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Junie B. Jones and Some Sneaky Peeky Spying (Junie B. Jones #4)

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Junie B. is the bestest spier in the whole world. That's 'cause she has sneaky feet. And her nose doesn't whistle when she breathes. But guess what? Junie B. might be real sneaky. And real peeky. But when she spies on Mrs., she could get into real trouble!
Paperback, 80 pages
Published May 24th 1994 by Random House Books for Young Readers (first published 1994)
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Feb 11, 2011 Tamra rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: kids and their parents
Recommended to Tamra by: my 9-year-old daughter
Love these books. My daughter brought this one home from the library for me. I love that she said that: "I checked this out for you, Mom."

Some good lessons in this book about what honesty is and isn't. As always, I love Junie's perspective. It's a realistic take on what young kids are thinking and feeling.

Here's my favorite part:
Then [Principal] called Mother on the telephone. And he told her all about the grocery store. And also about my sneaky peeky spying.

Principal is a squealer.

After that, M

Por: Ashley Matias

Este libro estupendo, y espectacular se llama Junie B. Jones espía un Poquirritin por: Barbará Park. Se trata de una niña llamada Junio B Jones y ella quiere saber adónde su maestra vive pero su maestra no le quiere decir adonde vive. Entonces la maestra de Junie B. Jones le da una carta para que Junie B. se la dé a su mama y la carta habla de haciendo galletas para los días de abuelos. La. persona principal es Junie b jones. Ella tiene pelo corto color marrón, y un cintillo
CUTE, FUN book! Junie B. is the bestest spier in the world. That's 'cause she has sneaky feet. And her nose doesn't whistle when she breathes. But guess what? Junie B. might be real sneaky. And real peeky. However, when she spies on Mrs., she could get into real trouble! Although her mother tells her time after time to not spy on people Junie B. sees her teacher Mrs. in the grocery store one day not only kissing a man but also eating grapes without paying for them first!! After seeing this happe ...more
Sara Andrews
Barbara Park is an excellent writer. She will have you busting at the seams. Sure, her protagonist, Junie B. Jones is quite mischievous, a little feisty, and just plain old spunky. However, that’s what hooks the reader. She writes exactly how a kindergartner would talk.

In this book, Junie B. is determined to find out what her teacher, ‘Mrs.’, does in her spare time outside of school. Junie B. has already been scolded by her mother about spying on people. However, this opportunity falls directly
Nani Yanagi
Junie B. loves to hide in places and spy on other people. She loves to wake up Ollie while he’s sleeping, then hide in the closet so her mother won’t see her. She also wants to really hide in her teacher’s house and spy on her. During class, Junie B. found out that her teacher is putting up a “Grandparent’s Day” party and that she is in charge of bringing cookies. That afternoon, Junie B. and her mother went to the grocery store to get cookie dough for the cookies. While at the store, Junie B. s ...more
I think Barbara Park does a good job of talking like kindergarten student would talk. She makes spelling mistakes like "brockly" rather than broccoli. She also teaches students all about how it's not good to spy on other people, even though you learn a lot about them. Junie B. learns that lesson when she sees her teacher, Mrs., in the grocery store and sees her kissing a strange man, who actually is her husband. And she also sees her eating a few grapes before paying for them but eating is the s ...more
Tiffany Holt
I thought this book was adorable. I Junie B is such a funny girl. She is so full of character and I think the author did a wonderful job of portraying her in the story. Although the slang in the book just shows what kind of person Junie B is I'm not sure kids will leave it in the book. Its very easy to pick up on things and speak with bad grammer as Junie B does.
Madison Lakey
Apr 30, 2015 Madison Lakey added it
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Junie B. thinks that she is the best spy in the world. She has sneaky feet, her nose doesn’t whistle when she breaths. But what happens when she spies on Mrs., will she get in trouble? After reading this book i think that it is important to address personal space and being nice to other people and respecting them. Another way to incorporate this book is to make a cops and robber type of game. The class would be split into teams of 3 to 5 students and they would be the robbers. The robbers would ...more
Kaitlyn Skovran
Junie B Jones, the B stands for Beatrice, is about a girl who likes to spy on others, and that gets her into trouble. She finds Mrs., her teacher at the store, "stealing grapes". Then she sees her smoothing a strange man! Junie tries hard to keep what she saw to herself because she doesn't want Mrs. to get into trouble, but she accidentally blurts it out. After sitting in the principals office and having a talk with Mrs., Junie realizes that the man was her husband and she was just trying the gr ...more
Dean Deters
SUMMARY title Junie b. Jones and some sneakl peeky spying

junie b. like to spy on her grampa her grampa wint in the batheroom and Junie was spying on him. And one her litter brother.
Then junieb likes to share and get people in trobal And she likes to do wate she like to do and she is a brat and she likes to be mane and she thaks that she is the best one in the school

At school in her class room and at home in diffrent rooms,and at the grocery store,at the doctors office, and in the princi
I keep warming up to Junie B, much to my chagrin. In the first 2 books she was abrasive, sneaky, rude and annoying. I'm not sure if I've just gotten used to her ways or if all of that has been toned down. As I read the first 2 books to my 4 year old, I was sensoring a lot of Junie's comments. I found that I didn't need to do that as much with this book.

Junie has a natural curiosity about her teacher's personal life in the book and I love that; I always did too.
My daughter still declares she lov
Purple Iris
Okay, this is obviously not the best book in the world, but I cannot remember the last time we laughed so much during our bedtime reading sessions.
Breanna Wilbanks
June B jones books are my fav I'm a BIG fan love this book ...more
So I confess that I couldn't read it all exactly as written. Junie B. has atrocious grammar at times, which is very cute and funny, but I just couldn't say it out loud. Shame on me, I suppose. I just knew that my daughters would pick up the one phrase that was completely wrong and then decide to pick it up and use it for the next month.

Anyway, that aside, Junie B. is funny to read. Actually I think she's funnier for adults than for the intended kiddo audience because we get more of the wordplay
Blair Herron
I also used this book for one of my book commercials/talks

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I absolutely love the entire Junie B. Jones Series. They are all such wonderful books for children to read. The chapters are short and the print is large making it easy to see and read for children who are beginning to read on their own. It is especially a good introduction to novels since it is set up in chapter form, and since to chapters aren't too lengthy beginner readers will feel a sense a accomplishment in finishing
In the fourth book of the Junie B. Jones series we get a pleasant break from Junie B. and her school and home life. We get to see her at the grocery store. While I will admit her actions are more and more often seeming the result of bad parenting, there is something funny and amusing about the story and what happens.

The more I read of these books the more I think that perhaps Junie B. isn't a great example of a Kindergartener. She seems much more of a pre-K level in her speech patterns and her a
Aisse Tounkara
Jun 17, 2012 Aisse Tounkara rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: My Friends
Good Reads Response Aisse Tounkara
1. I like this book because it gives me a lot of laughter and the character is funny. The character is Junie B Jones. Another thing that I like is that I really understand what’s going on in my book it teaches me the lesson and what the character is really trying to say page #20.

I think my friends will like this book because my friends love character traits who are funny and make us laugh because my friends love hilarious things.

One challenge of this book w
Sarah Sammis
Junie B. Jones and Some Sneaky Peeky Spying tries to be Harriet the Spy for the younger set. While Harriet's unsupervised spying rounds are almost plausible as she's in 6th grade, Junie's behavior is inexcusable. What parent lets a five year old run around in the grocery store unattended?

For the 4th book in the series to work, Junie needs free access to see adults behaving poorly while being afraid of getting in trouble herself. Junie finds herself in a moral dilemma: does she turn in her teache
Jaia Moua
I love Junie B. Jones series! I read them all the time in 6th grade! Even though i'm older now i still enjoy to read about Junie B and her exciting adventures. I think that my favorite book was the spying one! I thought it had some very good description in there! Espicially the secrets that are exopsed! And how junie thinks everything is okay! I love junie B jones book!
Malisa Tipton
My ten year old daughter found this book to be very humorous. As a student of Elementary Education, I have heard both good and bad reviews about the Junie B. Jones series. The bad reviews stem mostly from the use of slang words, such as "bestest" and shortened words, like 'cause. I believe that if the child reads the book, knowing that these elements are found in the story as a tool for the literary style-- verses everyday terminology--no harm done. The value of this series is that it keeps chil ...more
My college roommates and I used to read these together before bed because they cracked us up. Now, as a grown-up and teacher, I find them less charming. I cringe at the grammar and have a hard time not self-correcting. But they are beloved by kids and I will, of course, keep them as part of my classroom library.
Jul 27, 2011 Libby added it
I enjoyed reading this book and Junie B. is a very sweet and funny child. I enjoyed how she was spying on different people throughout the book and even though her mom gets mad at her for spying she continues to do it. When Junie goes to the grocery store with her mom and sees her kindergarten teacher and starts spying on her that is when she really gets in trouble from her mom. Junie this that the saying curiosity killed the cat means to her that a cat actually got run over by an ice cream truck ...more
These books are not my favorite books. They are comical but they are very predictable. I don't think I would use these in my classroom if I could help it. This story details Junie spying on people in her family and wanting to spy on her teaCher as well.
I liked the story line and that the book shows how kindergartners think. I do not like that the author chose to spell like a kindergartner thinks instead of modeling how it should look. It was brave to show the teacher kissing her husband in the store and eating grapes she did not pay for. I liked the 1st Junie B. Jones book more than this. I would use this series to talk about writing narratives in first person.
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I did not connect with this book and found that I would not allow even kids to read it. I thought that the language that is suppose to portray a child, could in fact teach bad habits. I have decided to leave this book unrated.
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Molly Lorenz
This book in the Junie B. Jones series is all about Junie and her problem regarding stealing. She sees her teacher "stealing" grapes from the supermarket and is very concerned. She doesn't know whether she should tell on her teacher or not. As the book progresses you find out that the teacher wasn't actually stealing the grapes but just taste testing to make sure she didn't get another sour bunch! This book teaches a valuable lesson for students about determining between right and wrong and when ...more
Haruna Saka
This book:)
"Junie B. Jones and some sneaky perky spying"
By Barbara Park

9/4=31min, 9/5=38min

7 summary:)
Spying-mysterious-Mrs.-grocery-curiocity-grapes-Grandparents' day

My thoughts:)
In this story, a relationship between children and teachers was described. So, it was very impressive! Perhaps, I may experience like that in the future. But, I could understand Junie's curiosity about where a teacher lives, too! Because every child likes teachers and they (including when I was a child) want to k
Nick James
Junie B. Jones has another hilarious story planned for kids.
This one might be my favorite so far- Junie has been spying on her family and friends lately and she plans on finding where her teacher, Mrs., lives so she can spy on her too. However, she gets worried when she catches Mrs. eating grapes and practically stealing them at the market and she is tied up in whether to tell anybody or not.
Junie B. Jones is so funny and this might be her best. I noticed there's a little bit of funny adult humo
Sophiya Bethea
She alawys go's to the principal office.
In the book she been spying on lots of people.
Junie B Jones wants to go to Miss house.
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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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