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Judy Moody, Girl Detective (Judy Moody #9)

4.09 of 5 stars 4.09  ·  rating details  ·  1,348 ratings  ·  76 reviews
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 24th 2010 by Candlewick Press (MA) (first published January 1st 2010)
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Alexza Beltre
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
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
Ahmad Sharabiani
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
Linsey Ward
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
By giving this book two stars, it doesn't mean I didn't like it. Goodreads says 2 stars means that the book was okay and that's what it was. It was cute, but just okay.
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.
Molly the Librarian
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
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
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
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

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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
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
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
Sara Smith
My 8-yr-old daughter and I are both into detectives. This is the first book we've read in the Judy Moody series, but it won't be the last. Judy and her friends set out to find out who dognapped the police dog.
Zane ZX
It was a really, really good book since I like detective things. But, by the second to last chapter I knew what was going to happen. I read it anyways to be exact and because it was really good.
Jonas S
Judy Moody is a great detective. She can find clues to crack a real case. I liked it because, it shows how you can use teamwork to solve just about any thing.
Kristy McRae
Another audio book from our car trip. My daughter & I have read many of the Judy Moody books, and my son loves the Stink books, so this was a hit all around. Fun!
This is the only book we've read of Judy's, but my boys loved it. The excitement, clues, and mysteries kept them so enthralled that we read much of it in one sitting.
Dtective judy is on the case of missing Mr.Chips. Can she find him? This book was mysterious and funny.
it was really god i love how it referenced to Nancy Drew book it make me want read Nancy Drew now.
Read out loud to my six year old. She enjoyed, lots of Nancy Drew references.
I think That this book is far beyond fasingnating
Very good and funny
fast read - fun book
Myles, Lois
The book was cute!
i can't read it
Interesting and funny humerous bookie!!
i think this is the best so far
Always fun to read. All the adventures of Judy and her friends. For me there is always a place for childrens books. Happy reads that will surely make you laugh.
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.
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
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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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