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Judy Moody Was in a Mood

By Common Sense Media, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Funny take on third grade life and friendships.

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age 8+

Based on 1 parent review

age 8+

Got my 2nd grader really excited about reading

Great for independent chapter book readers. You can move on to the "Stink" series by the same author when you finish all of these!

Is It Any Good?

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Megan McDonald's aptly named, spunky, creative young hero will be as familiar as she is funny to middle graders. Judy is no Polyanna; she's a regular kid who gets angry when she has to do things she doesn't like and becomes resentful when her brother gets privileges that she wants. However, McDonald's age-appropriate humor and cartoon illustrations by Peter H. Reynolds in Judy Moody Was in a Mood show kids the way a bad mood can be turned around with a different perspective. Middle grade readers and their parents will also enjoy the way Judy loves science, makes friends with boys, and learns to make the best of things, even when her little brother (whom she calls "Stink," and who eventually gets his own spin-off series) annoys her.

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