Judy Moody and Friends: Rocky Zang in The Amazing Mr. Magic (Book #2)

Overview

Rocky is perfecting the tricks for his magic show when Judy Moody offers to be his assistant. Rocky agrees, but it turns out that Judy — or Stella the Spectacular as she calls herself — is the most UN-spectacular assistant ever. When she gets ketchup all over the magic rabbit, the Amazing Mr. Magic has had enough! Is Rocky’s magic good enough to mend his and Judy’s friendship? From Megan McDonald comes a Judy Moody story just right for newly independent readers.
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Overview

Rocky is perfecting the tricks for his magic show when Judy Moody offers to be his assistant. Rocky agrees, but it turns out that Judy — or Stella the Spectacular as she calls herself — is the most UN-spectacular assistant ever. When she gets ketchup all over the magic rabbit, the Amazing Mr. Magic has had enough! Is Rocky’s magic good enough to mend his and Judy’s friendship? From Megan McDonald comes a Judy Moody story just right for newly independent readers.
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McDonald gives emerging readers their own series that offers the same realism and zany humor as her previous "Judy Moody" books. Madrid’s digital illustrations are clearly based on those created by Peter H. Reynolds; they are in full color and in great abundance, which helps support and engage brand new readers. ... This new series will be a welcome addition to the library and a great stepping stone to McDonald’s original chapter book series.
—School Library Journal
School Library Journal
02/01/2014
K-Gr 2—McDonald gives emerging readers their own series that offers the same realism and zany humor as her previous "Judy Moody" books. Madrid's digital illustrations are clearly based on those created by Peter H. Reynolds; they are in full color and in great abundance, which helps support and engage brand new readers. In Pig Trouble, readers meet Jessica Finch, a friend of Judy Moody who loves pigs and hopes to get one as a pet for her upcoming birthday. Jessica asks Judy to snoop around and find out what her birthday present will be and is upset when she does not help her. When Judy later appears at the birthday party with a baby potbellied pig, Jessica realizes that Judy is her best friend ever. In Mr. Magic, Rocky Zang's magic is less than amazing, and Judy, also known as "Stella the Spectacular," is anything but a spectacular magician's assistant. Judy must learn to be a good friend and help the Amazing Mr. Magic put on a terrific backyard show. This new series will be a welcome addition to the library and a great stepping stone to McDonald's original chapter book series.—Janene Corbin, Rosebank Elementary School, Nashville, TN
Children's Literature - Phyllis Kennemer
Rocky Zang is an aspiring magician. Unfortunately, most of his tricks are too amateurish to be amazing. He fails three times to determine the card that his friend Judy Moody pulls from the deck. Undaunted, Rocky plans for his backyard magic show. Judy wears a feather and a boa and poses as his assistant, Stella the Spectacular. None of his neighborhood friends come to the show, so Stink, Judy’s brother, is the only one in the audience. After several disappointing sequences, Rocky pulls a stuffed rabbit covered in ketchup from a hat. Stink yells, “Vampire Rabbit” and runs home in fright. The next day Rocky asks Judy to let him use her newly earned dollar bill for a disappearing trick. It appears that the dollar is truly gone and Judy is very angry—until she discovers that this is one trick Rocky has perfected. Rocky and Judy remain best friends. The easy-to-read format and the colorful illustrations will appeal to readers ready for simple chapter books. Part of the “Judy Moody and Friends” series. Reviewer: Phyllis Kennemer, Ph.D.; Ages 6 to 9.
Kirkus Reviews
2013-12-01
Judy Moody for new readers is a miss. The original Judy Moody's target audience is new chapter-book readers, and there, she is a queen. In a new format aimed at newly independent readers, Judy is back with familiar characters: the titular Rocky Zang and, in a simultaneously publishing companion, Jessica Finch (Jessica Finch in Pig Trouble; 978-0-7636-7027-6). Both stories follow a similar plot trajectory--the main characters have a big idea (fledgling magician Rocky wants to work with Judy as his assistant, and pig-crazy Jessica wants a pot-bellied pig for her birthday) that falls flat when misunderstandings among Judy and her pals get in the way. Here, Rocky perfects a hidden-dollar trick that makes Judy mad. The back-cover copy assigns this book to ages 4-6, which is quite a stretch, especially in the occasional spreads in which text fills an entire page. The vocabulary can be a challenge, likely to frustrate the just-beginning reader. On just one page, readers must tackle assistant, clenched, amazing, Supersonic and Switcheroo, words that gear the title to a slightly more experienced audience. Fans will also be disappointed by the new illustrations. Gone are Peter Reynolds' deft, humorous lines, and here is Judy looking very different in brilliant full color. Fans tend to love things just the way they are, making this attempt to extend the brand down of questionable wisdom. (Early reader. 6-8)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763670283
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • Publication date: 2/11/2014
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 125,674
  • Age range: 4 - 6 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Megan McDonald
Megan McDonald is the creator of the popular and award-winning Judy Moody and Stink series. She is also the author of three Sisters Club stories, two stories about Ant and Honey Bee, and many other books for children. She lives in Sebastopol, California.

Erwin Madrid has worked as a visual development artist for the Shrek franchise and Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa. The illustrator of The Scary Places Map Book by B. G. Hennessy, Erwin Madrid lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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