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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...more

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...more
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
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
Breanna Wilbanks
June B jones books are my fav I'm a BIG fan love this book
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...more
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...more
Erica Rhodes
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...more
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...more
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...more
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
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
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...more
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...more
Junie B is kinda cute and even as an adult, I enjoyed the story line and saw some of my kid in the way Junie B sees the world. My daughter loves her. There was also nothing offensive in here and the overall message was good. So yes, I'd recommend Junie B if you're reading to a kindergarten student or Grade 1.

One thing I don't like about Junie B is that Barbara Park "talks" like a little kid, for example, saying "hided" instead of hid. It may add to a more authentic voice, but it made me stumble...more
Title: Junie B. Jones and Some Sneaky Peeky Spying

Author: Barbara Park

Series: Junie B. Jones #4

Rating: ★★★

Summary: 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!

Review: Interesting title...

Things I Loved: N/A

Things I Hated: Really? Grammar mistakes in the first sentence of the summary? "Sp...more
i like this book becase junie b wants to sneak in her teachers house.
My kindergarteners love Junie B. And I love how attentively they listen while I read!
Junie B. is hysterical, she just keeps up with "Punky Brewster" antics. For instance: when she goes on and on about a dead cat "curiosity killed the cat", and was it the one that "got runned over by the ice cream truck?" "Grandma Miller looked at me for a very long time. Then she went to the sink. And she took an aspirin" Too Funny!
Ann Moody
Reliable fun series for early chapter book readers. Just goofy and naughty enough without going overboard.
Kennedy Lee
It made me think about when I spy. Sometimes I spy on Noah.
Stephanie Tuell
junie b. gets herself into some trouble spying on people she shouldn't be spying on. her mother has told her over and over again to stop spying, but, of course, she can't resist. while shopping with her mother, she sees her teacher walk into the store with a strange man. junie b. decides to spy on her teacher to see what she is doing. junie b. is shocked by what she sees. she tries and tries to keep it in because she knows that the teacher can get into trouble, but it slips out. now junie b. is...more
Sara Mina
I very love her, she's the best!!
Junie B. Jones finds spying on people to be quite fun. Her mother tells her that she is not allowed to spy, but the temptation is just too great to stop. But, she learns her lesson after she spies on her teacher at the grocery store and ends up getting into trouble.

The illustrations in this book are entertaining, and the storyline is somewhat humorous. However, the perpetual use of poor grammar that is meant to be endearing, could set a poor example for students who are learning to write and spe...more
Junie B. Jones is a great series to get young readers excited about reading. Junie B. Jones and Some Sneaky Peeky Spying is the fourth book in the series. In this book Junie B. thinks she is the bestest spy in the entire world. When catching her teacher at the grocery store stealing a grape which her mom told her is not aloud, Junie has to keep the biggest secret ever. She does not want to get Mrs. in trouble. I think students would enjoy how funny Junie B. Jones is and can relate to her life in...more
I love this book
Once again, Barbara Park has concocted a marvelous adventure featuring the delightfully exuberant Junie B. Jones. "Junie B. Jones and Some Sneaky Peaky Spying" is wonderfully and freshly hilarious (though what else would one expect from the inimitable Barbara Park?), and I thought it served her well to get out of the classroom for a while and into the setting of the grocery store.
Barbara Park's characters never grow the least bit stale, and I am pleased to follow the adventures of Junie B. Jon...more
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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...more
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