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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
This environmentally conscious Judy Moody book teaches children about endangered species, recycling, composting, and resources that come from the rain forest.
The book quotes Margaret Mead and reinforces her message: "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world."
Positive Role Models
Judy becomes an environmentalist. Her enthusiasm shows how educating children about conservation encourages them to be more responsible citizens, and how kids can help take care of the planet.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Judy Moody Saves the World is the third book in Megan McDonald's 14-volume series about a funny, curious, emotional third grader. In this installment, Judy learns about conservation from her teacher, Mr. Todd, and is anxious to figure out a way that she can help save the rain forest. Her early attempts are quite misguided and entertaining, but eventually she gets her entire class involved in a constructive project. This book is amusing for kids, especially those who enjoyed other books in the series, and it teaches youngsters that anyone can help take care of the planet.
Is It Any Good?
This volume in the Judy Moody series is particularly successful as it presents important environmental issues in an age-appropriate way for early chapter book readers and middle graders. Judy's misguided initial attempts at conservation, along with Peter H. Reynolds' illustrations, keep young readers laughing, but meanwhile they also learn how kids as well as grown-ups can help protect endangered species and save natural resources. Judy Moody Saves the World is a funny story that may inspire children to be better caretakers of the natural world.
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