Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus
Remember when it was scary to go to school? 'Cause it was your first day and you didn't know anything. Meet Junie B. Jones, kindergartner. She's so scared of the school bus and the meanies on it that when it's time to go home, she doesn't.
Junie B. Jones and a Little Monkey Business
It's pooey on B-A-B-I-E-S until Junie B. finds out that her new dumb old baby brother is a big fat deal. Her two bestest friends are giving her everything they own just to see him. And guess what else? Maybe she can bring him to school on Pet Day.
K days: don't miss any of the adventures in the Junie B. Jones story collection.
Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus ©1992 Barbara Park; Junie B. Jones and a Little Monkey Business ©1993 Barbara Park; (P)2002 Random House, Inc., Imagination Studio, An Imprint Of The Random House Audio Publishing Group
This audio book is great. My 7 year old daughter loves it. Boys will find them funny too. We have listened to it so many times that she can recite parts of it. We have read all of the "paper" Junie B books. This is the only audio book available on this website. I wish there were more. If you are picky about use of grammar and proper pronunciation of words you may have an issue with this book. There is nothing offensive. Junie B is a sweet kindergardener with a very active imagination and spirit. The book is written from her perspective, with her words. I think the author does a great job of describing things from this little girl's perspective. The narrator does a great job too. It is hilarious, and you will find yourself laughing along with your kids. I love this book. I hope Audible will make more of them available very soon!!
My five-year-old has been enjoying the Junie B. Jones series, so when we found audible has them, we rushed to get them. So far we have nearly the entire audible series and have been more than happy with them. The narrator is great and sounds exactly like what we would expect Junie B. to sound like. She also does a fine job at the other voices. Great for car trips!
In a book for children it's completely irresponsible to use incorrect grammar and words. It's cute to talk like a five year old, and that cute vernacular does enhance the story. HOWEVER, it adds nothing to say "bended" instead of "bent" and so on, and it is damaging to children who hear and repeat, and who are doing their best to get it right. Why in the world would anyone do this to them? We saw the musical (in which the language was correctly spoken) and thought it was so adorable we couldn't wait to read the stories. Forget it!
Not sure. We've already listened to all of Beverly Cleary's quality stories.
Junie B is a negative, disrespectful, unhappy little girl with bad grammar skills. Everything is Stupid, Dumb, Fat and she Hates it. I would suggest passing on this book if you don't want your child saying "runned" instead of "ran" and "bended" instead of "bent".
Junie B is not the kind of girl I want my kids looking up to, I wouldn't even want them being friends with her.
The narrator was decent I think, but it was really hard for me to get past the content to really evaluate her fairly.
I think the stories could have been fun/funny if there wasn't so much hating and dumb this and fat that involved. I can even tolerate the bad grammar, but the attitude is just awful.
I have listened to so many books from audible, both adult and kids. Some I absolutely loved, some I disliked. I have never been moved to write a review before now. I disliked this book so much I just had to warn other parents about it.
I bought this book for my five year old daughter who loves to listen to audio books. In the first five minutes, the main character displays a number of bad behaviors, including being rude to and interrupting her teacher and mother and telling about things she has done like licking her shoes to make them shiny. It may not be an issue for everyone, but my daughter is too impressionable to be listening to things like this.
My little 4-year-old daughter and I heard the first story (stupid smelly schoolbus) from a free CD from Wendy's. We have laughed our heads off for two years now. Now she is 6, and still always asks to hear the series. We've listened to 1 through 10 so far, having purchased the 2-10 from audible.com. My daughter gets a kick out of Junie's mispronunciations and grammar snafus--no hazard that your child will learn from Junie--they really do know Junie's not perfect. Lana Quintal's voicing of all the characters is wonderful. Her comic timing, the different voices... I love to read and normally would prefer the written word, but I do believe that Quintal fully vivifies Park's wonderfully funny writing. Junie is wonderfully and sweetly feisty, and has given great satisfaction to my little one. The books can be very touching and moral, too, in the most down-to-earth way. Thanks, Wendy's, for the free first book. And thanks to Audible for having the rest of them. They have been a treasure on our commute for 2 years now.
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