Judy Moody, mood Martian

Megan McDonald

Sound recording - 2014

When it is "Backward Day," Judy must turn her usual sour mood upside down and be happy and nice for a change.

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McDonald, Megan. Judy Moody ; no. 12.
Grand Haven, Michigan Brilliance Audio p2014.
Physical Description
2 audio discs (CD) (approximately 2 hr., 11 mins.) : digital, stereo ; 4 3/4 in
Main Author
Megan McDonald (author)
Other Authors
Barbara Rosenblat (narrator)
Review by Booklist Reviews

Rosenblat gives a lighthearted performance as the narrator of this installment in the Judy Moody series. In Rosenblat's skilled hands, Judy sounds like a perfectly petulant preteen, as she fights her natural inclination for bad moods and tries to maintain a good mood for seven whole days. Judy's little brother, Stink, comes across as the cartoonish ideal of an annoying sibling, but he still manages to remain endearing. Rosenblat's spirited narration shifts effortlessly between unique voices for each character, from the quiet and prim perfection of classmate Jessica to the booming joviality of Judy's teacher, Mr. Todd. Judy Moody fans will be eager to give this one a listen, and those new to the series will be sure to fall in love with this hilarious story. Grades 2-4. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Review by School Library Journal Reviews

Gr 1–4—It's Backwards Day at school, and Judy Moody figures out the perfect way to be backwards. She'll wear matching clothes, brush her hair, laugh at her brother's jokes, and stay pleasant all day. Judy realizes this last element is a sure way to stay out of trouble in school, and so she challenges herself to stay in a good mood for one whole week. But she knows it's not going to be easy and decides to keep her plan a secret. She quizzes her friends on what puts them in a good mood, but ultimately, Judy will need to figure out what works best for her if she's going to reach her goal. Barbara Rosenblat's engaging performance will delight listeners, whether they are long-time fans or new to the series. She provides distinct voices for each character (her version of Stink is sure to elicit giggles) and voices the irrepressible Judy with energy and heart. Listeners will identify with Judy's struggles and may even be inspired to think of activities that will help them fight off their own bad moods.—Amanda Raklovits, Champaign Public Library, IL [Page 60]. (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Honoring Backwards Day, Judy Moody uncharacteristically dresses neatly, turns her frown upside down, makes lemonade out of lemons and is kind to her stinky little brother, causing her friends to worry that she is actually an imposter. Simultaneous.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

&;Peppy writing...and energetic line drawings make for another winning entry in this popular series.&; &;BooklistWill the real Judy Moody please stand up? In honor of Backwards Day, Judy Moody double-dares herself to become a NOT moody, cool-as-a-cucumber Queen of the Good Mood for one whole week. But when her combed hair, matching outfits, and good moods hang around for days after, her friends begin to worry. Could this smiley Judy be an imposter?