Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Judy Moody Twice as Moody by Megan McDonald - ADVISABLE

McDonald, Megan  Judy Moody Twice as Moody  Illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds  286 pages. Candlewick Press,  2011. $7.99.  This book is actually the first two books of the Judy Moody series combined in one book.  In the first book, Judy Moody is a third grader who wants a new pet, so her parents take her to get a venus fly trap.  She also sits next to a boy at school named Frank and after she ignores his attempts to become friends, she ends up at his birthday party and finds out that he is a really nice person.  The second part of the book is about Judy’s attempts to become famous.  Judy is jealous of the spelling bee winner in her class, so she makes a couple of attempts at her own kind of famous.  But when one of her attempts puts her friend at the hospital with a broken finger she finds a way to help the hospital that makes her anonymously famous.  

I thought the character learned good lessons each time, my only complaint is that she isn’t always nice to her little brother.  

EL (3-6)-ADVISABLE.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.

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