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Judy Moody Around the World in 8 1/2 Days STK REP Edition
Contributor(s): McDonald, Megan, Reynolds, Peter H. (Illustrator)
ISBN: 1536200778     ISBN-13: 9781536200775
Publisher: Candlewick Pr
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Product Type: Paperback
Published: April 2018
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Annotation: A brand-new friend and a big class project put Judy in an international mood in this comical new adventure.

Judy Moody cannot believe her ears. There at the lunch table, a girl called Amy Namey is interviewing Judy's best friends, Rocky and Frank. Even worse, Amy is dressed like Nellie Bly, daredevil woman reporter, much like Judy's emulation of a certain woman doctor. Is this clipboard-carrying girl destined to be Judy's new best enemy? Or new best friend? Judy Moody finds some unexpected potholes on the path to friendship as Class 3T takes a whirlwind tour of the globe, investigating everything from tooth-brushing sticks in Yemen to an Italian "spider dance" along the way. Fans will cheer as Judy finally masters the challenge of making new friends and keeping the old — for sure and absolute positive!
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Friendship; Fiction.
Schools; Fiction.
Humorous stories.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | School & Education
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Issues | Friendship
- Juvenile Fiction | Girls & Women
Dewey: [Fic]
LCCN: bl2018053487
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 3-4, Age 8-9
Series: Judy Moody
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Physical Information: 7.25" H x 5.50" W x 0.50" (0.30 lbs) 157 pages
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q39991
Reading Level: 3.3   Interest Level: Grades 3-5   Point Value: 5.0
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Contributor Bio(s): Megan McDonald is the author of the award-winning Judy Moody series, as well as a companion series starring Judy's younger "bother," Stink. She is also the author of ANT AND HONEYBEE, illustrated by Brian Karas. She lives in Sebastopol, California.

Peter H. Reynolds is the illustrator of all seven Judy Moody books as well as the first two books about Stink. He is also the author-illustrator of the picture books THE DOT, ISH, and SO FEW OF ME. He lives in Dedham, Massachusetts.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2007 Spring)
Third-grader Judy befriends new girl Amy Namey and neglects her old friends, Rocky and Frank. After Judy misses a meeting to plan their project about Nellie Bly's trip around the world, the boys refuse to work with her anymore. Judy's entertaining efforts to win them back while completing the assignment herself make for an effective study in the subtleties of friendship. Copyright 2007 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2000 Fall)
Judy Moody discovers that being in third grade brings a new set of challenges, including the creation of a ""Me collage"" that showcases her feelings, family members, and favorite activities. McDonald's offbeat humor coupled with expressive black-and-white cartoonlike illustrations make Judy, her family, and her friends both appealing and realistic. Copyright 2000 Horn Book Guide Reviews

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2006 September #1)
It's the fifth adventure for that one-of-a-kind third-grader: Judy Moody: Around the World in 8 1/2 Days by Megan McDonald, illus. by Peter H. Reynolds. As her class tours the globe and its diverse cultural traditions, Judy acquires a friend, Amy Namey (whose name also rhymes). But will Judy have to give up her uniqueness in the name of friendship? Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2000 April #3)
McDonald's (the Beezy books) comical novel introduces the entertainingly mercurial Judy Moody. The book itself has a look as fresh as its heroine (a compact trim size and an inventive jacket design die-cut that reveals the bright green and orange of the cover below). From the start, Judy devises intriguing solutions to her dilemmas. The book opens on the first day of third grade, with a hilarious spread in pen-and-ink wash showing only Judy's feet sticking up from her bed as her mother attempts to rouse her from the doorway. What to wear? Judy has no T-shirt to rival her classmates' shirts touting their exotic summer destinations, so the heroine decorates a plain white T with a drawing of a shark and the words "I Ate a Shark." For a "Me collage" at school, she insists that her cat, Mouse, is too old to qualify for the "My Favorite Pet" slot; unable to find a two-toed sloth, she purchases a Venus flytrap and proceeds to overfeed it raw hamburger. Her relationship to her best friend, Rocky, and her second-grade brother, Stink, also propel the plot in diverting directions, and the dialogue is spot-on (e.g., when aspiring doctor Judy gets her kit in the mail, Stink asks, "Why can't I ever be Elizabeth Blackwell, First Woman Doctor?" and she responds, "For one thing, you're a boy"). It's hard to imagine a mood Judy couldn't improve. Ages 6-9. (Apr.) Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2006 November)

Gr 3-4 Judy Moody's individuality is threatened when she meets fellow third-grader Amy Namey. Not only do they have first and last names that rhyme, but they also idolize pioneering women and have quirky collections. Just when the two strong personalities seem destined to collide, they hit it off. Much to the chagrin of Amy's best friends, Rocky and Frank, the girls join the My-Name-Is-a-Poem Club and become inseparable. When the entire third grade starts an assignment that will take them Around the World in Eight Days, Judy's fascination with her new friend sparks a project-threatening feud with which many readers will identify. This book gives a humorous and familiar peek at the world through the eyes of a precocious third grader. It is filled with original, yet true-to-life characters who will make readers wish for a friend like Amy. The silly rhymes and wordplay are the perfect humor for young readers. Pen-and-ink cartoons add to the fun. An entertaining journey that will have easy-chapter-book readers lining up for the trip. Heather Dieffenbach, Lexington Public Library, KY

[Page 105]. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2000 July)
Gr 2-4-Judy Moody is grumpy. She hates the thought of summer ending and dreads starting third grade, until her new teacher asks each student to create a "Me" collage to share with the class. Then she can't wait to tell about her new pet-a Venus flytrap that eats bugs and hamburger, the T.P. (Toad Pee) Club initiation, and how she ate a shark over the summer. Judy's second-grade brother Stink and her friend Rock are major figures in the story as is her nemesis, Frank Pearl. Judy is independent, feisty, and full of energy, a delightful new character for beginning chapter-book readers. Reynolds has captured her personality in his humorous illustrations done in watercolor, tea, and pen and ink.-Janie Schomberg, Leal Elementary School, Urbana, IL Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.