Thursday, March 1, 2012

Judy Moody, Girl Detective (Judy Moody Series #9) by Megan McDonald

Overview

It’s an honest-to-jeepers mystery! Agent Judy Drewdy sets out to solve the case of the missing puppy when a canine-cop-in-training vanishes into thin air.
Judy Moody is in a mood. A sleuthing, Nancy Drew kind of mood. So what’s a WBMS (world’s best mystery solver) to do? Go find a mystery, that’s what! And she doesn’t have to snoop for long: when Mr. Chips, a beloved crime-dog-in-training, goes missing, Judy Drewdy and her chums, agents Dills Pickle (Frank), Spuds Houdini (Rocky), and James Madagascar (Stink) find themselves smack-dab in the middle of a reallife, scare-your-pants-off whodunit. Was Mr. Chips stolen by dirty dognappers? And why are chocolate-chip cookies disappearing all over town? Watch out for red herrings—along with clever references to classic Nancy Drew mysteries—as Eagle Eye Moody and company are hot on the case!

My thoughts:
After listening to this story, my children were solving mysteries all over the house.  They were hiding clues and probing mysteries they made up in the car and on the bus to and from school.  It really opened their imagination to the idea of there being a mystery to solve.  I thought they would be clambering to read Nancy Drew books when it was done.  My daughter has been reading some of the newest younger version of the books, but not the classic version yet.  I love any books that not only captivate the reader during the reading of, but that boost the imagination for any period of time afterwards!  Plus I love hearing them think aloud as to what the solution to the mystery is going to be.  Where could Mr. Chips be?

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763643492
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • Publication date: 8/9/2011
  • Pages: 192
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • Series:Judy Moody Series, #9

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