Judy Moody Gets Famous

by Megan McDonald and Peter H. Reynolds Book 2 of the Judy Moody Series

Judy Moody would like a little attention, please. She wants her picture in the paper... read more

Judy Moody would like a little attention, please. She wants her picture in the paper like her classmate Pinch Face Jessica Finch, who is the Queen Bee of the Northern Virginia spelling competition. She’d like to be on the news like her little brother, Stink, who was born years before in a jeep on the way to the hospital. Judy schemes ways to become famous, but her various attempts end in disappointment, if not disaster, in another fresh story featuring Megan McDonald’s sometimes petulant, always hilarious protagonist. When Judy finally does something that gets the media attention she craves — removing, repairing, and returning the worn-out dolls at the children’s hospital — no one knows it was her. It turns out that being the Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell of the doll world and making the hospital kids happy — even anonymously — provides Judy with more than enough satisfaction. Although it’s a bit unrealistic to imagine a third-grader accomplishing such a feat on her own, children will love Judy’s exploits. Occasional black-and-white illustrations appear throughout the narrative of this great chapter book for independent readers or for reading aloud. (Ages 5–8)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2002

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