it in.
Emo
I love all of the Junie B. books, but this is my favorite. She is so funny!! She does get a little mouthy sometimes, and her grammar isn't fabulous, but she is a lot like a lot of the kids that are kindergarten and first grade and that's what makes her wonderful.
Joni Hansen
Junie B is always great for a quick and entertaining read. You can sit down and take it all in in 1/2 hour and love every moment. They must be more entertaining for adults to read than for kids, since you can see the humor in so much that she says.
Rosa
It's a good book. It's funny because Junie B.'s gramma goes fishing and catches four fish. Junie B. thinks they will be pets. She needs one for pet day at school! Her mother and daddy have different ideas. It's pretty funny.
Karen
I think this may be my favorite Junie B. - and that's saying a lot. Love that girl!

6/2014 - reread with the kids - they didn't enjoy this one as much as some of the others, but still an enjoyable Junie B. read!
Sandie
I didn't really love these books. I know kids that love them. I found the grammar annoying...Junie is a cute kid and has some interesting mental adventures, but she is a bit ornery and sassy. I didn't love them.
Kirei
I didn't think this was quite as funny as some of the other Junie B. books, but my six year old son thought it was hilarious. It has everything he could want: a worm, ants, a dead fly, and a dead fish.
Madison Lakey
It was pet day at school, and Junie B. Jones was faced with a dilemma - no dogs allowed. A dog was all Junie B. Jones had, and her parents were not buying it as an excuse for her to get a new pet. So Junie B. Jones was put with a challenge - what will she come to school with, worms, a jar of ants, maybe a stinky smelly fish. This book can be use to induce the week you do show and tell to a class room. Students can either bring in what they want to show to the class or they could bring a picture ...more
Shelli
This is my favorite Junie B. Jones so far. Loved it. We (my daughter and I) laughed so hard. Junie B. is desperate to find a pet for pet day and ends up being the most creative student in Room Nine.
Abby
It was ok because there was pet day but her pet was a fishstick and it dosn't even make sense because fishsticks are food not pets.
Melissa
It was cute, but not as good as everyone says. I've never read a Junie B Jones, but it was cute. It was a little name calling and "stupid" saying for me, but I just left those parts out when reading it to my kids. I was surprised to have both my boy and girl like it ( ages 4 & 7). But they did. it was an easy quick read, like 30 mins aloud. So great for a fun mommy kids moment. I will read another one. I give 3.5 stars for the story and 4 stars for the ease of reading it to the kids. So as a ...more
Edward Creter
JUnie B. Jones, that irrepressible kindergarten kid, remains irreverent and irresistable. Her twelfth adventure has her eagerly awaiting Pet Day, only certain pets aren't allowed on school property. (Dogs and cats leave nasty surprises on the carpet. THAT'S WHY! DUH!) So Junie tries everything to impress her teacher with real creative ideas from digging for earthworms to catching flies for her ar, eventually subsisting for taking to class (ready for this?) A FISH STICK!!! Gasp! What, I ask, will ...more
Alexandra
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Katie
THESE BOOKS ARE SO CUTE IF U HAVE A SIBLING IN FIRST-SECOND GRADE THIS WOULD BE PERFECT
Staci
Sep 06, 2007 Staci rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Elementary-age kids and their parents
If it's Junie B it has got to B good! All of the books in this series are hysterical!
tigger
it is fun.it is funny.it is tight.it is interesting.
Sucha
this book is okay. but it is not the best.
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Barbara Park received over 40 awards for her books, including 25 Children's Choice awards.

Park was the daughter of a merchant and a secretary, Doris and Brooke Tidswell. She grew up in Mount Holly Township, New Jersey. From 1965 to 1967, she attended Rider College, later finishing her B.S. in 1969 at the University of Alabama. She married Richard A. Park in 1969. She lived in Phoenix, Arizona for
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