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Junie B. Jones and the Yucky Blucky Fruitcake (Junie B. Jones #5)

3.94 of 5 stars 3.94  ·  rating details  ·  6,562 ratings  ·  204 reviews
Meet the World's Funniest Kindergartner—Junie B. Jones!

"I'm the bestest winner in the world!" 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 5th Junie B. Jones book, it's Carnival Night, and Lucille has alread
ebook, 80 pages
Published November 3rd 2010 by Random House Books for Young Readers (first published September 1st 1995)
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I know a lot of people who like this series so I thought I'd try one out with Ellie. She liked it well enough but I had problems. I didn't like the baby talk language it was written in ("I ranned and ranned") and found myself correcting the language as I read it out loud to Ellie. I don't want her using incorrect English! A pet peeve of mine but I realize it was intended for fun in the book. However, the character is 5 - I don't know a lot of 5 year olds who still talk like that!
Also, stupid and
Esther Barajikian
"Junie B. Jones and the Yucky Blucky Friutcake" is a realistic fiction book for primary readers, written by Barbara Parker. Junie is a rambunctious kindergartner who manages to get herself into trouble without even intending to. Like many 5 year olds, Junie has a very hard time loosing. After a disappointing evening at the school Carnival Night, she finally wins a cake at the Cake Walk - an yucky, blucky friutcake.

I gave this book a 3-star rating because it was enjoyable to read. I especially li
Becky Schroeder
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May 11, 2013 Jason rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Nobody
Recommended to Jason by: Nobody
I got this for my 6 year old niece last year because she was starting to get into "chapter books." I saw that the Junie B. series was well liked, and thought nothing of it. My niece also said she likes Junie B., and had read a few of them already.

Today I was watching my sister's children, and I saw this sitting on one of the end tables, so I read it while they were cleaning the playroom. (This could be accomplished in 15 minutes, but it took them 2 hours because they play as they go along. Fine
Julie Church johnson
I may be stoned for saying so, I know many good mom's who love this series for their daughters, but I just cannot stand Junie B. Jones books!
The incessant baby talk, mean & rude behavior in these books makes me absolutely crazy. I have no desire to raise my daughters with the likes of this child as a literary role model.
I want my daughters to have a strong voice. One that commands respect, gives respect to others and acknowledges their intelligence.
While I am a fan of similar books such as
This book is about Junie B. Jones who gets to go to her schools carnival. Junie is a sassy girl who is always getting in trouble no matter if she tries to or not. When Junie went to the carnival, she walked in thinking that she was going to win a bunch of prizes until she started losing all the games. She was stuck on this one game until a mean boy in her class came over and started making fun of her since she was so bad at it. Junie got so mad at him that she got a wet sponge and threw it
Madison Godfrey
Junie B. Jones’s grandpa is babysitting her while her parents are at work. Junie B. plays a few different games with her grandpa and wins them all (because her grandpa let her win), so she now thinks she is the best at all of the games. When she sees her friends at school, she tells them how good she is at winning and challenges them to the play the games with her. Junie B. loses every time, which really upsets her. Her school is having a carnival night, which makes Junie B. very excited. She ca ...more
Emily Mclendon
I am now officially a fan of Junie B. Jones! This story reminds me a lot of Ramona Quimby. Ramona was one of my favorite books as a child and I now see the attraction of Junie B. Jones. Her antics are quite funny for both children and adults. Her language is childlike but I think it would be a great way to introduce students to speaking more properly. Additionally, this could turn into a writing assignment. For example, students could write about "the best good food I love". Students could talk ...more
Kristen Carson
Book Information:
The genre of this book is comedy and humor. The reading level is for grades first, second, and third.
Junie B. Jones thinks she can win everything because her grandpa lets her win games they play together. So she challenges her friends to a few games and she loses every one. So when there is a carnival at her school she goes home and practices. When she gets to the carnival she loses all of the games and becomes really angry. So her parents try to make her leave but she r
Junie B. Jones and the Yucky Blucky Fruitcake is another great story by the amazing Barbara Parks. This story start out the same as all of the other books in this series "Hello. My name is Junie B. Jones. The B Stands for Beatrice but I just like B, and that's all". I think this story is so cute and also tells a cute lesson about always looking for the silver lining in situations.

The pictures in this story are sporadic but definitely worth looking at. They enhance the book immensely. The story
The school is having a carnival night on Friday, and Junie B. loves to win. She goes home to practice all the games the teacher said they would have. But unfortunately, she doesn't have all the right materials. But she makes due with what she can find. When Friday comes around, Junie B. can't win a single game because they aren't like how she practiced, the hole in the bottle for clothespins in the bottle is too small, and throwing a pie at the principals face is nothing like throwing a sponge i ...more
Jessica Lee
In this adventure with Junie B., she finds herself really down at the school carnival because everyone else is winning cool prizes and so far all she has won is a comb, until she wins the cake walk and decides to chose a fruit cake, which she at first thought was beautiful but then discovers it to be disgusting. In the end, Junie B. is appreciative of all the prizes she won. This appeals to me because Junie B. always has a lesson to learn, and in turn teach us, but she always does it in the most ...more
My favorite line in this Junie B book comes when Junie B meets Meanie Jim's grandmother. She introduces herself, then says, "I hate your grandboy." Classic.
Kayla Spohr
Junie B.’s kindergarten class is having a carnival, complete with games, a Moon Walk Tent, and a cake walk! She wins a round of the cake walk and gets to pick her very own cake, and the one she chooses might not be so good. This book was relatable to me because I am a very picky eater. I do not like to try new things, but this cute story might be able to sway a student's mind. I think that a nutrition lesson on what foods are good for you would be great with this book.
This book could be used to
Erica Rhodes
As always, this is another book where Junie B. Jones seems a little clueless on the ways of the world. She just can't seem to win at anything. Once again, this is a situation I think most kids can identify with. It's hard when an adult lets you win all the time and then all of the sudden you're shocked with the hard reality that you're not as good as you thought. Junie B. definitely has an ego!

I've heard a lot of complaints about the language in these books, but they always just make my kids lau
Nick James
I usually enjoy going back into my childhood and re-reading the old Junie B. Jones books, but I didn't find this one entertaining. It's okay but its story is off at times and the bossiness of Junie was at a high level in this book.
Carnival Day is coming up at school, where parents and teachers hold a carnival where kids play various games. Junie wants to win very badly and is pressured even more by her rich friend Lucille, who wins at pretty much everything. When the day comes, she loses at ever
Kristanne Duncan
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Angela Marie
I really enjoyed reading Junie B. Jones and the Yucky Blucky Fruitcake. This book tells the story from Junie's point of view and uses her voice. I thought this voice added a lot to the book. Sometimes Junie even gives her own definition to word that readers may not know, " glum is when the happy is gone all out of you." This would be a good series for younger readers who are just being introduced to chapter books. They are very easy and quick to read. This particular book of the series tells the ...more
Jennifer Balke
I love that the whole series is written like a child would actually talk, full of incorrect verb tenses and other language mistakes. The book is silly and so entertaining to read because it is not only the language that is childlike but the way of thinking all together. Junie B. Jones is hyperactive and loud and constantly doing things that make you laugh out loud. She has a school carnival in this book, where she wins a fruitcake. Although, the fruitcake is not Junie’s cup of tea, she loves the ...more
Great story about learning how to be a good sport. Junie B. is allowed good naturedly by her grandpa to win the games they play so she just assumes she is the best, but when her friends best her, her whole perspective changes. At least she wins a fruitcake at the school carnival but though it isn't what she expected she finds a very useful thing o do with it. Junie B. is a character I love when she tells her "bestest" friend Gracie that she is the best at something and Gracie says she is too, an ...more

My niece is 6 and she loves these books. I find them amusing. But the grammar makes me crazy. I correct it when I'm reading to her. And I explain the words that are not real words.

This is one of the first Junie books (we have been reading them out of order). In this story Junie has decided that she wants to win at everything (she is used to winning cause she always wins with her grandfather).

Anyhow she finds out that the School Carnival is coming up. And there will be chances to win hundreds of
Lindsay Wallace
Junie B. Jones and the Yucky Blucky Fruitcake is one of my personal childhood favorites. Elementary students will have an easy time relating to Junie B. and will find her character and antics hilarious and entertaining. Barbara Park does an excellent job creating a plot that most all children can enjoy and connect with.
The illustrations in this story, done by Denise Brunkus, are childish and simplistic in a wonderful way. Students are able to get a better understanding of Junie B.'s silly antic
Feb 04, 2010 KaKa is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
this book is a good book because she has a cake but it is not that good so junie b jones try to keep it from her friend and her friend get mad because junie b jones dont no who to tell her friend that she do not like the cake so she said that junie b jones dont no how to tell the truth and say what is on her mind and her dfriend do not like that she does tell what is going on at the time and i would to because she like to tel storys and let it go but her friend does not let her do that no more s ...more
This book was very funny. Junie B. goes to the carnival at her school. Junie is not very happy at first because she loses at a few carnival games. But, she does win a comb in the fising pole game which she's not very happy about. Then, her mom suggests that Junie go into her kindergarten room 9 and do the cake walk. This is fun for Junie because she wins a cake and her mom lets her pick out what kind of cake. Junie picks out a cake that she thinks is looks nice. But, when she gets home with her ...more
Nov 06, 2008 Dolly rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
This is another book in Barbara Parks' Junie B. Jones series. I think this story was good, exploring the frustration when a young girl really wants to win at games, but doesn't. I often censor her language, sometimes even correcting her grammar because it's just plain painful to me to read it aloud as written. Also, the words she chooses are often rude or not very nice, so I use that as a discussion point with our girls. We often talk about what she said and how she could've said it better or mo ...more
Stephanie Grassie
I understand that it was written from the perspective of the child, however, I simply cannot get past the absolutely dreadful grammar. My niece is in the 2nd grade and just now allowed to read chapter books for homework. When she brings these home the only way we can read them is if we correct the words and sentences as we go. She needs to be learning how to speak and write correctly, not incorrectly. That and the leading character is a complete brat. Sure, are some teachable moments with such a ...more
Morgaine Stanwood
Sep 04, 2014 Morgaine Stanwood rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: kindergarteners to 2nd graders
Recommended to Morgaine by: book bag
Junie B. Jones is a really funny and free spirited kindergartener. Even though she is a little bit young, she loves to make the middle graders laugh out loud. This book was very funny even though it was an easy read for me.
I like the book but it had incorrect English. It had words like runned, ranned, and she said “I'm the bestest winner!" When I read it to my brother I had to say the words correctly.
Title: Junie B. Jones and the Yucky Blucky Fruitcake

Author: Barbara Park

Series: Junie B. Jones #5

Rating: ★★★

Summary: "I'm the bestest winner in the world!" It's Carnival Night, and Lucille has already won a box of fluffy cupcakes with sprinkles on them. But when Junie B. wins the Cake Walk, she chooses the bestest cake of all- the one wrapped in sparkly aluminum foil. How was she to know it was a lethal weapon?

Review: This one was actually pretty funny.

Things I Loved: N/A

Things I Hated: Grammar.
"...glum is when the happy is gone right out of you."

—June B. Jones and the Yucky Blucky Fruitcake, P. 19

I would give two and a half stars to this book.
Some of Junie B. Jones's funniest moments are captured in the pages of this fast-moving book. A look at the irrepressible kindergartner's visit to her school's carnival night, "Junie B. Jones and the Yucky Blucky Fruitcake" is a well told story from all angles, and most definitely a Barbara Park creation. It is a short read, but its content b
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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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