Sunday, May 1, 2011

Judy Moody

Judy Moody
Author: Megan McDonald
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 1999.

Plot Description:
            Judy Moody was in a bad mood.  A rotten, no good, terrible mood. But then the first day of third grade began, and she got her very first assignment: to create a ‘me’ collage.  There’s only one problem, what on earth can she put in the collage that will make her stand out amongst her peers!  But Judy Moody won’t let that stop her, she’s got a plan.

            A bit young for most tweens, but for more developed 8 year olds it does present an excellent and interesting chapter book.  It would also appeal to lesser developed 4th graders.  Judy Moody is a fun character who is ready for adventure and is ready to do whatever it takes to make herself heard!  I chose to read and include it as an option for younger tweens who want a fun read. 

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Reading level: 3rd-4th Grade

Similar Books: Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Stink

Reader’s Advisory:
Personal thoughts- Fun but young for most tweens
Subjects/themes- Siblings, School, Fiction
Series information- Several other Judy Moody books as well as Stink and Judy Moody ones
Character names/descriptions-
            Judy Moody- adventurous 8 year old in a bad mood
            Stink- Judy’s annoying younger brother
Annotation: Being in a bad mood can lead to some great ideas.

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