Several days ago my favorite children’s author, Barbara Park passed away from Ovarian Cancer. She will be sadly missed and it’s awful to think of the pain she had to endure but if her humor in real life was anything like Junie B.’s she probably coped pretty well.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve bursted out laughing while reading a JBJ book, the smart Alec-y humor and quick wit is second to none. She really put herself in the shoes of a small child when writing these books. Not many could do that so authentically.
At the Scholastic Book Fair last night I treated myself to this…
Complete with a fancy smancy built in bookmark! When I saw it on the shelf I grabbed it up speedy fast 😉