Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus — "Junie B. Jones" Series
Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus by Barbara Park has been reviewed by Focus on the Family’s marriage and parenting magazine. It is the first book in the "Junie B. Jones" series.
Crude or Profane Language
Drug and Alcohol Content
Other Negative Elements
Starting kindergarten doesn't make Junie B. Jones nervous — but riding the bus is another story. She thinks the bus smells like egg salad and black smoke, has screechy brakes and no glove compartment for Kleenex, and is filled with pushy boys and girls. Rather than ride home in the bus, Junie decides to hide in a classroom closet. After that, she roams through several rooms trying out various school supplies and equipment in the nurse's office. Finally, her mom, teacher and others find her, and Junie's mother arranges for Junie to sit with a girl from her class on the next day's bus ride.
Other Belief Systems
Miri sometimes communicates with her friends and the boy she loves through a telepathic language used by the local miners called quarry-speak.
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