Junie B. Jones and the Yucky Blucky Fruitcake
by Barbara Park
Random House Books. 1995. 80 pgs. Juvenile Fiction.
Junie B.’s school is having a carnival! Good thing Junie B. is the bestest game winner . . . or not. Nothing is going right as Junie B. tests her skills against friends and rivals, but things start looking up when Junie B. wins the cakewalk. So many delicious looking delights litter the table in front of her! But ooh!—what is that shiny tin foil wrapped mystery at the end? It must be the most deliciousest cake of all . . .
My personal favorite of the Junie B. Jones series, Junie B. is in true form in this fifth installment. Parents and kids alike will enjoy this look at the possibilities and disappointments of the school carnival through the eyes of everyone’s favorite kindergartener. Junie B. struggles to find the positive as everything seems to be going all wrong, but at the end of the day discovers that with a little thinking outside of the box, sometimes our biggest disappointments can become our most “usefulest” assets.
-this book is on Overdrive-
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