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Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer (Judy Moody #10)

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Megan McDonald's story - as featured in Judy's uber-cool movie - is back in a must have edition illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds. RARE!

Roar! It's not bad enough that Mom and Dad are heading to California, leaving Judy and Stink with Aunt Awful (er, Opal), but now two of Judy's friends are going Splitsville, too. Just when it looks like her summer is going to be BOR-ing- eu
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Paperback, 208 pages
Published April 10th 2012 by Candlewick Press (first published January 1st 2011)
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Kelly
Jun 30, 2011 Kelly rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recently turned into a movie with was pretty much universally panned by critics - Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer is unfortunately a bit of a bummer even in book form. At least it is if you're over 12.

Judy Moody was geared up for a 'rare' (as she puts it) summer. In Judy speak, this means 'not bummer'. Unfortunately, her plans are foiled when her two best friends leave her (one for circus camp, and one for Borneo). Her plan to do dares and earn thrill points (other Judy-isms) seems lost - u
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer (Judy Moody, #10), Megan McDonald
عنوان: جودی و تابستان پرماجرا؛ نویسنده: مگان مک دونالد؛ تصویرگر: پیتر اچ. رینولدز؛ مترجم: مجبوبه نجفخانی؛ مشخصات نشر: تهران، افق، چاپ نخست 1391، در 177 ص، مصور، از سری: جودی دمدمی جلد 9 فارسی 10 اصلی؛ گروه سنی: ج، شابک: 9789643699000؛ موضوع: کتابهای کودکان، داستانهای تخیلی، ماجرایی، داستان خواهران و برادران
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Eliza Thomas
Apr 13, 2014 Eliza Thomas rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer" is an adorable book that students would enjoy reading. The main character, Judy, is a young girl with a big personality and a thirst for adventure. In this book, most of her good friends go away for the summer, leaving her upset but determined to still make the summer fun. She goes on several crazy adventures to compete with her friends to have the best summer ever.

This book would be a great read aloud because it would appeal to most students. Judy's quirky
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Iqra Jabbar
Oct 12, 2013 Iqra Jabbar rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Judy Moody is always in a mood, and it's usually a bad one. This particular story of the series is about Judy and her two brothers who are being looked after by their aunt Opal over the summer whilst their parents are in California and follows Judy's mission to not have a bummer summer. An exciting and easy read, full of fun things and exciting characters.
Christine Mccurley
Dec 04, 2014 Christine Mccurley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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McDonald, M. (2011). Judy moody and the not bummer summer. Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press.
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Judy Moody wants to have a fantastic summer with her friends, but they are all headed elsewhere, while she is stuck at home with her brother Stink, friend Frank, and Aunt Opal. How can she earn thrill points when people keep messing up all of her plans? You’ll discover how much fun her summer turned out to be, even though Judy didn’t realize how m
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Christina
This is my first Judy Moody Book. I don't always read the same books as my kids nor do I always read the books with my kids. But I did end up reading this one aloud with them over the summer, I am sure you can guess why based on the title.

I must say I much prefer the character of Judy Moody to that nasty little girl, Junie B. Jones. I really can't stand Junie. Any child who acted the way she did would banned from house forever!

In this book, Judy Moody is left with her aunt Opal for the summer.
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Allie
Dec 15, 2015 Allie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: daily-life
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Riko Dambara
Oct 26, 2012 Riko Dambara rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this book like 3 times and I also watched the movie and it was so funny. I love how stink taks. he is such a cute character. Judy's hair is so messy I think she should brush her hair and not be a sleepy girl. I love this book so much.
Brittany
Jun 09, 2016 Brittany rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Here is a mini-review of Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer:

Judy Moody decides to make summer fun by competing with her best friends to see who accumulates the most thrill points. With thrilling roller coasters, scary movies, and hunting Bigfoot, Judy Moody thinks she’s in for the best summer for her life. Summer takes a turn for the worse, however, when Judy’s parents go to California and leaver her with Aunt Opal.

Even though this book was my least favorite out of the three books in this post
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Mehsi
4.5 stars. And the last book that I have in my pile, now I need to buy the other 2 books, and hope that there will be more books coming!

I never heard, saw, or even heard a whisper about the movie. Just to make that clear. Before I found these books I never heard of Judy Moody in any way.

This book is all about Judy’s summer vacation. Her friends are leaving and she is stuck with her aunt Opal, who, as it turns out, is quite an awesome character. Opal really flew up the charts to be one of my favo
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Oselle
Dec 15, 2014 Oselle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Have you ever had those bored summers and all your friends went some where else for the summer. We'll to Judy Moody she thinks her summers going to be perfect by breaking the worlds records fun things.But with shame her friends have to leave for vacation all but one friend.And in most books there's
always a neared that most times gets inodored and mess things up. What I like about this book is that you can't expect everything you should be grateful for what you have and you never know what's goi
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Shania Jones
Have you ever had those summers when they was boring and dead?! Well the beginning of this book starts of as a boring, slow and dead. Her parents are going to California for the summer leaving Judy and her little brother, stink, with their aunt Opal. Judy doesn't like Opal at all and she thought she can avoid all that by hanging with her two best friends, but! they both go away for the summer too. What would she do? Would she overcome her summer of a dry desert into a summer full of games and ex ...more
Emma
Nov 29, 2014 Emma rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have never had a summer like this one! This book is so funny!
Milly
it was a "OK" book i would give it 3-5
Billie Gibbons
Jul 20, 2014 Billie Gibbons rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book for young girls!
Ellen
Jun 22, 2014 Ellen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fun book for little girls!
Maria
Aug 26, 2014 Maria rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love this book~
Mary Ann
It's the last day of school, and Judy Moody is sure she's going to have the best summer ever, filled with exciting adventures every day! She's even made a great chart for all of her friends, so each of them can keep track of their thrill-seeking accomplishments. But when two of her three best friends tell her that they're leaving on exciting vacations, Judy's sure that her summer has just become a complete bummer of a summer. Then her parents drop the bomb-shell news that she isn't going to her ...more
Alma
Nov 05, 2011 Alma rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya-2010-11
McDonald, Megan. Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer. Scholastic. 2011. 136 pp. ISBN: 9780545402736. Genre: Fiction
Rating: 3.86 Stars. Judy Moody is ready for a summer of fun when she finds out her two best friends are going away for the summer, her parents are going on a trip, and her Aunt Opal is going to be staying with her (and her brother). Summer break hasn’t even started yet and it can’t get much worse, can it?

Summary: Fern is an 8 year old farm girl who begs her father to let her keep a
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Halley Todd
Watching Judy Moody made me miss my own summer vacations. Judy is determined to have the best summer ever! She is tired of being bored in the summer, so creates a system of Thrill Points based on outrageous dares in order to spice things up. Her little brother has also decided this is the summer he will catch Sasquatch. With free-spirited Aunt Opal watching them for the summer, Judy and Stinky will have a summer break that they will never forget.

One of the best parts of this film was the charac
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Nausheen Ukani
Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer is a cute, humorous book for the young readers! I've read it three time already, and I might see myself reading it again with my little sister. I haven't read all the Judy Moody books yet, but they seem like they would be fun! I chose this book to represent the humor category, although our main character, Judy, seems to play on sarcastic humor the most! It was an enjoyable read that took me right back to my childhood and all the summers that I've spent right ...more
Jori
This book is definitely written toward its reading level. Personally, I did not enjoy the story.

I rated it a 3 because it wasn't horrible and I suspect that the story would be a hit with it's target group.

This is the first book I have read about Judy Moody, the slang and the random telling about what her mood ring was saying was distracting for me.

But for someone who is reading these regularly it probably is a fun aspect of her stories.
Hayden Wirth
Sep 13, 2015 Hayden Wirth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Judy Moody and her 3 friends are trying to have one of the best summers of their life, but when her 2 friends Rocky and Amy leave for the summer things change. Judy sets up a thrill point race while in different locations. Judy tries her best to get thrill points but her other friend Frank keeps her from that. To make matters worst her parents leave to California and Aunt Opal tries to make it the best summer ever.
Steven R. McEvoy
This is a review of the movie tie-in edition of this book. It was released with the movie. This spring they will be releasing a standard edition with illustrations by Peter H. Reynolds. I can say having read 4 books so far, in either the Judy Moody or Stink Moody series, I missed the illustrations. The sketches and drawings by Reynolds really add to the story. With this edition, just having still photos from the movie it seemed like something was missing as I read the book. The story by Megan Mc ...more
Faiza Ahmed
A good read is a good read irrespective of the genre it is in or the age of the reader..And Judy Moody series by McDonald is just another example to prove this.
The book is relaxed reading filled with childhood escapades which anyone can relate to & this is the USP of the book,no matter what age you are, you enjoy it & feels reliving your many summers of childhood..
Shauna Masura
What was supposed to be the best summer of Judy Moody's life, might just turn out to be a bummer. Her best friends are leaving, and she is stuck at home with her Aunt Opal and little brother Stink, Luckily, Judy comes up with a plan that might just make this summer great. Judy Moody and the Not So Bummer Summer includes vivid characters whose boldness can only be rivaled by the vibrant colors used throughout this quirky, lovable movie. Smart integration of special effects makes it seem like Judy ...more
Neil Bortz
Oct 22, 2015 Neil Bortz rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Pure AWESOMENESS

Jessica
Jan 22, 2016 Jessica rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s-books
I read this as a readaloud with my kiddos. I liked the story line of this book and that Judy Moody, as a character, isn't super whiney or annoying. The adventures she has over break, although not what she wants, are funny and go hand and hand with the tone of the book.
Jonas S
Jun 17, 2015 Jonas S rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I like this book. Judy moody's summer is off to a bad start. Her friends go on vacation, and she can not have the best summer ever with frank-eats-paste-pearl. she gets the idea from her ant opal to race to 100 thrill points.She ends up having a NOT bummer summer.
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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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“Ow.” Pulling out the Magic 8 Ball, Judy asked a question, shaking it hard: “Dear Magic 8 Ball: Could this summer get any worse?” The window cleared: Without a doubt.” 0 likes
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