Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Junie B, first grader

JUNIE B., FIRST GRADER: TURKEYS WE HAVE LOVED AND EATEN (AND OTHER THANKFUL STUFF) by Barbara Park with illustrations by Denise Brunkus. Random House 2012.

When Mr. Scary announces a new contest, Junie Band the rest of her first grade class, are excited. Each class in the school is to make a list of thins they are thankful for to prepare for Thanksgiving. Unfortunately, the first graders learn that the reward is a pumpkin pie. Ewww! Who wants slimy pumpkin pie. But the class does want to win and so they begin to make their list: money, toilet paper, exploding biscuits, and Nipsy Doodles among other things. Funny, short chapters make this a perfect choice for kids who want to read "big kid" books. <478>

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