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Park, Barbara
New York : Random House, 1998.
IL K-3
ISBN 0679989315
This 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,, USC Graduate Student)
SUBJECTS:     Beauty shops -- Fiction.
                        Hair -- Fiction.
                        Kindergarten -- Fiction.
                        Schools -- Fiction.


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