Thursday, March 1, 2012

Judy Moody: Around the World in 8 1/2 Days (Judy Moody Series #7) by Megan McDonald


Reissued in a way-cool paperback design!
Judy Moody cannot believe her ears. There at the lunch table, a girl called Amy Namey is interviewing Judy's best friends, Rocky and Frank. Even worse, Amy is dressed like Nellie Bly, daredevil woman reporter, much like Judy's emulation of a certain woman doctor. Is this clipboard-carrying girl destined to be Judy's new best enemy? Or new best friend? Judy Moody finds some unexpected potholes on the path to friendship as Class 3T takes a whirlwind tour of the globe, investigating everything from tooth-brushing sticks in Yemen to an Italian "spider dance" along the way. Fans will cheer as Judy finally masters the challenge of making new friends and keeping the old — for sure and absolute positivo!

My thoughts:
I love how Judy Moody is so enamored of Elizabeth Blackwell, first woman doctor.  I can still remember checking out a biography about Elizabeth Blackwell from my elementary school library in third or fourth grade, which was when I started to love reading biographies and autobiographies.  Fro some reason bits and pieces of that book still are lodged in my  memory, it just made that much of an impact and I also think I used it for some class project.  Having real people from history show up in a series like this is great for crossing over from fiction to non-fiction for young readers.

Seeing how these two girls end working together also showed how new doesn't always mean scary, but showed how you can't forget old friends when making new ones.

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763648633
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • Publication date: 1/26/2010
  • Pages: 176
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • Series:Judy Moody Series, #7

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