Judy Moody and Stink: The Big Bad Blackout

Judy Moody and Stink: The Big Bad Blackout

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by Megan McDonald, Barbara Rosenblat
     
 

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Hold on to your umbrella and stock up on marshmallows—Elmer is coming to town! Hurricane Elmer, that is. Whoooo!

Judy and Stink and the whole Moody family hunker down with beans and batteries, ready to wait out the storm. Along with massive rain and strong winds, Elmer throws down ghosts, squirrels, and aliens. Spooky! Just when things couldn’t

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Hold on to your umbrella and stock up on marshmallows—Elmer is coming to town! Hurricane Elmer, that is. Whoooo!

Judy and Stink and the whole Moody family hunker down with beans and batteries, ready to wait out the storm. Along with massive rain and strong winds, 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!

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
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.
—Kirkus Reviews

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.
—Booklist Online

Children's Literature - Leona Illig
Judy, her brother Stink, and her Mom and Dad know that there is a big storm outside. But what they do not know is that the storm is about to turn into Hurricane Elmer, and their home is about to turn into a zoo. Judy, who is in the third grade, and Stink, who is a second-grader, are delighted when their elementary school in Virginia is closed because of the hurricane. And when Grandma Lou and some unusual, temporary pets (including a dog, a ferret, and a corn snake) come to stay with them to ride out the storm, the fun begins. Grandma teaches the kids how to have a good time with games as well as stories about farm life, ghosts, and hurricanes past—no electricity required. What makes this edition of the “Judy Moody & Stink” series stand out is the realism and originality of the characters and plot. There is plenty of humor, and it grows out of the natural interactions among the characters. Both children and adults are likely to find themselves laughing at the antics of Judy and her family. Engaging, colorful illustrations are sprinkled throughout, and readers will not want to miss the special effects on the book jacket. A thoroughly entertaining and amusing story of a modern day family—with some old-time values—this book will be enjoyed by Judy Mood and Stink fans everywhere. A list of activities that kids can play during a hurricane blackout is included. Reviewer: Leona Illig; Ages 7 to 10.
School Library Journal
06/01/2014
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.
School Library Journal - Audio
08/01/2014
Gr 1–4—Judy and her brother, Stink, find themselves with a few days off from school because Hurricane Elmer is about to roll through Virginia. Unexpected time off from school, hooray! But with no power? Uh-oh. What could they possibly do with no electricity and no television? The whole town is hunkering down because of the oncoming storm, and it turns out that Grandma Lou needs a safe place to stay, so she's coming to spend a few days with Judy and Stink. The Big Bad Blackout is a light-hearted story with a simple plot: Judy, her brother, and the rest of the family share scary stories in the dark, tell old family stories, and enjoy lots of laughs. The story is capably performed by Barbara Rosenblat. Students who enjoy the "Judy Moody & Stink" series won't be disappointed.—Jessica Gilcreast, Bedford School District, NH
Kirkus Reviews
2014-02-19
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)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781480583597
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Publication date:
04/08/2014
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 5.50(h) x 5.50(d)
Age Range:
8 - 9 Years

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