Wednesday, June 20, 2012

What's Abigail Reading? Junie B. Jones and That Meanie Jim's Birthday

School will be officially out in our neck of the woods tomorrow. Abigail is not a big reader, at least not as big a reader as her brother who almost--almost mind you--prefers reading to any other activity. For Abby, it's more about competition. She wants to have a post on the blog just like Christian.

So, I'm hoping these posts will motivate her to read a little bit more over the summer than she ordinarily would. This week she has been reading pretty steadily, but she would not let me find out what she was reading.

Today, she finally saw fit to tell me. It's Junie B. Jones and That Meanie Jim's Birthday by Barbara Park.

Here's what Abigail says the book is about>

"Jim didn't invite Junie B. Jones to his birthday party. She was the only one in their class that he didn't invite. He didn't because Junie B. Jones calls him names. She almost punches Meanie Jim in the face. So she had to go to the principal's office. She hid under a bag so the principal wouldn't notice her.

"The principal had to talk to her about not punching people. She had to call her mom and her mom was yelling at her for doing it.

"The next day, she said she didn't want to go to school because she didn't want to see Meanie Jim, but her parents forced her. So she did. When she got to school, she didn't talk to anybody, but at recess she got an invitation. I won't tell you what happens next, you'll have to read it."

Here's what Abby liked best about the book.

:"I liked the part where Junie B. Jones went to the principal's office. I liked that because she really needed it, because she always, always, always misbehaved in class."

Was there anything she didn't like about the book?

"I didn't like that she almost punched Meanie Jim in the face. That wasn't nice."

So, how does Abigail rate Junie B. Jones and That Meanie Jim's Birthday by Barbara Park?

Abigail gives it four out of five puppies and kittens.


  1. puppies! Love it!
    I'm your new follower by the way. Cool blog.

    1. Thanks Michelle. I'm following you, too. Nice blog. Do you take overseas entries for your weekly contest?

  2. Junie B. Jones always cracks me up. What voice! I am glad Abigail enjoyed this one and hope she will get hoocked on the series and want to read, read, read. :) Great review and I am glad Abigail realizes that punching someone in the face is not nice!


    1. Junie B. is unique. Abby knows not to punch anyone, although sometimes when her brother is around, she forgets!