Top positive review
Kids Love her Parents, not so much
Reviewed in the United States on July 31, 2020
My daughter was struggling to get into reading. All she wanted was picture books and in first grade, they needed to do a lot more reading. Then came Junie B. Jones. My daughter learned about her on the playground at school and asked if I could read her one of the books. I said sure and we started with the first book, about the stinky, smelly bus. My daughter laughed and all of a sudden she fell in love with reading and went from a reluctant struggling reader to being more fluent and loving reading. So much so, that we caught her in her room sitting next to the night light because she had to read "One more chapter".
For those who don't know Junie B. Jones, she starts off in Kindergarten and eventually into first grade. Much of the story deals with her classmates such as May (who she doesn't really like). Junie, like most Kindergartners and first graders is very self absorbed which makes her relatable to 5, 6 and 7 year old. She also does a lot of whining and complaining (Just like the kids in the books target age group).
5 stars for a seasons that got a reluctant reader to love reading
1 star off because I don't like Junie's attitude.
My daughter says that Junie deserves 5 stars and everyone needs every book. and if their parents won't buy them, to ask Santa for them