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JUNIE B. JONES IS A BEAUTY
New York : Random House, 1998.
is #11 in an ongoing series of books about Junie B. Jones. The Junie
B. series begins with Junie B. in five-year-old kindergarten and continues
on through the first grade. Children can identify with the way Junie
B. feels about things and can hear how she talks grammatically incorrect.
These books make for great grammar lessons. They are also just funny
for middle graders and adults who enjoy reading about the many escapades
of the world’s funniest kindergartner and first grader.
“Working in a beauty shop takes years and years of practice.” Junie
B. Jones thinks she has had years and years of practice so she goes into
her room and finds her “bestest” shiny scissors. Junie B. cuts her
stuffed animals’ hair. There’s only one problem—now they are baldies
and their fur doesn’t grow back. Then Junie B. decides to cut her
dog Tickle’s fur because surely dog hair grows back. She gets
into big trouble and has her scissors taken away. What her mother
doesn’t know is that Junie B. has an extra pair in her desk drawer.
This time she trims her own hair. Here a snip. There snip.
And then there is nothing but “sprigs” which are “shortie little sticklets.”
Will Junie B. get into trouble for cutting her own hair? Will she
have to go to school with sprigs coming out of her head? Does she
ever get another pair of scissors? Read Junie B. Jones Is a Beauty Shop
Guy and find out. (Cappy Holman, email@example.com,
USC Graduate Student)
Beauty shops -- Fiction.
Hair -- Fiction.
Kindergarten -- Fiction.
Schools -- Fiction.
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