Junie B. Jones Is (almost) a Flower Girl (Junie B. Jones, No. 13)
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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 more than twenty years. Over 60 million copies in print and now with a bright new look for a new generation!
Meet the World’s Funniest Kindergartner—Junie B. Jones! Junie B.’s aunt Flo is getting married. What a perfect chance for her to show everyone how grown-up she is! Too bad she wasn’t picked to be the flower girl in the wedding so she could really show off. But surely Junie B. can still find some way to get everyone’s attention.
“Junie B. is the darling of the young-reader set.”
“Park convinces beginning readers that Junie B.—and reading—are lots of fun.”
“Junie’s swarms of young fans will continue to delight in her unique take on the world. . . . A hilarious, first-rate read-aloud.”
“Junie B. Jones is a feisty six-year-old with an endearing penchant for honesty.”
My feet are a bajillion times bigger than these little baby things.” I stood up straight and tall. “I am big, I tell you! I am big like a giant lady, practically!” Mother did a chuckle. “Sorry, toots. But I’m afraid you’re still too young for a boyfriend,” she said. After that, she gave me another hug. And she smoothed my hair. And she ate the rest of my snack cookie. 3/Being a Grown-up Lady At dinnertime, I told Daddy about what happened on the playground. And guess what? He
sudden, my mother reached over. And she pulled my hands right off of the basket. Her face was steamy mad. I did a gulp. “Hello. How are you today?” I said kind of shaky. “I am fine. Only I just wanted two little petals. But that plan did not work out, apparently. And so now I will just behave myself for the rest of the wedding, I think.” After that, I smoothed my skirt. And I fluffed my hair. And I acted like my best grown-up lady. 9/Loose Feet After the church, everybody went to the
how Mother and Daddy said I should have loose feet! “Get it, Bo? Get it?” I asked. “Mother and Daddy were right! Loose feet are funner than grown-up feet!” After that, I quick got on my knees. And I clinked my water glass with my spoon. Also, I clinked my plate and my fork and my head. “Sometimes it’s fun to be little! Right, Bo? Right? Right?” I said. Me and Bo clinked spoons. “Right!” she said real giggly. After that, I made a puppet out of my napkin. And I made it bite Bo’s nose. And
that is not even the best part! ’Cause after lunch, me and Bo skipped around the whole entire room in bare feet! And we throwed flower petals on people’s heads! And no one even got mad. ’Cause when you’re little, you can get away with those kind of shenanigans! It was the funnest time I ever had. And guess what else? After the reception, me and Bo hugged each other good-bye. And she said she will call me sometime! And I said I will write her a letter! “Only first I have to learn to spell
“Mmm. Thank you, honey,” she said. I stared and stared at that woman. ’Cause she missed the point, apparently. “No, Mother. You are not supposed to eat my snack cookie,” I said. “You are supposed to feel sorry for me. Plus also you have to tell me how to get Ricardo back.” Mother bended down and gave me a hug. “I’m sorry, honey. I know that you’re upset about Ricardo. But really and truly, Junie B., you are way too young to have a boyfriend.” She stood back up and smiled. “You’re just a