3.10.2010

Junie B Jones for Grown Ups


My sister gave me this book- A Girl Named Zippy, for my birthday and I truly believe that if you love Junie B. as much as I do, you will love this book.
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It's lighthearted, fun, and a quick read and I actually laughed out loud. I don't know if I've ever done that. (other than Junie B Jones, of course)
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Let me list a few of my favorite lines from the book...... if that's okay with you-
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Zippy was procrastinating getting ready for church when her dad said, "I respect every way in which you are a troublemaker, now get up and do what your mother says."
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After loosing terribly in a game of ping pong she writes- I later discovered that in order to be a good athlete one must care intensely what is happening with a ball, even if one doesn't have possession of it. This was ultimately my failure: my inability to work up a passion for the location of balls.
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Another- My fourth-grade teacher was named Mrs. Denver. She collected yogurt cartoons for fun and was the most intellectually free of all the teachers I'd had so far. For instance, when the word caviar appeared in a story we were reading and she didn't know what it means, she didn't try to hide it or lie. She asked me if I knew and I lied and told her it was a kind of Alaskan cookies that no one knew how to make anymore, and she simply thanked me.
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5 comments:

aniC said...

Yes! Yes! Yes!
I'm so glad you loved it! It is also the only book that has made me laugh out loud. And I also would read parts to Jud, but he laughed.
Now you need to read the second book "She got up off the couch". It's the story of her mom. A little darker, but SO good!
Now I want to read Zippy again!

Sister Black said...

Why did you think I wouldn't like this book Anitra? I like funny!

Sandi said...

I am Junie B's biggest fan so I must go check this out! Thanks for the tip :)

The Crash Test Dummy said...

I lub Junie B. Jones so much. I'm getting this book.

I'm not surprised Sandi is a fan too! High five Sandi.

I am Lorinda W- you can call me LoW said...

AniC- I'll be looking into it. :)

Sandi & Crash - I hope you two do, and let me know what you think, when/if you do! :)