Sunday, October 5, 2008

Junie B.

I have read two Junie B. books with Japhy and have been really enjoying them with her. I mentioned this to my dear friend, Verda today and she reminded me that I have been negative about this series in the past. Well, now I take it all back. The last time I read a Junie B. was when Tristan was younger and they seemed to be a baby-ish chapter book and I didn't think the language in it worked. Of course, Tristan now 13 came out speaking in full adult-like sentences and never sounded like Junie I have a 6-year-old, Japhy who is quite similar to Junie b. so to all those I have not recommended-I have changed my mind and love Junie B. now. That does not make me a flip flopper...just someone who can intelligently change my mind!! So cheers to Barbara Parks!


MotherReader said...

Right on sister! I'm a big Junie B. supporter. I've written an article on it and everything. Okay, online article, but still.

My main point is that the grammar and made-up words don't ruin kids - they get the joke, and that the books teach kids something about writing that isn't often tackled - Voice.

Peaceful Reader said...

I agree-my daughter, Japhy loves that Junie B. talks funny, choppy-sentences like: "I did a big sigh at that" make sense to young readers!
thanks for commenting!