Dear first-grade journal,
Hooray, hooray! TheatreworksUSA is making a brand-new musical (that is a play all jumbled together with singing and dancing, I believe). And what do you know! It’s all about me, Junie B. Jones! (The B stands for Beatrice, only I do not like Beatrice. I just like B and that’s all.)
This is the bestest musical ever, I tell you! It’s got loads of funny songs, and it’s based on a bunch of books this lady, Barbara Park, wrote about me and the things I do in first grade.
Junie B., First Grader (at Last!) – In first grade, I meet new friends (like Herb and José, but not that tattle-tale May). But my new teacher, Mr. Scary, thinks I might need glasses!
Junie B., Boss of Lunch – I get to help my friend, the cafeteria lady! And I get to wear a real actual hair net too! Who knows… maybe someday I’ll be the boss of the whole lunch operation!
Junie B., One-Man Band – The whole entire first grade is having a kickball tournament! Only, when I practice my kicking, I stub my piggy toe so badly I can’t play. But my friend Sheldon can’t play either, so maybe we can do a half-time show instead!
Whew! I’m glad I can write everything down in my Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal! And you know what? I think I might like first grade after all.
Love, (but not the mushy kind)
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