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Author: McDonald, Megan
Third grader Judy Moody is in a first day of school bad mood until she gets an assignment to create a collage all about herself and begins creating her masterpiece, the Me collage.
Judy Moody, No. 1
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 3.50
Points: 1.0 Quiz: 48375
|Reading Counts Information:|
Interest Level: 3-5
Reading Level: 3.40
Points: 5.0 Quiz: 21848
Common Core Standards
Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Key Ideas & Details
Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → Texts Illustrating the Complexity, Quality, & Rang
Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 2.RL Key Ideas & Details
Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 2.RL Craft & Structure
Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 2.RL Integration & Knowledge of Ideas
Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 2.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
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Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → Texts Illustrating the Complexity, Quality, & Rang
Grade 3 → Reading → RL Literature → 3.RL Key Ideas & Details
Grade 3 → Reading → RL Literature → 3.RL Craft & Structure
Grade 3 → Reading → RL Literature → 3.RL Integration & Knowledge of Ideas
Grade 3 → Reading → RL Literature → Texts Illustrating the Complexity, Quality, & Rang
Grade 2 → Reading → RF Foundational Skills → 2.RF Fluency
Grade 3 → Reading → RF Foundational Skills → 3.RF Fluency
Kirkus Reviews (04/15)
School Library Journal (07/00)
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (05/00)
Full Text Reviews:
Bulletin for the Center... - 05/01/2000 Third-grader Judy Moody lives up to her name in this beginning chapter book. Judy is moody about the first day of school after summer vacation, moody about being in a different class with a different teacher, and moody about her autobiographical “Me collage” assignment (she doesn’t have anything to put in the “THE WORST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO ME” space). Ably assisted by best friend Rocky, “pest friend” Frank, and younger brother Stinky, Judy navigates the moody muddy waters of third grade with a fair amount of grace. The humor is third-grade funny (the establishment of the TP Club requires an initiation that will have readers howling) and Judy, despite (or because of) her many moods, is a character with sass and style. Each chapter is amiably illustrated with black-and-white mixed-media (pen and ink, tea, watercolor) full-page and spot art that extends the friendly feeling of the humorous text. The catchy cutout cover and overall book design (large fonts, wide leading, generous borders) will appeal to young readers, and adults will welcome Judy to the readaloud shelf. - Copyright 2000 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois.
Booklist - 07/01/2000 Judy Moody is in a bad mood the first day of school, certain third grade won't be as fun as second. Being assigned a front-row seat, beside yucky Frank Eats-Paste Pearl, isn't encouraging, although things improve when her teacher assigns an intriguing Me collage, and Judy gets a new pet, a Venus Flytrap. There's always some trial to contend with, from pesky brother Stink to being the only girl at a birthday party, but sometimes the worst events--or people--turn out better than expected. Deceptively hefty, this beginning chapter book features large type; simple, expressive prose and dialogue; and plenty of child-appealing humor. Children will enjoy lively Judy and her diverse hobbies and adventures with best-friend Rocky. They'll also like the witty, detailed drawings (especially the picture of Judy's unique collage, a nice activity idea), contributed by Peter Reynolds. An entertaining story that portrays challenges and pleasures from a kid's perspective, and shows how making the best of things can have surprising rewards. (Reviewed July 2000) - Copyright 2000 Booklist.