Judy Moody Was in a Mood. Not a Good Mood. A Bad Mood.

Written by Megan McDonald • Illustrated by Peter Reynolds

Reviewed by Ariana Z. (age 7)

Judy Moody woke up in a bad mood because summer was over and she didn't go anywhere special. She was worried about school and sitting in the front row because she wanted to send notes to her friend Rocky. When she arrived in her 3rd grade room,her new teacher, Mr. Todd was greeting everyone. Their first project was a collage. After school she went to Vic's with her Rocky and brother, Stink. She accidentally broke his rock. Rocky and Judy wanted to buy a jawbreaker but they didn't have enough money.

Judy wanted to get a pet for her collage so her family went to the pet shop. They bought a Venus Flytrap and she named it Jaws. The next day it wouldn't open up to eat a bug. She took it to school for show and tell and it ate a bug. The whole class was amazed.

Later, Rocky and Judy went to Vic's and she bought a fake hand. They played a trick on Stink by putting the hand on a toilet seat. When he saw it, he screamed. They had so much fun they went out for ice cream.

My favorite part is when Judy and Rocky played a trick on Stink because it was funny. My favorite character is Judy because she is funny and weird. This story relates to my life because I've played a trick on my mom.

I think others should read this story because it's an extraordinary book.

Ariana Z. is a student in Mrs. Okamura's 1st/2nd Grade Class
2014-2015