Junie B. Jones Has a Monster Under Her Bed (Junie B. Jones Series #8)

Junie B. Jones Has a Monster Under Her Bed (Junie B. Jones Series #8)

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Overview

“Hilarious. Barbara Park makes reading fun.” —Dav Pilkey, author of Dog Man
 
Barbara Park’s #1 New York Times bestselling chapter book series, Junie B. Jones, has been keeping kids laughing—and reading—for more than twenty-five years. Over 65 million copies sold!
 
Meet the World’s Funniest Kindergartner—Junie B. Jones! Junie B. knows there’s no such thing as monsters. Mother and Daddy even said so. But then why is there monster drool on Junie B.’s pillow? Oh, no! What if Paulie Allen Puffer is right—what if she really does have a monster under her bed? If Junie B. goes to sleep, the monster might see her feet hanging down. And he might think her piggy toes are yummy little wiener sausages!
 
USA Today:
“Junie B. is the darling of the young-reader set.”
 
Publishers Weekly:
“Park convinces beginning readers that Junie B.—and reading—are lots of fun.”
 
Kirkus Reviews:
“Junie’s swarms of young fans will continue to delight in her unique take on the world. . . . A hilarious, first-rate read-aloud.”
 
Time:
“Junie B. Jones is a feisty six-year-old with an endearing penchant for honesty.”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780679866978
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 06/28/1997
Series: Junie B. Jones Series
Pages: 80
Sales rank: 72,140
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: 340L (what's this?)
Age Range: 6 - 8 Years

About the Author

BARBARA PARK (1947–2013) is beloved by millions as the author of the wildly popular Junie B. Jones series. She is also the author of award-winning middle-grade novels and picture books, including Skinnybones and Mick Harte Was Here. We are thankful for the laughter she’s given us and to millions of children.

Hometown:

Scottsdale, Arizona

Date of Birth:

April 21, 1947

Place of Birth:

Mt. Holly, New Jersey

Education:

B.S., University of Alabama, 1969

Read an Excerpt

Chapter 5: My Worstest Night Ever

It was my worstest night ever.

I didn't sleep any winks.

That's because I had to keep my eyes open. Or else the monster wouldn't stay invisible.

I heard Mother and Daddy go to bed.

"GOOD NIGHT, EVERYBODY! GOOD NIGHT! IT'S ME! IT'S JUNIE B. JONES! I AM STILL AWAKE IN HERE. 'CAUSE I CAN'T EVEN CLOSE MY EYES OR THE MONSTER WILL COME!"

Mother and Daddy didn't yell back.

"PLUS HERE'S ANOTHER THING I NEED TO TELL YOU! DON'T TURN OUT THE HALL LIGHT. PLUS DON'T SHUT MY DOOR! PLUS DON'T SHUT YOUR DOOR, EITHER!"

"Go to sleep!" grouched Mother.

I smiled very relieved.

"It was good to hear your voice," I said real soft.

After that, Mother and Daddy got in bed. And they turned out their light.

Daddy started to snore.

"Oh no," I said. "Now he won't even be awake to save me if the monster comes."

I pulled Philip Johnny Bob out of my covers.

"I will save you," he said. "I will squirt water in the monster's face. Plus I will stomple him with my giant elephant feet. And so now you can close your eyes. And you don't even have to worry about that guy."

I looked and looked at him.

"Yeah, only here's the problem," I said. "You're not actually strong 'cause you just have fluffy in you. Plus also you can't really squirt water. And so who am I kidding here?"

Philip Johnny Bob stared at me a real long time.

Then he went back under the covers.

Just then, I heard feet in the hall.

It was monster feet, I think!

They kept getting closer and closer to me.

Then pretty soon they runned right in my room!

And guess what?

It was my dog, Tickle! That's what!

"Tickle! Tickle! I am so glad to see you! 'Cause now you can protect me from the monster! And so why didn't I think of this before?"

I pulled back my covers and patted for him to jump up.

"Here, Tickle! You can sleep right on my pillow! 'Cause Mother won't even find out about this!"

Then Tickle springed right up there. And he runned all around on my bed.

He put his head under my sheets and runned down to my feet.

"No, Tickle!. No! No! You have to come back up here! Or else how will you even protect me?"

I pulled him back up.

He put his paws on Raggedy Larry. And chewed his red hair.

"No, Tickle! No! No!" I said.

Just then, Tickle springed over me. And he landed on my elephant named Philip Johnny Bob.

He holded him by his trunk. And shaked that guy all around.

I saved Philip Johnny Bob just in time.

Then I pushed Tickle off my bed. And he runned out of my room.

Philip Johnny Bob was very upset.

I petted his trunk.

Also, I hugged Raggedy Larry.

Only too bad for me. 'Cause just then Raggedy Ruth fell right out of my bed. On account of the dumb sheets weren't tucked in anymore.

Me and Raggedy Larry peeked over the side at her.

"Get her, said Raggedy Larry.

"Yeah, only I can't get her," I said real upset. "Or else the monster will grab my hand and pull me right under the bed."

I thought about what to do.

Then — all of a sudden — I picked up all my friends in my arms.

"We have to make a run for it," I told them. "We have to sleep with Mother and Daddy tonight. 'Cause we will be safe with them. Plus they won't even know we're there probably. 'Cause their bed is the size of a king."

I stood on the side of my bed. Then I jumped way out to the middle of the floor. And I quick picked up Raggedy Ruth.

I ran to Mother and Daddy's room.

They were sleeping and snoring.

"Shh," I said to Raggedy Larry.

"Shh," I said to Philip Johnny Bob.

Then all of us crawled down the middle of their bed. And we sneaked under their covers.

Only too bad for me. 'Cause Mother rolled right over on Philip Johnny Bob's trunk. And it waked her right up.

She turned on the light.

I did a gulp.

"Hello. How are you today? Me and my friends are sleeping here. 'Cause we didn't think you'd mind, probably."

Mother carried me back to my room zippity quick.

Then she leaned close to my ear. And she talked very scary with her teeth closed.

"Do... not... get... out... of... bed... one... more... time," she said.

And so guess what?

I didn't.

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Junie B. Jones Has a Monster Under Her Bed (Junie B. Jones Series #8) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 96 reviews.
Janet Reimer More than 1 year ago
It is a really cool book.
Brianne Sandberg More than 1 year ago
Love it
Guest More than 1 year ago
The kids like the story. I'd be interested to see a Junie B. Jones book written grammatically correct and see if the kids still love it. I cringed while reading it to my child and have decided not to RUNNED TO THE STORE TO BUY ANOTHER BOOK ON THAT GIRL.
francis tortorelli More than 1 year ago
I wish i had this book
Barbara Hess More than 1 year ago
FUNNY:p
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a fantastic book. My daughter and I just got done reading it together. We laughed and laughed until our sides hurt. Even though it is not grammatically correct, it is written like Junie B herself is the one talking, so that makes it fun for the kids. I highly recommend the entire Junie B. series for your young readers. I know that mine sure does LOVE it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought it was a very good book it should have a book reword .And it should be Gold reword.Barbara park she should have a book reword and a gold medal! That's how great it is for you.
justineaylward on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Junie B. Jones is great for teaching narrative. It in the first person voice of a 5 year old. She is a spit fire who of course over steps her boundaries, because all 5 years do! My son is often scared of the dark and loved that someone else, even fictional, could relate to how he feels!
debrajohnson316 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
In this book Junie B. Jones is afraid she has a monster under her bed after a classmate tells her it is what causes drool on her pillow at night. Because of her fear she has a difficult time sleeping and needs the older members of her family to look under her bed multiple times for the monster. In the end she figures out a way to deal with her possible monster and begins to believe the drool possibly came from her own mouth as her parents had suggested.I enjoyed this book because it is another book that is easily relatable. I remember being young and scared of the dark much like Junie B. was in this book. It reminded me of the Ramona Quimby series, but I enjoyed the way this book was written not only from a kindergartener's point of view, but also using their speech patterns.In the classroom, I would have students create a monster under their own bed on paper. I would provide directions for using colors for different features on the monster, but let them put them all together. I would also have them make up one other possible clue to having a monster under the bed besides drool on a pillow.
NemaGuoladdle on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Junie B. Jones is in kindergarten and it's picture day. She's not sure why someone has to say cheese and gives the photographer grief over taking her picture. In the end her picture is taken and she calls it her "Oh my" picture because she tells her mom it will scare the monsters out from her under her bed and keep them away. She didn't she had monsters under her bed until she talked with her classmate Paulie Allen Puffer. I really liked this book. It was so funny to read. I've never read Junie B. Jones' books and as I understand it these are series of books with cute stories such as this one. I definitely would add this to my collection of books for my soon to be classroom.I think this book would be a great addition to an increasing library and very good for kids learning to read. I think the stories would definitely help a child understand that they aren't the only one that has adventures like Junie B. Jones has. I feel definitely a great learning tool.
janique on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
really liked this book. It was so funny to read. I've never read Junie B. Jones' books and as I understand it these are series of books with cute stories such as this one. I definitely would add this to my collection of books for my soon to be classroom.I think this book would be a great addition to an increasing library and very good for kids learning to read. I think the stories would definitely help a child understand that they aren't the only one that has adventures like Junie B. Jones has. I feel definitely a great learning tool.This book could be used to talk about imagination, bullying, or problem solving. I like the way the grandma handle the monster. Even though she did not have a trash compactor, she figured out how to flatten the monster. For the class project I would have a list of problems and go around the classroom and ask the students how they would solve the problem. I would use the same problem and see how many solutions the kids could come up with.
CrystalRushton on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
In another one of the Junie B. Jones series books, Junie B. is having yet another dilemma she has to solve. In this story, Junie B¿s friends from her kindergarten class convince her that there is a monster under her bed, even though Mommy and Daddy say there is no such thing. Junie B. is then terrified of what lies beneath her bed. Until, she gets the terrific idea of putting a bad school picture of herself under the bed to scare the monster away. I would recommend Junie B. Jones books to lower elementary students. The great thing about the books is that, despite being pretty easy reads, they are in chapter book format which really encourages young readers that want to be reading at the chapter book level. One thing to be very cautionary of with the Junie B. Jones series though is that there is parts of the text that are grammatically incorrect or that feature misspellings. Although this helps to tell the story from the perspective of a child in kindergarten, the unconventional spelling and grammar in the story are distracting and do not make it read aloud material. I would only recommend providing this book to students who seem to have a strong hold on conventional spelling and grammar.
ahernandez91 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Junie B. Jones is at school, it's picture day for her classroom- Room Nine. After taking her picture her friend explained to her that monsters a real and that one lives under her bed. She is frightened by the thought and said that her daddy told her that monsters aren't real. After being told that monsters are real, she asks many other of her friends if it is true, they ignore her, except one who told her they are real and that they turn invisible when you look at them. She goes home after school terrified and tells her grandmaw, mom, and dad about the monster. Every one in the house ignore her because they have told her time and time before that monsters are not real. Junie B. Jones insists that they are by what her so called "friends" told her (they are more like bullies). Throughout the story Junie B. is terrified of the monster. Finally one of her friends told her how to get rid of the monster. Junie B. went home and told her grandmaw about it. Grandmaw did exactly what she said, only they did not have a trash compactor so grandmaw figured out another way to flatten the monster into a "flatso."This book could be used for many different lessons. It could be used for lessons involving imagination, problem solving, etc. It can also be used to show the reader family can always be depended on and that they know what is real, not the bullies trying to frighten you or get the best of you.
smorales on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I had never read the Junie B Jones series, this was great! It was entertaining and an easy read. Junie B is told from a boy at school that there is a monster under her bed, and she spends the whole book worried and trying to get rid of the monster. In the end she uses her silly school pictures to scare away the "monster." She is a wonderful character full of life and silly little sayings. This would be a great read for students on their own or a read aloud for class.
Markell08 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The reason why I gave this book a three is because I really did not enjoy this book about Junie B. Jones. This was the first time I have ever read this one. In this story, Junie B¿s friends from her kindergarten class convince her that there is a monster under her bed, even though Mommy and Daddy say there is no such thing. I can relate to thinking there is a monster under the bed because when I was a child or the same age as Junie B. Jones I use to think there were a monster under my bed and in the closet. Junie B. Jones figure out her own way of overcoming her fear of the monster that is living under her bed. I remember me having to overcome my fear of things that I thought were living in my room. This book can be use in the classroom for many different things. The first things is that the book can address overcoming fears, and students can draw pictures about the story and also how the monster look that is suppose to be living under Junie B. Jones bed.
t1bclasslibrary on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Junie B. begins with a miserable picture day and ends up believing that she¿s got a monster under her bed. Finally the two come together for a solution- Junie B. puts the miserable pictures under her bed to scare the monster. At last her parents will have some peace.
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Befor I go to bead l read a book when l'm done I poot my head under my blankit so my head won't go in a monstes moth and keep my feet on the bead!