Junie B., First Grader: Turkeys We Have Loved and Eaten (and Other Thankful Stuff) | Book Spotlight
The Children’s Book Review
Published: October 22, 2012
Calling all Junie B. Jones fans! Join your favorite first grader for a Thanksgiving feast.
Reading level: Ages 6 – 9 Years
Hardcover: 144 pages
It’s Thanksgiving time and Room Nine is getting ready for their very own Thanksgiving feast! There’s even a contest to see which room can write the best thankful list. The winners will get a pumpkin pie! Only it turns out being thankful is harder than it looks. Because Junie B. is not actually thankful for Tattletale May. Or squash. Or scratchy pilgrim costumes. And pumpkin pie makes her vomit, anyway. (But Junie B. is thankful for yummy cranberry sauce that’s shaped like a can. And biscuits that explode from their can. And nipsy doodles!) Will Room 9 win the disgusting pie? Can May and Junie B. find common ground? Or will this Thanksgiving feast turn into a Turkey Day Disaster?
About the Author
BARBARA PARK is beloved by millions as the author of the wildly popular Junie B. Jones series. Her middle-grade novels have won over 40 children’s book awards. She lives with her husband, Richard, in Arizona.
About the Illustrator
DENISE BRUNKUS’ entertaining illustrations have appeared in over fifty books, including each Junie B. title. She lives in Massachussetts with her husband and daughter.