Judy Moody and Stink: The Big Bad Blackoutby Megan McDonald, Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator)
Judy and Stink and the whole Moody family hunker down with beans and batteries, ready to wait out the storm. But along with massive rain and strong winds, Hurricane Elmer throws down ghosts, squirrels, and aliens. Spooky! Just/b>
Hold on to your umbrella and stock up on marshmallows — Judy and Stink face wicked weather in their third full-color adventure.
Judy and Stink and the whole Moody family hunker down with beans and batteries, ready to wait out the storm. But along with massive rain and strong winds, Hurricane Elmer throws down ghosts, squirrels, and aliens. Spooky! Just when things couldn’t possibly get any freakier — flicker, flicker, gulp! — the lights go O-U-T out. The Moodys are smack-dab in the middle of a big bad blackout! Grandma Lou proposes musical board games and some good old-fashioned storytelling. Will Hurricane Elmer go down in Moody family history as bad news, a happy memory, or simply an LBS (Long Boring Story)?
Gr 1–3—In this third, full-color installment in the series featuring the Moody siblings, a blackout encourages the whole familyto discover activities that don't require electricity.
It's hurricane season in Virginia, and Stink and Judy Moody are in for some dark nights. The Moodys are stuck in their house with no electricity when Hurricane Elmer strikes. What could be challenging turns into an enjoyable few days, especially when Grandma Lou joins the family with Gert, her kayak, and an assortment of animals she has taken in for friends who could not take them to the shelter. Losing power is nothing new to these hearty residents of the Virginia Beach area. Grandma is soon cooking food over a fire in the fireplace, and Stink is imagining himself a pioneer like his hero (and latest obsession), Abraham Lincoln. The nights are filled with board games played like musical chairs, switching games when the music from the old-time (presumably battery-operated) CD player changes, and listening to stories. Sometimes they read aloud, but the best part is telling stories. Whether it's a story about a special chicken, a disastrous hurricane wedding or Judy's Mr. Drybones story, everyone enjoys the time together. Readers of this fine series will enjoy the full-color illustrations and the little rain clouds above the page numbers. New fans can join in the fun—no need to have read the earlier books to enjoy this newest one. A cozy, comfortable book for a rainy night. (Fiction. 5-9)
With its amusing story and color illustrations, this chapter book will please many transitional readers, even those reading the Judy Moody & Stink series for the first time.
Meet the Author
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 books about Ant and Honey Bee, and many other books for children. She lives in Sebastopol, California.
Peter H. Reynolds is the illustrator of the Stink and Judy Moody books and the author-illustrator of The Dot, Ish, Sky Color, So Few of Me, The North Star, and Rose’s Garden. Born in Canada, he now lives in Dedham, Massachusetts.
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A Glowing Review for a Glowing Book, Literally! Judy Moody & Stink: The Big Bad Blackout is a thrilling and humorous story about a family in the midst of a giant storm which causes a blackout. This book contains ten chapters with three of them being surprising, amusing stories told by the characters: Dad, Mom, Judy, Stink, and Grandma Lou. I liked this book because of the funny characters. The author’s writing style made the blackout extra exciting! One chapter, called “The Ghost of Weejie,” is a silly part of the book in which Judy and Stink play a board game. The two characters think there is a ghost in the fortune teller game they are playing, because it predicts that they will have no school the next day. Eerily, at that moment, Mom walks into the room and says, “Guess what, kids? No school tomorrow either. I just got a robo-call on my cell phone from the superintendent’s office.” My favorite part was the chapter called, “Mr. Drybones and the Viper.” In it are two hilarious stories that I think other readers will also enjoy. As an added bonus to this dilemma in the dark, there are some surprises and jump scares throughout the book. A few of them really caught me off guard! This book receives a 5-star rating, since it is such a fun read! I especially enjoyed the “glow in the dark” front cover of the book, which really went well with the blackout scenario. I recommend this book to boys and girls ages 6-10 years old. It is a quick, easy chapter book that is manageable, even for the younger ages. So, if you’re in a blackout, grab a flashlight and read, Judy Moody and Stink: The Big Bad Blackout! This book truly is glowing! Reviewed by Brooke Z, age 8, Delaware Valley Mensa
Read almost all the other books and loved them cant wait to read this one.
It IS cool