Megan McDonald is the creator of the popular and award-winning Judy Moody and Stink series. She is also the author of three Sisters Club stories and many other books for children. She lives in Sebastopol, California.
Gr 3-5-Summer is finally here and Judy Moody is bummed. Not only are her parents headed to California without her and her little brother Stink, they are leaving them in the care of her awful Aunt Opal. On top of that, two of her best friends are off for daring adventures, while Judy is sure she's going to have the "boringest" summer ever. Judy comes up with a daring, THRILL-a-delic plan to save her summer including tightrope walking, a midnight stakeout, and chasing after Bigfoot in a runaway ice-cream truck. But after all that, and a surprise poop picnic, will she still be able to earn enough "thrill points" to beat her friends? Based on the screenplay by Megan McDonald and Kathy Waugh (Candlewick, 2011), both fans of the series and those new to it will enjoy this fast-paced listen. Barbara Rosenblat's narration adds to the fun.-Amy Joslyn, Fairport Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
We're not especially up on just what is cool among third-graders these days. But those who are -- or at least who have kids who are -- extol the Judy Moody children's book series and its popularity among the schoolkids
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