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School Library Journal - 06/01/2014 Gr 1–3—In the 12th book of the popular series, Judy dares herself to try out a new mood. It's Backwards Day, so she spreads good cheer, smiles at everyone, and is nice to her stinky little brother. - Copyright 2014 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.
Booklist - 07/01/2014 Inspired by the success of her school’s Backwards Day, Judy dares herself to stay in a good mood for an entire week. That’s seven days of a tidy room, neatly done hair, homework done early, and absolutely no roaring or stomping. Only her new obsession for finger knitting is keeping her from breaking her good mood challenge. Still, she manages to stay cheerful when her parents refuse to buy her more yarn. But this new Judy is so different and normal—boring even—that brother Stink and her friends are convinced she has been replaced by an alien. When Judy’s knitting threatens to take over her house, she uses a giant ball of yarn to surprise the class in a stunt that reassures her friends that she is the same old Judy. McDonald’s peppy writing, with an undercurrent of understanding and sympathy for irrepressible Judy’s struggles, and Reynolds’ energetic line drawings make for another winning entry in this popular series. - Copyright 2014 Booklist.