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What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Judy Moody Mood Martian is an imaginative tale of a quirky girl who wants to change her mood. Kids will learn through her zany adventures how to explore who they are and who they want to be. No objectionable content.
What's the story?
In JUDY MOODY MOOD MARTIAN, Judy's third grade teacher, Mr. Todd, holds a Backward Day for the class, which inspires Judy to secretly pledge to be in a good mood for seven days. Her friends, expecting the usual moody Judy, think she's been taken over by an alien. The challenge for Judy is to stay calm and peaceful without sinking into her usual moodiness. Miles of finger knitting help calm her down, but then she has to figure out what to do with the enormous pile of knitting. In typical Judy Moody fashion, she uses it for an awesome math project for the entire class.
Is it any good?
In the twelfth book in the series by Megan McDonald, Judy Moody is as interesting and quirky as ever. The fast and fresh story combines insight into growing up and the self-awareness that comes with it. Peter H. Reynold's zippy illustrations will make young readers chuckle.
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- Author: Megan McDonald
- Illustrator: Peter H. Reynolds
- Genre: Humor
- Topics: Brothers and Sisters, Friendship
- Book type: Fiction
- Publisher: Candlewick Press
- Publication date: August 5, 2014
- Publisher's recommended age(s): 6 - 9
- Number of pages: 208
- Available on: Audiobook (unabridged), Hardback, iBooks, Kindle
- Last updated: June 19, 2019
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