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Junie B. Jones Is a Beauty Shop Guy (A Stepping Stone Book(TM)) [Paperback]

By Barbara Park (Author) & Denise Brunkus (Illustrator)
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Item description for Junie B. Jones Is a Beauty Shop Guy (A Stepping Stone Book(TM)) by Barbara Park & Denise Brunkus...

Overview
When Junie B. grows up, she wants to run a beauty shop, but before she can do that, she knows that she has to practice and does so on everything and everyone around her, including her dog and her bunny slippers. Simultaneous.

Publishers Description
Meet the World's Funniest Kindergartner--Junie B. Jones
What's the bestest job ever? A beauty shop guy, that's what 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 11th Junie B. Jones book, Junie B. wants to be a beauty shop guy when she grows up. But first she needs a little practice. And a few volunteers. Like her bunny slippers. And her dog. And maybe even...herself? Is Junie B. on her way to a great new career? Or is she about to have the worst hair day ever?
"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."

Citations And Professional Reviews
Junie B. Jones Is a Beauty Shop Guy (A Stepping Stone Book(TM)) by Barbara Park & Denise Brunkus has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • School Library Journal - 12/01/1998
  • Booklist - 11/15/1998 page 591
  • Wilson Children's Catalog 96 - 01/01/1999 page 56


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Item Specifications...


Studio: Random House Books for Young Readers
Pages   67
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.66" Width: 5.14" Height: 0.24"
Weight:   0.15 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jun 16, 1998
Publisher   Random House Books for Young Readers
Age  6-9
ISBN  0679889310  
ISBN13  9780679889311  
UPC  090129003990  


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More About Barbara Park & Denise Brunkus


Barbara Park I grew up in Mt. Holly, New Jersey. It was a small town surrounded by farmland . . . the kind of town where you greet people by name on Main Street. It was only an hour's drive to the ocean. So every summer we spent family vacations on Long Beach Island. My brother and I would ride the waves during the day and play miniature golf at night. It's the kind of idyllic memory that stays in your head long after you've grown up and moved away.

After graduating from high school and spending two years at Rider University, I transferred to the University of Alabama where I met my husband, Richard. Eventually his job brought him to Arizona. We both fell in love with the desert and wanted to stay here forever. Still, during the heat of the Arizona summers, those ocean memories would come rushing back. So-after years of sweaty summers-my husband and I finally built a house on Long Beach Island, the same island where my brother and I rode the waves as kids. In the story business, that's called "coming full circle." These days, Richard and I divide our time between the desert and the ocean. In the words of Junie B. Jones, I'm a lucky duck.

Q. What inspired you to start writing?

In my case, it was sort of "reverse" inspiration. I got a degree in secondary education. My plan was to teach high school history and political science. But, because of a scheduling problem my senior year, I ended up doing my student teaching in the seventh grade. The word disaster doesn't really cover this one. I'll spare you the details. But as I ran screaming from the school building every day, I knew that I would never be a teacher. My husband and I married after graduation, and started a family. A few years later, when I was ready to go to work, I was still haunted by the memories of student teaching. So I was "inspired" to try my hand at writing instead.

Q. How did you go about getting published?

The first children's novel I wrote was Operation: Dump the Chump. As soon as it was finished, I bought a copy of Writer's Market, found some addresses, and started sending it off to publishers who were accepting unsolicited manuscripts. It was rejected three times. All three rejections managed to work in the classic industry one-liner, "It isn't right for our list."

The fourth time I sent it to Alfred Knopf, Inc. A few weeks later, they called and said it was exactly right for their list. I felt like I'd hit the lottery.

Q: You've written middle-grade novels, early chapter books, and picture books. Which do you like writing best?

I can't really say which I like best. But after all the Junie B. books I've written, those certainly come the easiest. The middle-grade novels are more of a challenge. But in some ways, that makes them more rewarding. The last two I've written (Mick Harte Was Here and The Graduation of Jake Moon) were both about very sensitive topics, so it took a long time to get them exactly right. But I think those two books have made me the most proud.

Q. Tell us about your most recent picture book.

It's called, MA! There's Nothing to Do Here! It's about a baby in utero who is bored out of his mind. The idea for it was born (so to speak) when my daughter-in-law, Renee, invited me to my first grandson's ultrasound. Although I had never had an ultrasound myself, I'd seen pictures of other babies in utero. But I wasn't prepared for how amazing it would be to see my own little grandbaby on that screen. I felt like I was watching the Discovery Channel.

Q. How much did you continue to think about the baby after seeing the ultrasound? How did this develop into the idea for the book?

A. On the way out of the doctor's office, I remember thinking, Okay, so now we're all going back to our busy lives. But the baby is still in there just floating around. Except for an occasional kick or hiccup, he's got absolutely nothing to do.

A few months later-when I was getting ready to give Renee a baby shower-I wrote this poem, framed it, and gave it to her as a shower gift.

Q. Of the characters you've created, who is your favorite?

A. This would be a bit like picking a favorite child. I don't have a single favorite character, but again, I lived with the characters Mick and Phoebe Harte and Jake and Skelly Moon for a very long time. So those four are the most dear to me.

The characters I've had the most fun with have been the little ones. Little kids are so free to say whatever is on their minds. They aren't silenced by peer pressure and the notion that they have to sound cool. Molly Vera Thompson in The Kid in the Red Jacket is six, and Thomas Russo in My Mother Got Married and Other Disasters is five. They both were such fun to write about that they led to the creation of Junie B. Jones.

Q. Is Junie B. modeled after you as a child? Did you ever do any of the things that Junie B. does?

A. I was sent to "Principal" in first grade for talking. There were lots of notes sent home that year, as well. My father was on the Board of Education. Not good.

Q. There's been some criticism of the Junie-speak in the series. How do you answer concerns that Junie's grammar is not good for young readers?

A. Honestly, most of the grown-ups I hear from are writing to tell me that Junie B. Jones got their reluctant readers to read. I have drawers full of letters from parents and teachers that are so meaningful to me, I can't bear to part with them. These are adults who understand that fictional literature plays a whole different role in children's lives than a book of grammar or a basic reader.

That having been said, there are always going to be a handful of people who denigrate books that speak in a voice other than their own. I've stopped trying to explain the concept of literature to people like that. Wasted time better spent.

8. What makes you laugh?

My sense of humor is a little bit off-center, I think. In the movies, I usually laugh at parts that no one else seems to think are funny. Then there are movies like Young Frankenstein where I laugh from the opening scene straight through to the end.

Lots of other things make me laugh, as well. My husband and sons make me laugh. My dog. My grandsons. Friends. The absurdities of life. My lopsided cakes. The list goes on . . .

What advice do you have for teachers that are aspiring writers? For kids?

There's nothing revolutionary in my advice, I'm afraid. It's the same old stuff. Write as much and as often as you can. Try different genres to find your niche. Then rewrite, rewrite, rewrite. And-above all-be your own worst critic.

Barbara Park lived in Paradise Valley, in the state of Arizona. Barbara Park was born in 1947 and died in 2013.

Barbara Park has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Junie B. Jones
  2. Junie B. Jones (Audio)
  3. Junie B. Jones (Pb)
  4. Stepping Stone Books


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Hiding your problems won't make them go away, Junie B. Jones!  Jan 6, 2008
The author of Junie B. Jones is a Beauty Shop Guy has positively climbed into the psyche of a five year old child, because she has the uncanny skill to show us the world just as that child sees it!

Spellbound by the the work of a hairdresser who cuts her Dad's hair, Junie becomes convinced that this is the job for her. Bunny slippers, the dog, and eventually Junie, herself benefits from her new ambition.

Of course, lessons are learned and everything is wonderful in the end -- including Junie's own hair!

Barbara Park is a wonderful writer who knows how to turn children into passionate readers.

Add an additional five stars if you were ever a "beauty shop guy," yourself!
 
Pinkie Gladys Gutsman?  Jan 22, 2007
Pinkie Gladys Gutsman?

That's what Junie B. wants for a new name. Here are the reasons, Pinkie is the beautifulest colour Junie B.'s ever heard of and Gladys Gutsman is the snack lady at school so who wouldn't want to be named after her that what I{Junie B.} would like to know. One day Junie B. goes to the beauty shop with her dad. And she was the lady's helper. So Junie B. thinks what's the bestest job in the world? A beauty shop guy of course! Read this story to find out how Junie B. finds out about years and years of practice. Read it.....AND I MEAN IT!
 
Bad and Badder  Aug 6, 2006
Okay, I'll start with the good points.

1. good for little kids who know a lot of weird humor

2. sort of funny, even when you look back on it

3. nice, if you have a small kid, buy it.

now, the bad parts.

1. Junie B. Jones is retarded.

2. bad grammar

3. story is usually very boring unless you're small

Some people may think it's stupid, but this is a book for kids who have just learned to read chapter books. I DO NOT recommend it for kids over 7, but children under 7 will learn a lot from it. (including how not to cut their hair)
 
Junie B Jones has trouble being a beauty shop person  Mar 24, 2006
I read this book and I thought I'll never do that ever. But, other wise the book was funny,cute and had lots of advice. Here is some advice if you are older than thirteen. You can cut your own hair. I gave this book five stars because, it's like the book of the year! Junie B. Jones thinks with her springs in her hair that she is going to be like a total doofuss. But, the lady at the beaty shop helps her with her springs. She gets a whole new look! I love the book! IT'S THE BEST BOOK I HAD EVER READ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
What a hard book for someone learning to read incorrect grammer and spelling?  Jan 6, 2006
The student I am working with was having a lot of trouble with the grammer and spelling in this book. I asked the teacher if it was a good book for someone having trouble reading. Her answer was about this book even though I did not tell which Author or book it was. "Is she reading Junie B. Jones Book? I know that these books have a lot of incorrect grammar. I thought I took those books off the shelves becasue other mentors commented about the problem with the grammar. If she can not see the difference between the correct and incorrect grammar then she should not read the book. Thanks for your concern. I also got your other email about the "runned" problem. I will make a note of it." If the child read well and gets that it is a joke. These books maybe fine but not for a school age child trying to learn to read!
 

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