ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Books, Literature, and Writing

Judy Moody

Updated on September 8, 2014

Judy Moody: Totally Rare!!

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 last year. And knowing her luck, she'll end up sitting next to Frank, the boy who eats paste. For breakfast her dad makes eggs with the yellow middle broken, and her younger "bother," Stink, thinks he knows everything now that he's starting second grade. But bad moods never last long with the irrepressible Judy Moody, and before long, her day--and year--look brighter. Mr. Todd assigns the class a "Me" collage, which sets Judy on a lively and hilarious self-exploration over the next few action-packed weeks.

Judy Moody: My Review

I picked this book up during one of my random strolls through the library shelves, drawn to the simple brown paper wrapper and delightful line drawings. As a bit of a moody person myself, I was intrigued by the entire title of the first book - Judy Moody was in a mood. Not a good mood. A bad mood.

The story of this first book covers the first month of Judy's third-grade year, one she isn't looking forward to thanks to an unadventurous summer. But thanks to a project - the Me Collage - assigned by her new teacher, the month delivers a series of new experiences as Judy gets a new pet and makes a new friend.

This would be a great read-aloud book for bedtime as each chapter covers a different topic for the Me Collage, making them perfect mini-stories that mostly resolve by the end. But it is also just right for the beginning chapter-book reader who likely happens to be the same age as Judy or her brother Stink. Further books in the Judy Moody series follow Judy through third grade - on field trips, to a college tutor, anywhere Judy can employ her rather unique perspective on the world.

(A note on images. The pictures included on this page are mostly taken from the first Judy Moody book and are used under the fair use section of copyright law.)

The Judy Moody Uber-Awesome Collection

The Judy Moody Uber-Awesome Collection: Books 1-9
The Judy Moody Uber-Awesome Collection: Books 1-9

Get the first nine Judy Moody adventures in one set.

- Judy Moody

- Judy Moody Gets Famous!

- Judy Moody Saves the World!

- Judy Moody Predicts the Future

- Judy Moody, M.D.: The Doctor Is In!

- Judy Moody Declares Independence

- Judy Moody Around the World in 8 1/2 Days

- Judy Moody Goes to College

- Judy Moody Girl Detective

 

Judy Moody: What Mood Are You In?

The Official Mood Ring Guide - find out what mood you're in!

Judy Moody: What Mood Are You In?

See results

Get Your Own Mood Ring

Original Oval Mood Ring (Adjustable Size) One size fits all
Original Oval Mood Ring (Adjustable Size) One size fits all

This is the style I remember from my childhood, but you can get solid bands, butterflies, hearts - I even found a mustache one!

 

Judy tries to dance the Tarentella by herself.

Judy tries to dance the Tarentella by herself.
Judy tries to dance the Tarentella by herself.

Judy Moody: Around the World in 8 1/2 Days

Judy Moody: Around the World in 8 1/2 Days
Judy Moody: Around the World in 8 1/2 Days

When Judy Moody meets Amy Namey, she bridles at the girl's similarities to her own proudly unique persona. They soon become great friends, however, but in her enthusiasm for Amy, Judy slights her old pals Rocky and Frank. In one amusing scene, Judy's little brother acts as a conversational go-between, relaying comments between his sister and Rocky, who's not (technically) speaking to Judy.

 

Hmmm ... Who's Plant Pet is Coolest? - Judy's Venus Flytrap takes on Frank's Pitcher Plant

Pitcher plants have a cavity filled with liquids. Insects are attracted to the cavity by sights and smells, fall in, drown and are gradually dissolved. (Ewww!)

Venus fly traps lies in wait for insects to land on its trapping structure with the trap activated when the insect bumps one of the hair-like triggers.

Who's carnivorous plant is cooler?

Judy's Venus Flytrap

Judy's Venus Flytrap

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Ethgosboom 6 months ago

      I am impressed with your books but mostly with the Judy moody was in a bad mood one

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      i love judy moody!

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Judy's Venus fly trap. It looks so cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      One drowning in plant fluid GROSS!

      Two judy's venus flytrap is named Jaws! WAY MORE COOL!

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Venus Fly Trap is WAY COOL!!! It`s Double RARE

    • designworld lm 5 years ago

      judy moody has the best

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Judys is the best. by the way im a big fan of judy moody. i have 11 books of judy moody!

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Judy's plant. It eats raw hamburger! RARE! :)

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Judy moody because I like her.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Judy`s plant is tottaly triple uber.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      sweet venus flytrap

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Venus fly trap for sure

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      i think judy's venus flytrap has more action to it

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Aunt Opal Coming Honk Honk Hey Sweetheart

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Judy's Tottaly!

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      judy's venus flytrap is way better!!!!

    • yoyoknots77 5 years ago

      sorry frank hello judys awesome plant

    • yoyoknots77 5 years ago

      judys rocks the house hard

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Sorry frank but I think Judy's fly trap is W.N.B (a.k.a.) way not boring!

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      sorry frank but judys is way cooler

    Frank's Pitcher Plant

      0 of 8192 characters used
      Post Comment

      • mouse1996 lm 4 years ago

        I like the concept of pitcher plants. They don't have to do anything to eat but just wait. Love both plants but if I had to choose it would be the pitcher plant.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        i think i like judy moody plant because is cool

      • anonymous 7 years ago

        sorry judy but the pitcher plant is cool

      • anonymous 7 years ago

        Judy's plant is WAY cooler than Frank's pitcher plant. Venus fly traps like hamburgers!

      • anonymous 7 years ago

        i think frank's pitcher plant is cooler. it is very incredible.

      • anonymous 8 years ago

        judy moody has something to talk about know matter if its about feet or showers or anything although that was preety weird athough judy moody is something to talk about. keep it up megan mcdonald and judy moody with those rare books

      Judy Moody: Video Reviews

      Don't believe me? Reviews by kids like you! Let me know in the guestbook if you post a video review so I can include it here.

      Judy Moody & Stink: The Holly Joliday

      Judy Moody & Stink: The Holly Joliday
      Judy Moody & Stink: The Holly Joliday

      Judy Moody is making a list and checking it twice, but all her brother, Stink, wants this year is snow. It hasn’t snowed on Christmas in Virginia in more than a hundred years, however, so what are the chances that that will change? Enter the new mailman, Mr. Jack Frost, who not only looks like a jolly old elf but also seems to know a lot about weather patterns, has a fondness for the cold, and works looooooong hours during the holiday season. Plus it’s the best time of the year, when strange packages and lots of surprises are swirling around, so isn’t it possible that Stink might get his wish?

       

      Judy Moody & Stink: The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt

      The Me Collage

      Judy has some trouble with a few of the categories Mr. Todd gave the class for completing their Me Collages. If you did a Me Collage, what would be the hardest one for you to figure out how to include?

      The toughest category for me would be ...

      See results

      Judy Moody's Double Rare Way-Not-Boring Book of Fun Stuff to Do

      Judy Moody's Double-Rare Way-Not-Boring Book of Fun Stuff to Do
      Judy Moody's Double-Rare Way-Not-Boring Book of Fun Stuff to Do

      Dive right in and join the T.P. (Take out your Pencil) Club for hours of Judy Moody fun! Get the low-down on Screamin' Mimi's ice cream, knock yourself out learning knock-knock jokes, try out your Judy Moody trivia with quizzes and crosswords, plan a Judy Moody-themed birthday party, make your own Me collage, cootie catcher, custom-designed T-shirt, and much, MUCH more! Whether the reader has just met Judy Moody or is already her biggest fan, this hands-on, fun-filled activity book — complete with twenty-four stickers inside — absolutely and positively rates a "rare squared."

       

      Judy Moody's Way Wacky Uber Awesome Book of More Fun Stuff to Do

      Judy Moody's Way Wacky Uber Awesome Book of More Fun Stuff to Do
      Judy Moody's Way Wacky Uber Awesome Book of More Fun Stuff to Do

      Crazy about Judy Moody? Or just looking for something to do? Stop dawdling—and start doodling and noodling with this RARE activity book.

      Have you ever played Mood Libs? How many fun facts do you know about chewing gum? Is your personality more like Judy’s or her brother Stink’s? From pranks to yoga poses, making paper snowflakes to matching up pet tracks, this book is bursting with quizzes, challenges, crafts, and other cool stuff. Get in the mood to:

      * design your own T-shirt

      * walk through a piece of paper

      * invent your own board game

      * find out what Judy Moody’s name is in other languages

      * and lots more wack-tivities!

       

      Have You Ever ... ?

      Judy isn't that thrilled with Amy Namey when they first meet. She resents that her friends like Amy and doesn't like all the attention she's getting. But eventually, Judy becomes great friends with Amy, although that causes some problems with Rocky and Frank.

      How do you react when you meet someone new? Do you like people right away or do they have to grow on you?

      Have You Ever ... ?

      See results

      The Judy Moody Mood Journal

      The Judy Moody Mood Journal
      The Judy Moody Mood Journal

      What is your mood today? Rare or roar? Goofy or snore? What’s the funniest thing that ever happened to you? The worst? The most embarrassing? Does your brother or sister bug you? Can your pet do any funny tricks? Inspired by the mercurial Judy Moody, this amusing journal invites kids to explore their many moods and other facets of their life in a way that will get them thinking - and laughing. Its engaging design includes illustrations from the Judy Moody books, plenty of blank pages, and some classic Judy Moody-ish activities, such as "Make a Me

      Collage"and "Write your own knock-knock joke."

       

      Judy Moody's Best Mood Ever Coloring and Activity Book

      Have a Judy Moody Day!!

      Celebrate your own Judy Moody Day!!

      Judy Moody Day is your chance to celebrate all things Judy and Stink (and

      Mouse, Toady, and Jaws). The Judy Moody Day event kit includes ideas for contests, activities and crafts based on the Judy Moody books. Have your own day at home or get your neighborhood involved.

      Judy Moody: She's in a movie!!!

      It seems Judy has decided she is going to have the best summer ever. And we know just the kind of stuff Judy will decide has to be included for that to come true. I read somewhere that a hunt for Bigfoot is part of the story. This could get fun.

      Totally new Judy Moody story - not taken from one of the nine books - and there seems to be a new set of books coming along with it. The entire gang is involved - Judy, Stink, Zeke, Frank, Amy Namey, Mr. Todd, Mom, Dad.

      Australian actress Jordana Beatty plays Judy in the movie. She's cute!

      Judy Moody Goes to Hollywood

      Judy Moody and The Thrill Points Race

      Judy Moody and The Thrill Points Race (Judy Moody Movie tie-in)
      Judy Moody and The Thrill Points Race (Judy Moody Movie tie-in)

      That's Stink, Judy and Frank on the cover. And I don't know who dressed Judy, but I love it!

       

      Judy Moody Movie Trailer

      Judy Moody and the Poop Picnic

      Judy Moody and the Poop Picnic (Judy Moody Movie tie-in)
      Judy Moody and the Poop Picnic (Judy Moody Movie tie-in)

      Yeah. The title of this one scares me, too.

       

      More About Megan McDonald

      Pretending to be a pencil sharpener was Megan McDonald's first experience as a writer. She was 10 years old when she wrote the story for her school newspaper. "Anything can become an idea for a story," says McDonald. "Even a pencil sharpener!" Megan has since written and published twenty-five books for children, including the hilarious Judy Moody adventures, which are largely inspired by her childhood memories of growing up with four older sisters.

      Official Website with more information on Megan and her books.

      More by Megan McDonald - Judy's brother Stink Moody gets his own books in this series by McDonald, also illustrated by Peter Reynolds.

      Stink the Incredible Shrinking Kid (#1)
      Stink the Incredible Shrinking Kid (#1)

      First of at least four books featuring Stink.

       

      About Peter Reynolds - He drew the pretty pictures

      Peter H. Reynolds is the author-illustrator of a number of other books, including The Dot and Ish, two enchanting picture books that celebrate the creative process. “I often visit classrooms and ask who loves to draw. In kindergarten and first grade, all the hands go up. In second grade, most of the hands go up. In third grade, half the hands are up. By fourth and fifth grade, most of the hands are down, or perhaps pointing to ‘the class artist.’ It’s sad to see the artistic, creative energy slowing down, being packed away. I am convinced it’s because children learn early that there are ‘rules’ to follow. But when it comes to expressing yourself, you can invent your own rules. You can change them, you can stretch them, or you can ignore them all and dive headfirst into the unknown."

      Official Website with more information on Peter Reynolds, his art and books.

      Watch Peter Draw

      Join the Judy Moody Fan Club!! Even if no one would ever describe you as moody, you can be a part of the club! Any comments on this page, my review or whatever

        0 of 8192 characters used
        Post Comment

        • Lewister profile image
          Author

          Susan 4 years ago from Texas

          @anonymous: I haven't found any evidence of one. I'm not sure the first one did well enough at the box office and the girl playing Judy is too old to do so again, so it'd have to be a whole new cast.

        • profile image

          anonymous 4 years ago

          dose anyone know if there is another movie coming out i loved!!! the first one

        • profile image

          anonymous 4 years ago

          some people think i am just like judy moody but we look nothing alike i have brown hair brown eyes curly hair tan skin and i am short

        • profile image

          anonymous 4 years ago

          i alreeady read all the books :p

        • profile image

          mouse1996 lm 4 years ago

          I have wanted to read these books because I want to write in this genre and best way to improve on your work is to read the best. Great lens.

        • profile image

          anonymous 5 years ago

          i am the biggest fan of yours i am sending you a letter isn't that totally rare

        • profile image

          anonymous 5 years ago

          rare judy I read all of your books they are rare.They are famous books to me.I am your fan. ps. tell stink why is he as a name call stink

        • Paul Ward profile image

          Paul 6 years ago from Liverpool, England

          Wonderful lens! Judy Moody bookks on the present list from now on.

        • lasertek lm profile image

          lasertek lm 6 years ago

          My daughter is a Judy Moody fan.

        • profile image

          anonymous 6 years ago

          I can't wait for the movie! There's lots of fun extras on the Facebook page! http://www.facebook.com/JudyMoodyMovie

        • FlynntheCat1 profile image

          FlynntheCat1 7 years ago

          Heh, and blessed by an Angel again, I like the polls and extra bits!

        • Stazjia profile image

          Carol Fisher 7 years ago from Warminster, Wiltshire, UK

          I shall now look out for these books. Blessed by an Angel.

        • profile image

          anonymous 7 years ago

          yo creo que the quedo muy bien la pagina yo no sé ingles asique lo escribo en castelleno

          el libro judy moody es muy entrete. chau a todos.

        • Eklectik1 profile image

          Eklectik1 8 years ago

          One of my daughters favorite. Great lens.

        • TreasuresBrenda profile image

          Treasures By Brenda 8 years ago from Canada

          Great lens on a children's favorite. Blessed by an Angel.

          Brenda

        • OhMe profile image

          Nancy Tate Hellams 8 years ago from Pendleton, SC

          I love the Judy Moody stories and the illustrations. She always makes my mood turn a little happier. Fun books and great squitlit. Lensrolling to mine.

        • profile image

          WhitePineLane 8 years ago

          Love, love, love this lens! One of the best I've ever seen! (And Judy Moody rocks!)

        Click to Rate This Article