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Judy Moody Was In A Mood (Judy Moody #1)

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The first day of third grade puts Judy Moody in a mad-face mood. She just knows everyone will come back from summer vacation with word T-shirts, like "Disney World" or "Jamestown: Home of Pocahontas." All Judy has is a plain old no-words T-shirt. She'll have to go to a new classroom, with a new desk, and she won't have an armadillo sticker with her name on it like she did ...more
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Published August 2010 by Candlewick (first published 2000)
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Vera Berezhny Yes, Judy Moody is at a higher reading level than Junie B. Jones, even though they are both hilarious fun books to read and i would give both these…moreYes, Judy Moody is at a higher reading level than Junie B. Jones, even though they are both hilarious fun books to read and i would give both these series five stars.

1. According to Judy Moody is for grades 2-4, and according to Junie B. Jones is for ages 5 to 9, and this is kindergarten to 3rd grade.

2. Most Judy Moody books have over 110 pages and Junie B. Jones has around 80 to 90 pages and rarely exceeds 100.

3. Judy Moody talks about more complex things that have to do with how the world works (yet still at a third grade level) a littl peak into the bigger picture of society such as money and fame and leadership. Each book is about a larger topic.

4. As a character Judy Moody is older in her story than Junie B. Jones. So for younger readers it will be harder to connect to Judy Moody than it is to Junie B. Jones.

5. (This is in my point of view) Most Junie B Jones books have a small setting which is from school to Junie's house (other than the last few books) while Judy's is more varied and though it is also from school to house it is more detailed and slightly more complex.

6. (Also in my point of view) The different plot lines between the two books also indicate who is higher, in Junie B. Jones there is one main problem for the story and the whole book is centred on this, with a large solution at the end and the obstacles in between are not as twisted or complex like Judy Moody's.(less)
siya Yes she is writing many. She has over thirty in the series. There are Judy's better brother stink series to. Some books of stink series are, stink the…moreYes she is writing many. She has over thirty in the series. There are Judy's better brother stink series to. Some books of stink series are, stink the amazing jawbreaker, etc.
There are other series to like Judy Moody and stink, the holly jolliday, etc.
Megan McDonald writes other books like the sisters club, rule of there, etc.(less)
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Feb 25, 2012 Renee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kids-books
This review consists of two parts: 1. My daughter's review (she's 8) and 2. my review (the Mom's).


I think Judy Moody is funny and I would be friends with her in real life. We have some things that are the same; like, we're both in Grade 3, we both have little brothers, and we both have a pet cat. There are some really funny parts in this book. In a spelling test, Judy has to find five words out of GINO'S EXTRA CHEESE PIZZA, she finds the words tree, Texas, and taxi, but instead she
Dec 09, 2015 Angel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am reading this book right now, and it's pretty funny and good.
Jun 27, 2010 Jimmy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Judy Moody. Lagi mood. Bukan mood bagus. Mood jelek. Liburan udah selesai. Waktunya masuk sekolah. Tapi dia belom pergi kemana-mana selama liburan musim panas. Untunglah, dia udah makan ikan hiu. Jadi, mood jeleknya sedikit terobati.

Judy Moody. Lagi mood. Bukan mood bagus. Mood jelek. Sampulnya bagus. Keren. Ada bolongannya. Delapan buah. Kenapa delapan? Karena huruf ‘o’-nya ada delapan. Kalo yang dibolongin huruf ‘d’, maka bolongannya hanya ada lima. Ngga penting deh, bahas bolongan. Pokoknya k
Nov 29, 2008 Jess rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Chapter book - series
For 2nd-4th grade

Judy Moody starts 3rd grade and struggles to find a good mood while she deals with her little brother, school projects, and friendships in this funny chapter book.

Divided into fairly episodic short chapters, this entertaining read tells the story of how Judy Moody started third grade. Younger readers will feel for Judy's bad moods and frustrations over the class's "Me" project and the attempts at friendship from paste-eating boys. Judy is no girly girl, and
Oct 29, 2009 Roos rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Syl dan polisi-polisinya.
Recommended to Roos by: Furious
Shelves: teenlit, 2009
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Jackie "the Librarian"
Judy is not happy about starting third grade, where she just knows she will have to sit next to Frank again. Frank, who eats paste and who gave her five valentines in kindergarten, cupcakes on numerous holidays in first grade, and who indeed is in the seat next to her when she arrives in her third grade classroom, and immediately passes her an invitation to his birthday party. Sheesh!

Plus, unlike all the kids, she doesn't have a shirt that says something, like Orlando, or Paris, or... anything!
Trinidy Oriz
Feb 10, 2016 Trinidy Oriz is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
i think that this is going to be a good book.Because when i read this book i get deep into the book and I picture what is going on and also what i am this is why i think its going to be a good book
Nov 29, 2012 Aaliyah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I like this book because it is very fun
I recommend this book because you can enjoy this book
Judy Moody was in a mood, not in a good mood, a bad mood is about
Judy Moody like to collect the pizza tables, On the 1st day of school Mr Todd told Rocky that he will get the pizza downstairs. When Rocky comes back with the pizza, Judy told Mr Todd that can she get the pizza table Mr Todd told Judy You can get the pizza table if you are in good mood tomorrow.
Dec 05, 2009 earthy rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: juvenile, beginner
Judy Moody starts off third grade in a very bad mood, but the experience grows on her when her class is assigned a project to create a “me” collage.

The black and white images made with watercolors, pencil, and ink appear throughout the story to supplement various scenes (such as Judy’s attendance at Frank’s birthday party and a delightfully jumbled, two-page spread of Judy’s completed “me” collage). Though the images aren’t essential to the understanding of the story, they are a nice touch that
Sep 15, 2012 Brenda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
I first read all of the books about Stink before beginning my introduction to the Judy Moody series and was defiantly not disappointed. Judy Moody was just that moody. Sometimes her mood was bad, good and she even had a "back to school mood," but most of all she had them all. Written in short chapters the book details some of the events and her feelings with the beginning of third grade. What with having to sit next to the boy who eats paste and not her best friend Rocky, and even having to comp ...more
Siddharth Chakravarthy
After Penelope Perfect , It's Judy Moody Now :D
Aww...Stink is so innocent :'P ^_^
Apr 07, 2010 Dolly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
This is the second Judy Moody book we've read and we've really enjoyed both of them. Although the moodiness can get a little old, our girls can really empathize with her experiences, her joys, her anxieties, her frustrations, her collections... And the story is humorous and fast paced. We will definitely look for more Judy Moody stories.
Ahmad Sharabiani
Judy Moody, c2000, Megan McDonald
عنوان: جودی انجمن مخفی تشکیل میدهد؛ نویسنده: مگان مک دونالد؛ تصویرگر: پیتر اچ. رینولدز؛ مترجم: محبوبه نجف خانی؛ مشخصات نشر: تهران، نشر افق، چاپ نخست 1385، در 108 ص، مصور، از سری: جلد 1 از 12 جلد جودی دمدمی؛ گروه سنی: ج، شابک: 9789643693497؛ موضوع: کتابهای کودکان، داستانهای تخیلی، ماجرایی، داستان خواهران و برادران
Aurora Becher
I rate this book three stars because while it's cute and funny it is not something for my age group. Judy Moody is very thrilled about school and starting third grade. She didn't feel like getting up in the morning, getting ready, or doing homework. She didn't like that her new classroom would not have an animal sticker with her name on it or a class pet. She finds out that it is not that bad though. Her family gets a "pet" Venus fly trap and she thinks it is the coolest thing ever. She ends up ...more
Sep 24, 2008 Trisha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good book for someone about in 2nd grade or 3rd grade.
WAYYY to immature for a higher grade level. But still, its a cute book anyway.
4.5 stars. I saw these pop up and I was just curious. Who is Judy Moody? Is she always Moody? After reading this I can honestly say that Judy is a great girl, and I laughed aloud during many of the parts in this book.

Say hello to Judy Moody, say hello to her little brother (Stink) and her parents and her cat. They are a typical family. Judy doesn’t really like her brother, they prank each other, annoy each other, but you can see that she cares about him a lot, even if she would never confess to
Courtney Umlauf
Judy Moody has a lot in common with other lead characters in books geared towards 3rd grade girls: she wants to be a doctor; she learns about climate change and finds a way to make a difference; she solves a mystery; she fancies herself a predictor of the future. But Judy isn't as simperingly sweet and angelic as Nancy Clancy, and not as bratty as Ivy and Bean.

McDonald has found the sweet spot in the middle: Judy loves learning about everything, but she also has trouble paying attention in scho
Jun 25, 2010 Imas rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children
Lucu banget...pokoknya bikin mood...bukan mood jelek.mood bagus...cerita tentang judy moody yang kesel karena musim liburan akan berakhir dan harus kembali ke sekolah..(guwe banget yah...hahaha...) Aku baca buku ini saat penugasan untuk diklat di pusdiklat kalibata yang mana bikin bete karena jauh nek...Untuk menjaga mood bagus, perjalanan kereta dari Serpong sampai turun di stasiun cawang sudah dipersiapkan beberapa buku-buku cerita anak2 yang diperkirakan akan membuat happy perjalanan. Ternyat ...more
Aug 26, 2010 an rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: punya

awal na tertarik dengan cover na yang berlubang dan berwatna hijau pada lubang na. serta ada na nama ilustrator di sana. pasti buku yang tidak membosankan dengan gambar-gambar menarik di dalam na.

ilustrasi sampul, kirain judy ini tokoh cowok, ternyata cewek. pantes banget mood na sering naik turun (kq jadi gender gini ya?). saat habis kesempatam liburan na dan kembali masuk sekolah, siapa sih yang ga malas. dari kehidupan bebas kembali ke rutinitas. wajarlah kalau mood judy ga bagus. nam
Feb 24, 2011 Nina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens
I finished this in a very short time, but in that span of time, I got a whole lot out of it. This is Judy Moody's first book. We're introduced to this girl, who isn't like your average girl. She's different. As the cover states, "Judy Moody was in a mood. Not a good mood. A bad mood." Judy is certainly different. She has grouchy pencils (which I want!), hundreds of cool band-aids and a set goal in mind for her future. It's nice reading about a 3rd grader set on becoming a doctor and already prep ...more
Jessica Hall
Meet Judy. Judy is in a mood all the time. Not a good mood though, she doesn't like anything, or if she does, she makes sure no one knows about it. Judy Moody is constantly grumpy, never with a smile on her face and forever annoyed with her little brother, or little 'bother' as she likes to call him, Stink.
It is a new year at school, which means a new class and a new teacher. Judy is not happy. But when class teacher Mr Toad, sorry I mean Mr Todd, sets their first project; to do a 'Me' collage,
Angela Bailey
Title / Author / Publication Date:
Judy Moody Was In A Mood. / Megan McDonald. Peter Reynolds (ill.) / 1999.

Genre: Juvenile Realistic Fiction.

Format: Chapter book - print.

Plot summary:
"Third grader Judy Moody is in a first day of school bad mood until she gets an assignment to create a collage all about herself and begins creating her masterpiece, the Me collage" (NoveList).

Considerations or precautions for readers advisory:
moodiness, third grade girls, bad days, grouches, humor

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Jul 20, 2015 Benjamin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My favorite scene was when Judy Moody was searching for special rocks with her friend Rocky and her little brother Stink. Her brother Stink was the typical younger sibling who always found ways to innocently sabotage her. He found a small rock that he thought was a black diamond. Judy inspected it and claimed it might have been a moon rock. But the only way to tell for sure was to smash it - SMASH! Judy clobbered Stink’s rock, which quickly turned into dust. This may sound mean, but don’t worry. ...more
Mar 15, 2016 Paola rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is like a break from all those books with complicated text and hard words. This book is like a fun book to read because its a very easy text and almost everyone can read it. I do know this is under my read leavel but sometimes I need a break from reading all those big books with hard words and stuff. Also this book cheers me up because it has comedy in it and it always relates to me.
Abduraafi Andrian
My 2nd reading english book project.

Welldone. It's illustrated book that told me sometimes mood is in charge and let it be.

Judy Moody--yes it's her name--had a project called Me college. And she had to tell all about her including her hobbies, clubs she join, her worst and funniest things ever.

I know that she was a lovely character, although she used to pranked her brother, Stink. She finished her Me college. Her teacher, Mr. Todd said that she had imagination. Even, her dad proud of her--indeed
I had a whole review written and Goodreads froze. How irritating. To sum it up, my 6 year old daughter Kylie and I enjoyed reading Judy Moody together and she's already excited to begin reading the next book in the series.

I feel like it deserves mentioning that I VERY strongly recommend this series instead of the inappropriate-for-any-age-series that is Junie B Jones.
Kari Weber
Jul 02, 2011 Kari Weber rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Life is such a disappointment when an uneventful summer comes to an end with nothing to show for it. Judy Moody is an outgoing, spunky third grader who will have readers laughing as they witness the relatable perils that befall her on a daily basis, from having to sit next to Frank Eats-Paste Pearl in school to getting peed on by a toad, sparking on the need for Judy and her best friend Rocky to create the exclusive Toad Pee Club. This beginning of the eight-part Judy Moody series introduces rea ...more
Judy Moody Was In A Mood is the first in the collection of books about Judy Moody. Judy faces many of the challenges that children face as they mature. Judy must endure school, learn to like her teacher, learn to befriend the strange boy in class and tolerate her little brother.

Judy Moody Was In A Mood would be appropriate for readers between seven and ten years old. Children that enjoy contemporary realistic fiction, humorous characters and stories about tension between siblings may enjoy this
Dec 06, 2015 Katie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
'' Judy Moody '' by Megan McDonald is a good book is a good book but it is also a really easy book so I read this book a holiday book. I recommend this book to you if you like Humor and Comedy books.
Jun 27, 2016 Myrna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love the Judy Moody series, and I especially liked this one, when Judy Moody and her friends stuck a rubber hand in the toilet to scare her brother - that was hilarious! Myrna, age 7.
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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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