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Junie B. Jones Is a Beauty Shop Guy First Edition
Contributor(s): Park, Barbara, Brunkus, Denise (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0679989315     ISBN-13: 9780679989318
Publisher: Random House Childrens Books
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Product Type: Library - Other Formats
Published: June 1998
Annotation: Junie B. Jones knows what she wants to be when she grows up -- a beauty shop guy! All she needs is a little practice. Okay, a lot of practice. And a few volunteers. Like her bunny slippers. And her dog. And maybe even...herself?
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Beauty shops; Fiction.
Hair; Fiction.
Kindergarten; Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Readers
- Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
- Juvenile Fiction | Business, Careers, Occupations
Dewey: [Fic]
LCCN: 97049197
Lexile Measure: 390
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 1-2, Age 6-7
Series: Junie B. Jones
Book type: Easy Fiction
Physical Information: 8.00" H x 6.00" W x 0.50" (0.45 lbs) 67 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 24936
Reading Level: 2.8   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 1.0
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q06250
Reading Level: 2.1   Interest Level: Grades 3-5   Point Value: 3.0
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Contributor Bio(s):

BARBARA PARK is best known as the author of the wildly popular New York Times bestselling Junie B. Jones series, which has kept kids (and their grown-ups) laughing—and reading—for over two decades. Beloved by millions, the Junie B. Jones books have been translated into multiple languages and are a time-honored staple in elementary school classrooms around the world. Barbara once said, “I’ve never been sure whether Junie B.’s fans love her in spite of her imperfections…or because of them. But either way, she’s gone out into the world and made more friends than I ever dreamed possible.”

Barbara Park is also the author of award-winning middle grade novels and bestselling picture books, including Skinnybones, Mick Harte Was Here, and Ma! There’s Nothing to Do Here!

Barbara Park was born in New Jersey in 1947 and spent most of her adult life in Arizona, where she and her husband, Richard, raised two sons. Barbara died in 2013, but her legacy lives on in the laughter her books give to readers all over the world.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 1998 December)
K-Gr 2-This exuberant kindergartner's newest adventure begins with a visit to the local beauty shop. Fascinated with sitting in the "spinny" chair and helping the beautician give her dad a haircut, Junie decides that her hopes and dreams are wrapped up in scissors, smelly hair gel, and fluffy towels. When her father warns her that it takes years of hard work to learn how to cut hair, the girl takes his advice and starts practicing...on her bunny slippers, on the dog, and eventually on herself. When she goes to school wearing three hats to cover her unfortunate "sprigs," only her teacher and a session with the real beautician can save her. Parks does an excellent job of keeping her adult characters real, in charge, yet not overbearing. Junie's teacher's sympathy and understanding are heartwarming, and her dad's exasperation is completely believable. Junie is always the focus and the one who solves the dilemma, this time by confessing to her teacher and admitting that she might need some help. Brunkus's illustrations complete the child's exploits. The honesty and inventiveness of this savvy kindergartner make the Junie B. books accessible and completely enjoyable.-Linda Bindner, formerly at Athens Clarke County Library, GA Copyright 1998 School Library Journal