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Junie B., First Grader by Barbara Park
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May 14, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: read-with-or-for-my-kids
Recommended for: 1st graders and their parents
Read in May, 2009 , read count: 1

Junie B. is like the hyper version of most adults you know. All energy and excitement all the time, and she says the things outloud that you and I think, but that we're careful to keep inside our heads.

I enjoy reading Junie B. books even as an adult because I'm a parent and I LOVE Junie B.'s explanations of her parents' reactions to her.

My favorite passage from this book, by far:

Then--as soon as he got back--hurray! It was time to go snorkeling!
After everyone was ready, we got in the car. And we drove to a special snorkel beach.
That word made me laugh in the car. I said it a million times, I think.
"Snorkel," I said. "Snorkel, snorkel, snorkel. I'm going to snorkel! Here is a snorkel poem."
I took a breath.
"Snorkel, snortle, snootle, noodle, snorkel, snartle, snarkle."
Mother turned around.
"Please stop it," she said.
She took an asprin.
Mothers do not appreciate poetry, apparently.
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