Judy Moody Around the world in 8 1/2 days

Megan McDonald

Book - 2006

Judy Moody's new friendship with Amy Namey causes problems with her old friends and the school project they are working on together.

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Series
McDonald, Megan. Judy Moody ; #07.
Subjects
Published
Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press 2006.
Edition
1st ed
Language
English
Physical Description
157 p. : ill
ISBN
9780763648640
0763648647
0763628328
9780763628321
Main Author
Megan McDonald (-)
Other Authors
Peter H. (Peter Hamilton) Reynolds, 1961- (illustrator)
Review by Booklist Reviews

Gr. 2-4. 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. Like others in the series, this book features a reader-friendly format, on-target humor, and convincing depictions of third-graders in action at school and at home. Illustrations not seen. ((Reviewed August 2006)) Copyright 2006 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

It's the fifth adventure for that one-of-a-kind third-grader: Judy Moody: Around the World in 8 1/2 Days by Megan McDonald, illus. by Peter H. Reynolds. As her class tours the globe and its diverse cultural traditions, Judy acquires a friend, Amy Namey (whose name also rhymes). But will Judy have to give up her uniqueness in the name of friendship? Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Review by School Library Journal Reviews

Gr 3-4 Judy Moody's individuality is threatened when she meets fellow third-grader Amy Namey. Not only do they have first and last names that rhyme, but they also idolize pioneering women and have quirky collections. Just when the two strong personalities seem destined to collide, they hit it off. Much to the chagrin of Amy's best friends, Rocky and Frank, the girls join the My-Name-Is-a-Poem Club and become inseparable. When the entire third grade starts an assignment that will take them Around the World in Eight Days, Judy's fascination with her new friend sparks a project-threatening feud with which many readers will identify. This book gives a humorous and familiar peek at the world through the eyes of a precocious third grader. It is filled with original, yet true-to-life characters who will make readers wish for a friend like Amy. The silly rhymes and wordplay are the perfect humor for young readers. Pen-and-ink cartoons add to the fun. An entertaining journey that will have easy-chapter-book readers lining up for the trip. Heather Dieffenbach, Lexington Public Library, KY [Page 105]. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

A brand-new friend and a big class project put Judy in an international mood in this comical adventure.Judy Moody cannot believe her ears. There at the lunch table, a girl called Amy Namey is interviewing Judy's best friends, Rocky and Frank. Even worse, Amy is dressed like Nellie Bly, daredevil woman reporter, much like Judy's emulation of a certain woman doctor. Is this clipboard-carrying girl destined to be Judy's new best enemy? Or new best friend? Judy Moody finds some unexpected potholes on the path to friendship as Class 3T takes a whirlwind tour of the globe, investigating everything from tooth-brushing sticks in Yemen to an Italian "spider dance" along the way. Fans will cheer as Judy finally masters the challenge of making new friends and keeping the old — for sure and absolute positivo!