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Title:
Junie B., first grader : toothless wonder
Author:
Park, Barbara.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Random House, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
80 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Summary:
Junie B. Jones learns some interesting things about the Tooth Fairy when she becomes the first student in Room One to lose an upper tooth.
General Note:
"A Stepping stone book."
Language:
English
Reading Level:
350 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.8 1.0 64031.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 2.5 3 Quiz: 31980 Guided reading level: M.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780375802959

9780375902956

9780375822230
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Meet the World's Funniest First Grader--Junie B. Jones!

Yikes . . . It's a looth tooth! 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 20th Junie B. Jones book, one of Junie B.'s top front teeth is loose! Only Junie B. is not that thrilled about this development. Because what if she looks like toothless Uncle Lou? And even worse . . . what's all this tooth fairy business? Like, who is this woman, really? And what does she do with all those used teeth? So many questions, so little time.

USA TODAY :
"Junie B. is the darling of the young-reader set."

Publisher's Weekly :
"Park convinces beginning readers that Junie B.--and reading--are lots of fun."

Kirkus Reviews :
"Junie's swarms of young fans will continue to delight in her unique take on the world....A hilarious, first-rate read-aloud."

Time Magazine :
"Junie B. Jones is a feisty six-year-old with an endearing penchant for honesty."


Author Notes

Barbara Park was born in Mount Holly, New Jersey on April 21, 1947. She spent her first two years of college at Rider University in New Jersey before receiving a B.S. degree from the University of Alabama.

She began writing children's books after she had children of her own. In a career that began in 1982, she published over 50 books including Don't Make Me Smile, Operation: Dump the Chump, Ma! There's Nothing to Do Here!, Skinnybones, and The Kid in the Red Jacket. She was best known for her 28-book Junie B. Jones series which was first published in 1992. She won seven Children's Choice Awards and four Parents' Choice Awards.

She helped found a charitable organization, Sisters in Survival, to raise money for women with ovarian cancer. She died from ovarian cancer on November 15, 2013 at the age of 66.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Gr. 2-4. As the story begins, Junie B. struggles with the discomfort of a loose top tooth and the prospect of looking different once it is gone. When the tooth falls out, however, these issues pale beside the question of whether to put it under her pillow, since the story of the tooth fairy just doesn't make sense to her. After all, what does the tooth fairy do with all those teeth? Armed with a scientist's drive to know the truth and a six-year-old's knowledge base and logic, Junie B. finds her own answer to the question. Occasionally the humor seems aimed at adults, but children just a little older than Junie B. will definitely find this beginning chapter book amusing and occasionally laugh-out-loud funny. With its vivid portrayal of a first-grade classroom and a child's point of view, this is a welcome addition to a popular series. The illustrations were not available for preview. Carolyn Phelan.


Publisher's Weekly Review

The inimitable Miss Jones stars in Junie B., First Grader: Toothless Wonder by Barbara Park, illus. by Denise Brunkus. Junie is the first in her class to have a loose upper tooth. But she wants nothing to do with the Tooth Fairy and fears she'll end up looking like her dentally challenged uncle. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

Gr 1-4-In this 20th book about Junie B., Parks hits on the universal theme of losing one's first tooth. As the first person in her class to have this experience, Junie B. worries that she'll look funny, but her teacher assures her that it is a momentous event in her life, and that she'll look more grown up when the new one comes in. This, of course, delights the child. However, she is convinced that the tooth fairy is really a witch. After all, what would a tooth fairy do with all of those teeth? This is an ideal read-aloud to first graders and a choice that they will enjoy reading independently as they move into chapter books. Humorous black-and-white drawings show Junie B. as she interacts with her classmates and family.-Jean Lowery, Bishop Woods Elementary School, New Haven, CT (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

1. Prizesp. 1
2. Uncle Loup. 12
3. Ow!p. 19
4. Freakop. 26
5. The Fairyp. 34
6. Full of Soupp. 44
7. A Stumperp. 50
8. Smilingp. 57
9. Miracles!p. 68