Junie B. Jones is a Party Animal

Written by Barbara Park • Illustrated by Denise Brunkus

Reviewed by Yuka N. (age 7)

Do you want to read a book about friendship? Then this is a great book for you. This book is about Junie B. feeling scared most of the time and doing something that you never could do when you're spending the night in a rich house. One day Junie B's friend Lucille was mad because Junie B. and Grace were going in the car (Lucille's) when Lucille's grandma was almost going to say yes to Lucille because Lucille was begging for a little white poodle. At recess Lucille decided that Junie B. and Grace could spend the night at her big rich house because they said they could beg a poodle for Lucille. When Junie B. went inside, she almost broke everything and messed up lot of things. One thing that Junie B. broke is crystal glass (cup) to drink. she messed up the bed by jumping on the bed. Could Junie B. behave in the morning? Read the book to find out. If you almost mess up everything at someone's house, say sorry and be careful next time.

My favorite part was when a great idea popped in Junie B.'s thin hair. I liked this part because I liked how the author used interesting words and I had a big picture in my mind that Junie B. is getting a great idea in Junie B.'s head. I liked the part when Junie B. and her two best friends jumped on the bed. It reminded me when my friend, my brother and me jumped on the bed. It helped me to understand that Junie B. and her two friends are best friends. There are only a few pictures in this book. It is black and white. I liked how the illustrator made the pictures look real. It shows me what Junie B. is doing. That's why this book is my favorite.

This book is good for second graders and third graders. I recommend this book to someone who likes sleepovers, because this book tells what fun things you could do when you are going to a sleepover. I think you will be interested in the pictures because it is very good and it is like a real picture. You will also like the author because she used a lot of interesting words.

Yuka N. is a student in Amy's 2nd Grade Class
2008-2009