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

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Meet the World's Funniest Kindergartner—Junie B. Jones!

Junie B. Jones has a pet day problem! With over 50 million books in print, 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 over 20 years! In the 12th Junie B. Jones book, there's going to be a pet day at school, on
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Paperback, 66 pages
Published November 17th 1998 by Random House Books (first published January 1st 1998)
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Dolly
Oct 25, 2008 Dolly rated it 4 of 5 stars
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.
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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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!
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
Sara
these ones are so adorable
Emily Rath
This particular book is about Junie B. Jones and her pet problem! It's bring your pet to school day, but no dogs are allowed. What will Junie B. Jones bring? To find out more about Junie in this book pick up the book at your local library! The genre of this book is a series and it's a chapter book. I rated this book a three, even though it's popular among the younger kids, I personally wouldn't read it to my daughter. The dominant themes in this book are manners and pets. I believe this would be ...more
Michelle Meyer

What pet would you bring to school if Mrs. Brown said you needed to bring one? Junie B. Jones must decide on a pet to bring to school. I read Junie B. Jones Smells Something Fishy. The author is Barbara Park.
Junie B. Jones is a young girl. Mrs, that’s really her name, is Junie B’s teacher. Mrs told the class that Monday is “Pet Day,” everyone was happy. Junie B. was going to bring her dog, but the teacher said they could not bring cats or dogs. Junie B. was really sad, but she had another idea
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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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Junie B. Jones (1 - 10 of 39 books)
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  • Junie B. Jones and Her Big Fat Mouth (Junie B. Jones, #3)
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  • Junie B. Jones and That Meanie Jim's Birthday (Junie B. Jones, #6)
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  • Junie B. Jones Has a Monster Under Her Bed (Junie B. Jones, #8)
  • Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook (Junie B. Jones, #9)
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