Judy Moody Was in a Mood — "Judy Moody" Series
Judy Moody Was in a Mood by Megan McDonald has been reviewed by Focus on the Family’s marriage and parenting magazine. It is the first book in the "Judy Moody" series.
Crude or Profane Language
Drug and Alcohol Content
Other Negative Elements
Judy Moody dreads the end of summer vacation and her first day of third grade. But she and her best friend, Rocky, manage to keep each other entertained as they attempt to avoid Judy's little brother, Stink, and complete their "Me Collages" for class. In creating collages, Judy and Rocky must visually describe themselves and their lives for their classmates. Judy's ever-changing collage — which is altered even moments before her presentation — speaks to the fluidity of moods, circumstances and friendships that constitute the life of a third-grader.
Other Belief Systems
Nothing graphic — just a little grossness — is present. Judy collects scabs, and she and her friends start the Toad Pee Club after her toad urinates on each of their hands.
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Readability Age Range
6 to 9
Candlewick Press, an imprint of Walker Books
American Library Association Notable Children's Book, 2001; Beverly Cleary Children's Choice Award, 2003