A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
Kids learn about Judy's hobby of finger knitting.
Trying to be perfect is difficult. With a little hard work, you can change things about yourself, but deep down you'll be the same person.
Positive Role Models
Judy Moody wants be less moody. Her trials and tribulations on her way to changing her behavior pay off, as she uses self-control.
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.
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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