Barbara Park

Quotes: Barbara Park

Quotes 1 till 11 of 11.

1
  • Barbara Park
    Barbara Park
    - +
     0
    Ever since I began writing my Junie B. Jones series, people have been assuming that the character is based on me when I was a little girl. The fact is, though, that Junie B. and I have very little in common.
  • Barbara Park
    Barbara Park
    - +
     0
    For 20 years I've gotten to laugh my way through my work. For me, that's a dream job.
  • Barbara Park
    Barbara Park
    - +
     0
    I'm not actually sure I'm grown-up enough for grown-up books.
  • Barbara Park
    Barbara Park
    - +
     0
    I'm so lazy as far as liking to get up, go to the office in my pajamas, get dressed about noon. And I hate flying. So I have this really laid-back, good lifestyle, and it's hard to nudge me out of it.
  • Barbara Park
    Barbara Park
    - +
     0
    My criteria for what makes a book an official 'favorite,' is based almost entirely on how desperately I don't want the story to end.
  • Barbara Park
    Barbara Park
    - +
     0
    My own pregnancies were all about me, me, me. My aches, my pains, my swollen feet, and my body that looked like the Michelin Man.
  • Barbara Park
    Barbara Park
    - +
     0
    My senior year of high school, I was voted 'Wittiest.' So, several years later, I decided to try my hand at writing humor to see if I could be witty enough to make some money.
  • Barbara Park
    Barbara Park
    - +
     0
    Of all the novels I've written, my favorite is 'Mick Harte Was Here'.
  • Barbara Park
    Barbara Park
    - +
     0
    Society just has a way of inhibiting you, which is good and bad.
  • Barbara Park
    Barbara Park
    - +
     0
    There are many reluctant young readers who haven't yet found books that make them laugh.
  • Barbara Park
    Barbara Park
    - +
     0
    There are those who believe that the value of a children's book can be measured only in terms of the moral lessons it tries to impose or the perfect role models it offers. Personally, I happen to think that a book is of extraordinary value if it gives the reader nothing more than a smile or two. In fact, I happen to think that's huge.
1