Junie B. Jones and a Little Monkey Business (Junie B. Jones Series #2)

Junie B. Jones and a Little Monkey Business (Junie B. Jones Series #2)

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Illus. in black-and-white by Denise Brunkus. Trouble crops up because of an

unusual misunderstanding—Junie B. starts to think that her newborn brother is

really a baby monkey! "Chapter book readers will be laughing at Junie's antics

as well as her way with words."—Booklist.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780375841576
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 05/08/2007
Series: Junie B. Jones Series
Pages: 80
Product dimensions: 5.27(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range: 6 - 8 Years

About the Author

BARBARA PARK is best known as the author of the wildly popular New York Times bestselling Junie B. Jones series, which has kept kids (and their grown-ups) laughing—and reading—for over two decades. Beloved by millions, the Junie B. Jones books have been translated into multiple languages and are a time-honored staple in elementary school classrooms around the world. Barbara once said, “I’ve never been sure whether Junie B.’s fans love her in spite of her imperfections…or because of them. But either way, she’s gone out into the world and made more friends than I ever dreamed possible.”

Barbara Park is also the author of award-winning middle grade novels and bestselling picture books, including Skinnybones, Mick Harte Was Here, and Ma! There’s Nothing to Do Here!

Barbara Park was born in New Jersey in 1947 and spent most of her adult life in Arizona, where she and her husband, Richard, raised two sons. Barbara died in 2013, but her legacy lives on in the laughter her books give to readers all over the world.


Scottsdale, Arizona

Date of Birth:

April 21, 1947

Place of Birth:

Mt. Holly, New Jersey


B.S., University of Alabama, 1969

Read an Excerpt

Chapter 2: The Dumb Baby's Room

Mother and Daddy fixed up a room for the new baby. It's called a nursery. Except I don't know why. Because a baby isn't a nurse, of course.

The baby's room used to be the guest room. That's where all our guests used to sleep. Only we never had much guests.

And so now if we get some, they'll have to sleep on a table or something.

The baby's room has new stuff in it. That's because Mother and Daddy went shopping at the new baby stuff store.

They bought a new baby dresser with green and yellow knobs on it. And a new baby lamp with a giraffe on the lamp shade. And also, a new rocking chair for when the baby cries and you can't shut it up.

And there's a new baby crib, too.

A crib is a bed with bars on the side of it. It's kind of like a cage at the zoo. Except with a crib, you can put your hand through the bars. And the baby won't pull you in and kill you.

And guess what else is in the nursery? Wallpaper, that's what! The jungle kind. With pictures of elephants, and lions, and a big fat hippo-pot-of-something.

And there's monkeys, too! Which are my most favorite jungle guys in the whole world!

Mother and Daddy pasted on the wallpaper together.

Me and my dog Tickle were watching them.

"This wallpaper looks very cute in here," I told them. "I would like some of it in my room, too, I think. Okay?" I said. "Can I? Can I?"

"We'll see," said Daddy.

We'll see is another word for no.

"Yeah, only that's not fair," I said. "'Cause the baby gets all new junk and I have all old junk."

"Poor Junie B," said Mother very teasing.

Then she bendeddown and tried to hug me. Only she couldn't do it very good. Because of her big fat stomach—which is where the stupid baby is.

"I don't think I'm going to like this dumb baby," I said.

Mother stopped hugging me.

"Don't say that, Junie B. Of course you will," she said.

"Of course I won't," I talked back. "Because it won't even let me hug you very good. And anyway, I don't even know its stupid dumb name."

Then Mother sat down in the new rocking chair. And she tried to put me on her lap. Only I wouldn't fit. So she just holded my hand.

"That's because Daddy and I haven't picked a name for the baby yet," she explained. "We want a name that's a little bit different. You know, something cute like Junie B. Jones. A name that people will remember."

And so I thought and thought very hard. And then I clapped my hands together real loud.

"Hey! I know one!" I said very excited. "It's the cafeteria lady at my school. And her name is Mrs. Gutzman!"

Mother frowned a little bit. And so maybe she didn't hear me, I think.

"MRS. GUTZMAN!" I hollered. "That's a cute name, don't you think? And I remembered it, too! Even after I only heard it one time, Mrs. Gutzman sticked right in my head!"

Mother took a big breath. "Yes, honey. But I'm not sure that Mrs. Gutzman is a good name for a tiny baby."

And so then I scrunched my face up. And I thought and thought all over again.

"How 'bout Teeny?" I said. "Teeny would be good."

Mother smiled. "Well, Teeny might be cute while the baby was little. But what would we call him when he grows up?"

"Big Teeny!" I called out very happy.

Then Mother said, "We'll see."

Which means no Big Teeny.

After that I didn't feel so happy anymore.

"When's this dumb bunny baby getting here anyway?" I said.

Mother frowned again. "The baby is not a dumb bunny, Junie B.," she said. "And it will be here very soon. So I think you'd better start getting used to the idea."

Then her and Daddy began pasting wallpaper again.

And so I opened the new baby dresser with the green and yellow knobs. And I looked at the new baby clothes.

The baby pajamas were very weensy. And the baby socks wouldn't even fit on my big piggie toe.

"I'm going to be the boss of this baby," I said to Tickle. "'Cause I'm the biggest, that's why."

Daddy snapped his fingers at me. "That's enough of that kind of talk, missy," he said.

Missy's my name when I'm in trouble.

After that, him and Mother went to the kitchen to get some more paste.

And so I looked down the hall to make sure he was gone.

"Yeah, only I'm still gonna be the boss of it," I whispered.

Ha ha. So there.

From the Hardcover Library Binding edition.

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Junie B. Jones and a Little Monkey Business [With CDROM] 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 109 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Barbra parks did a exceptional job on the series foyoung kids. Very easy to read...hilarious...and a great read for anyone to enjoy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When Junie B. finds out that her mother is expecting, Junie B. doesn't like the thought of living with a baby, because she thinks they 'smell like P.U.' Then, the day the baby is born, Junie B.'s grandmother tells her the baby is a little monkey, and Junie B. takes it literally and it leads to all sorts of trouble, from Junie B. being misleading to her friends, Lucille and Grace, giving her their snack tickets. Will Junie B. ever find out the truth?
Hey_Ma More than 1 year ago
My daughter really enjoys the Junie books although, at 9 she is getting a bit old for this reading level. Good, entertaining stories for all!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
3rd best book i ever read Awsome
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Baby monky?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is filled with funny jokes it amazes me how barbra Park writes like 5 year old through out the book it is just so so funny. Any girl will LOVE this book and after you are done with This one read the next and the next and the next... I love these Books and you will to !! This is one of my favorite series Junie B. Jones is the funnest little girl EVER!!!! At lest try the sample You will Love it so much !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!GREAT BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book stinls Says VOLLEYBALL STAR
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have enjoyed the authors other books, but not this one. The characters and story line were shallow, immature and flat. I could not connect at all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I lllloooovvvveee her and the author best write ever
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like these books because I like to make fun of them,but they're for little kids.So they're kind of lame,but I'll read 'em from time to time.I just don't like them because JunieB's grammer is TERRIBLE!I cringe when I read it.But I highly reccomend it for 1st to 3rd grade.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Junie b is verrrrrrrrrrrry funny so y not get this book u will laugh an she has a boyfrien LOL
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LOL! I love it
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lwmasters on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Junie finds out her mom is going to have a new baby. Junie misunderstands the situation and it leads to a humerous story. A wonderful book to introduce young readers to chapter books!
kmsmith13 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Junie B. Jones is a precious little girl. Junie B. thinks that her new sister is a monkey when her grandmother tells her that she is as cute as a monkey. This misunderstanding causes mass chaos in Junie B.'s life but she finally realizes that her sister is a normal human - not a pet monkey.
t1bclasslibrary on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Junie B.¿s new little brother is a monkey! Or so she thinks... Between sharing this during share time and her friends fighting for the chance to see it first, Junie B. ends up in the principal¿s office. Luckily he manages to sort everything out, and having a little brother turns out to be fun.
SavanahDayhoff on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Barbara Park¿s second in the Junie B. Jones series A Little Monkey Business, is a comical book about a sassy, six year old and the arrival of her new baby brother. Junie B. is does not really like the idea of getting a new brother or sister. She does not like the way it is making her parents behave nor does she like that the new baby is getting all of this new stuff! Things take a turn when Junie B. hears her grandmother call her new little brother ¿the cutest little monkey she had ever seen.¿ Junie B. warms up to this new baby thing if she gets to have a real, live monkey for a brother! Everything is great until Junie B. gets into trouble at school for taking bribes for who gets to be the first to see her new monkey brother. In the end, Junie B. understands that her new brother really is not a monkey, and as depressed as that makes her, this new little brother is not going to be that bad. I am such a fan of Junie B. Jones! I have really enjoyed re-reading all of these hysterical books. They are great to read aloud to almost any age group, and I like that there are not many illustrations because it can let the readers image exactly what kind of trouble Junie B. is getting into!
Madelines on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is about a girl ho thought her baby brother was a monkey.I think that this was good.
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Junie B. has a brand new baby brother.
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I like this book because