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Judy Moody, Girl Detective (Judy Moody #9)

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The ninth installment in the popular and best-selling series starring Judy Moody. 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 P ...more
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Published August 1st 2010 by Candlewick Press (MA) (first published January 1st 2010)
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Linsey Ward
Apr 19, 2012 Linsey Ward rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Judy Moody knows everything there is to know about Nancy Drew. She tries to be just like her. However, she has some fear of the series. She hides one of the books under a dictionary, which is under a pillow, which is hidden under a doll. Stink, her younger brother, decides to help her on one of her missions. Despite their differences, they help each other solve a mystery. Mr. Chips, a police dog has gone missing. With the help of her brother and her friends, Frank and Rocky, she is able to solve ...more
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Judy Moody, Girl Detective (Judy Moody, #9), Megan McDonald
عنوان: جودی کارآگاه میشود؛ نویسنده: مگان مک دونالد؛ تصویرگر: پیتر اچ. رینولدز؛ مترجم: محبوبه نجف خانی؛ مشخصات نشر: تهران، نشر افق، چاپ نخست 1390، در 157 ص، مصور، از سری: جلد 8 از 12 جلد جودی دمدمی؛ گروه سنی: ج، شابک: 9789643697211؛ موضوع: کتابهای کودکان، داستانهای تخیلی، ماجرایی، داستان خواهران و برادران
Apr 15, 2011 Nataliajd96 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: third-trimester
Judy is always in a mood and this time it is a mystery-solving-Nancy Drew mood. No kidding! When she reads a bunch of Nancy Drew books she gets determined to also, by herself, solve a creepy mystery. Just as it happens, there comes a mystery, a real Nancy Drew mystery. When the police's dog disappears, Judy just has to step on the case, nothing is going to stop her. She has many explanations for what may have happened but are any of them really the right one. You will have to read the book to f ...more
Alexza Beltre
Aug 19, 2012 Alexza Beltre rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really like the book because it shows how hard work will never let you dow. on page 70 judy was working on the case of the missing dog and she did find clues and not only her her friends too. on page 90 judy and the police were looking for clues on the supermarket and they found some mysterious guys looking for dog for the first time. you would like this book if you like to work hard in your mission, on what you want become and challenge of this book was when judy have to find the last ...more
Charlotte Stevenson
Makes me nostalgic for Nancy Drew novels... Next read perhaps?
Title: Judy Moody: Girl Detective
Author: Megan McDonald
Illustrator: Peter H. Reynolds
Genre: Transitional chapter book
Theme(s): friendship, helping others, working together, teamwork
Opening line/sentence:
“It was a dark and stormy night.”
Brief Book Summary:
Judy Moody is in a mystery-solving mood. Mr. Chip the dog goes missing and Judy and her friends go on a mission to find him.
Professional Recommendation/Review #1:
Kid Reads
JUDY MOODY, GIRL DETECTIVE is another enjoyable entry in the popular a
This was a good, no, Drew-tastic book!

Because, yes, there is a lot of Nancy Drew talk in this one, and I, as a big fan (though I still have so many of the books to read) was just adoring every moment of it. So happy that Nancy Drew is still a big part of today’s children, and thankfully the kids in this book read the original series, and not the series about Nancy Drew they are making these days.

There are several cases in this book, though most are really short, and most of the time not really c
Sweet on Books
Judy Moody, third grader, seems to be going through a Nancy Drew phase. I might even go so far as to say she’s a little obsessed. She knows everything there is to know about Nancy and her adventures and makes plenty of references to these things throughout the story. If your reader hasn’t discovered Nancy Drew yet, keep this in mind because they may be a little lost during some parts. While Judy is fascinated by this series she does, also find it somewhat scary (funny, I remember I did too and w ...more
Molly (Conan the Librarian) Crumbley
Judy Moody is nuts for Nancy Drew, and she’s working hard to read all of the classic mysteries that feature her favorite girl detective. With all of this reading she’s been doing, Judy is just sure that she has what it takes to become the World’s Best Mystery Solver -- if only she could find a case that needs cracking.

After solving the Case of the Bothersome Brother, the Mystery of the Missing Moose Mice, and the Secret of the Stolen Spectacles, she gets her big break when she finds a real, hon
Maya Orama
Aug 17, 2016 Maya Orama rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
At school, in her Grade 3 class, Judy attempts to solve the mystery of Mr.Todds missing glasses. Judy is prepared with a detective pack that Nacy would recommended, including money, in case of a kidnapping, a disguise to follow suspects, and a booby pin to pick locks or handcuffs. That day they had a special guest in class. Officer cooper and his puppy, Mr. Chips, who is strained as a police dog, to come and talk to the students. The students enjoyed the story's and was satisfied for more the ne ...more
This started off trying so hard to be funny that it came across as ridiculous and condescending. The idea that the police officer would call the school to ask for help finding his dog was just silly. And there's not a teacher on the planet who would just declare a bathroom break for everyone... especially not 17 minutes before school is over for the day.

Once the kids settled into solving the actual mystery of the missing puppy, however, the book became cute, interesting and fun to read.

I'm sure
Jul 19, 2011 Veronica rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Age of Readership:

8-9 years


one of a series


strong female characters


pencil drawn illustrations of the text for the paragraph before. Stylizied, kind of cartoon like. Each character is distinct, down to posture and gestures

Personal Reponse:

I don't know if it's all the YA books I've been reading that have got me used to an older age group, but this book was not a favorite. It was slow, and drawn out in places I didn't think it needed to be. Perhaps starting at the begin
Oct 03, 2011 Bdalton rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Judy Moody, her brother Stink, and his friends Frank and Rocky, solve a mystery. Judy Moody is obsessed with Nancy Drew books and desperately seeks out a mystery to solve. After a police dog, Mr. Chips, does some super sleuthing of his own and finds her backpack, the dog suddenly goes missing. Can Judy Moody and the rest of the Toad Pee gang (Stink and his friends) use deduction and cookie crumbs to find Mr. Chips? Will she also solve the mystery of the missing bologna sandwich?

This story will a
Aug 11, 2013 Angria rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013
Judy Moody is in a mood playing detective and she is so obsessed with Nancy Drew mysteries. The entire book is peppered with the famous young sleuth's mysteries as Judy keeps referencing them. Now that my foreknowledge of Nancy Drew is only superficial and all the referencing actually perplexed me and I was lost sometimes. It is intimidating. Having said that, I enjoyed the read as there are many parts that had me in stitches like when Stink was trying to clog the toilet to give them a good reas ...more
This is our second Judy Moody book. It's based on Judy solving a mystery as if she were Nancy Drew.

Personally, I have never read a Nancy Drew or Hardy Boys story in my life. Do kids today still read that? Do kids today know who that is? For me the book was less-than-exciting because of the Nancy Drew focus. But, my kids seemed to roll with it.

My five year old daughter and 8 year old son were at least paying attention to the same book. Finding common ground for them can sometimes be a challenge.
Dayan Cruz
I didn't really like this book. I had read some of the other books of the series and I am sorry to say but this book was one of the most boring. I felt like it had no direct plot. Although he book wasn't my favorite doesn't man that you shouldn't read it. You may even like it. There was also this part where it was just so exciting but what disappointed me was that the whole book wasn't like that. For me it's really critical for me to really enjoy the story. I recommend this book to people who RE ...more
Steven R. McEvoy
Judy and Stink Moody are some of my favorite characters. These books are wonderful reads. I have read 14 books in these series now and each one was entertaining and a fun read. These are books I will read with my children over and over again. And in this book Judy is on the case.

Read the rest of the review and with links to other reviews by the authors on my blog Book Reviews and More.
Rachel Inbar
This was the Judy Moody I enjoyed the least so far. I'm not sure what the point of referencing many Nancy Drew mysteries was, but I found it terribly annoying. In addition, I thought that the fact that Judy's imagination had run away with her was good, but that it needed to be resolved somehow (e.g., Judy expressing some sort of understanding / someone explaining it to her). Overall, I felt the book was not as well-written as the others.
Oct 29, 2012 Holly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thought this book was reall funny and all about the missing dog and i rated this book 5 stars because it was really funny and interesting i love these series i read judy moody gets famous and now i finished this one this is all the ones i have read so if u like funnt and interesting books i would read this i hope you like it because i did its really funny and it will make you laugh a her roar parts and funny judy moody dose
Courtney Umlauf
See my review of the Judy Moody series as a whole here.

**For basic reading comprehension questions for this book, check out my Teachers Pay Teachers store.**
Ginger Smith
I found this a little hard to get into at first. I grew tired of Judy Moody trying to turn everything into a mystery - who stole her candy, who stole the teacher's glasses, etc, but I was amused by the story of the missing pup. And even then she tried to turn everyone into suspects! I will have to read more Judy Moody books to see if I like them.
Mar 04, 2012 Sarah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kidlit
Silver Knight, 2012 (grade 3 list)
With her usual zeal, Judy throws herself into the role of Nancy Drew, girl detective. Starting with mini-mysteries at first, she gradually becomes a super-sleuth, even helping the police find their beloved Mr Chips, a brown Labrador who visits schools during "Crime-Buster" workshops.
Sep 29, 2015 Madelyn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book Judy Moody, Girl Detective by Megan McDonald is a great book. This book is great because it is funny and there are a bunch of mysteries to be solved. The book is basically about a girl, Judy Moody and her friends Stink, Frank, and Rocky try to solve the mystery of a missing dog named Mr.Chips. If you want to find out what happens in the rest of the story then read this great book.
Jan 07, 2011 Laura rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was an adorable quick read. It was fun to imagine being in elementary school again when the smell of crayons and dirty sneakers was a comfortable smell. This book made me laugh and really want to start re-reading the Nancy Drew books. Thanks Megan McDonald for another great Judy Moody book.
"Judy Moody Girl Detective" is an eventful story about a girl and her friends who try to solve mysteries. In this story a crime-dog goes missing. It is up to Judy Moody and her friends to solve the mystery. This would be a great book to have in a classroom with students who are able to read on their own and are starting to read chapter books.
Apr 25, 2016 Krystal rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting, easy to relate to, perfect for young readers, good for imaginative kids, word choice wasnt that advanced, good plot, actual content was super good!!! I loved it, only McDonald used very easy word choice and she could have expanded on the book&plot more! Cant wait to read more JudyMoody books!!!

Jul 29, 2016 Arwen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: relecturas
"Judy Moody" es una "saga" de libros más bien infantiles. Son mini novelas, rápidas de leer y entretenidas para chicos. Este era un libro que me regalaron cuando cumplí 9 0 10 años y me encantaba leerlo. Lo releía todo el tiempo. El otro día se lo dí a mi hermano menor, por que ya tiene la edad requerida y lo releí con el. Me encantó hacerlo :-)
Jena Kilgore
Judy moody got chosen to come up on stage at her school Judy had to go get some thing and hide it for the dog to sniff out Judy moody asked Jack Frost later on in the story if she had seen the cops dog he had not seen the dog so Judy saw a suspicious green van read more to find out the rest
I loved how Judy Moody created a connection to Nancy Drew because of her obsession. This story also showed that it is important to work hard to achieve something that is important to you. A great read for second or third graders!
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"Sometimes I think I am Judy Moody," says Megan McDonald, author of the Judy Moody series, the Stink series, and THE SISTERS CLUB. "I'm certainly moody, like she is. Judy has a strong voice and always speaks up for herself. I like that."

For Megan McDonald, being able to speak up for herself wasn't always easy. She grew up as the youngest of five sisters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her father, an
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