Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus by Barbara ParkI have heard so much about how great these books are so we decided to check them out. I cant think of a single thing from this book that was a good example for the kids. None of the people say anything kind or helpful. Many things are described as stupid, hate, and dumb. My kids dont talk that way .. do others really? Do we want to encourage this? The kids and I talked about how it is sometimes fun to read about someone doing things they are not supposed to do and how it can be fun to imagine it and not actually do it. But even they were not impressed with this book and said that everyone is not nice. In fact my 7 year old said she dislikes (happily surprised she did not co-opt hate) this book. I also find it strange when authors chose to have their characters speak incorrectly to be authentic but I chose to read the sentences in the correct form so as not to confuse my kids. I understand that perhaps the humor is meant to be over-the-top (and the incorrect words are supposed to be cute .. is it written that way for adults or kids?) .. but it did not work for us.
JUNIE B. JONES: THE MUSICAL
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Meet the World's Funniest Kindergartner—Junie B. Jones! Remember Junie B. Jones #1: Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus Part of Junie B. Jones.
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