I hadn’t heard of Junie B. Jones before, but this little girl gets my big girl reading like a champ!
I had a hard time getting Lulu to read. She wasn’t interested. She’d rather play outside. And while I appreciate that she doesn’t want to sit in front of a television all day like her big sister, and that she likes the great outdoors (or at least the great cul-de-sac outside), she needs to be a good reader.
Enter 2nd grade teacher Mrs. Cain. When I explained that Lulu didn’t share the same love of reading that I have, she recommended Junie B. Jones. And I fell in love instantly. Not that I’ve ever read a single book. But In Junie gets my 2nd grader excited to read, then I get excited to.
Well, Junie B. Jones turned 20 this month. I mean – she’s still in elementary school as far as Lulu is concerned, but Babara Parker wrote the first Junie B. Jones book 20 years ago. And I’d like to thank her.
I’d like to thank Lulu too – once she finds that missing Junie B. Jones library book that I have to cough of $15 for within the next few weeks, in order for her to receive her final 2nd grade report card.