Judy Moody: Around the World in 8 1/2 Days (Judy Moody Series #7)

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A brand-new friend and a big class project put Judy in an international mood in this comical new adventure.

Judy Moody cannot believe her ears. There at the lunch table, a girl called Amy Namey is interviewing Judy's best friends, Rocky and Frank. Even worse, Amy is dressed like Nellie Bly, daredevil woman reporter, much like Judy's emulation of a certain woman doctor. Is this clipboard-carrying girl destined to be Judy's new best enemy? Or new best friend? Judy Moody finds some...

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Overview

A brand-new friend and a big class project put Judy in an international mood in this comical new adventure.

Judy Moody cannot believe her ears. There at the lunch table, a girl called Amy Namey is interviewing Judy's best friends, Rocky and Frank. Even worse, Amy is dressed like Nellie Bly, daredevil woman reporter, much like Judy's emulation of a certain woman doctor. Is this clipboard-carrying girl destined to be Judy's new best enemy? Or new best friend? Judy Moody finds some unexpected potholes on the path to friendship as Class 3T takes a whirlwind tour of the globe, investigating everything from tooth-brushing sticks in Yemen to an Italian "spider dance" along the way. Fans will cheer as Judy finally masters the challenge of making new friends and keeping the old — for sure and absolute positivo!

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On a class trip around the world, the intrepid Judy Moody learns secrets of international oral hygiene, Italian "spider dance" choreography, and the perils of first impressions. A wise and whimsical story perfectly matched by Peter Reynolds's lighthearted drawings.
Publishers Weekly
It's the fifth adventure for that one-of-a-kind third-grader: Judy Moody: Around the World in 8 1/2 Days by Megan McDonald, illus. by Peter H. Reynolds. As her class tours the globe and its diverse cultural traditions, Judy acquires a friend, Amy Namey (whose name also rhymes). But will Judy have to give up her uniqueness in the name of friendship? Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
Enter Amy, new girl in school, and suddenly Judy no longer feels unique as her friends, Rocky and Frank, comment on the similarities between the two girls. Although she is a bit resentful and hesitant at first, Judy Moody begins her friendship with Amy Namey because of their common interest in ABC (after been chewed) gum and their rhyming names. Amy invites Judy to join the My-Name-Is-a-Poem Club where members with rhyming names write to each other. As Judy and Amy's friendship grows, the "old" friendships become neglected. On Saturday, Judy opts not to join her friends at the Furs & Fangs pet store racing event in the morning. Instead she goes to Amy's house where the girls write postcards to members of the My-Name-Is-a-Poem Club and make chewing gum. Time passes by quickly and unfortunately, Judy forgets her scheduled afternoon meeting with Rocky, Frank, and Jessica to work on their class project about Italy, a part of the geography course, "Around the World in 8 Days." A rift between Judy and her friends about the Italy project develops, seriously affecting their presentation. The teacher, Mr. Todd, gives the group the opportunity to work out their conflict, and the presentation is extended a "½" day. Judy deals with making new friends and keeping the old friends in this fun and light story, which is a part of the "Judy Moody" series. 2006, Candlewick Press, Ages 7 to 9.
—Carrie Hane Hung
School Library Journal
Gr 3-4-Judy Moody's individuality is threatened when she meets fellow third-grader Amy Namey. Not only do they have first and last names that rhyme, but they also idolize pioneering women and have quirky collections. Just when the two strong personalities seem destined to collide, they hit it off. Much to the chagrin of Amy's best friends, Rocky and Frank, the girls join the "My-Name-Is-a-Poem Club" and become inseparable. When the entire third grade starts an assignment that will take them "Around the World in Eight Days," Judy's fascination with her new friend sparks a project-threatening feud with which many readers will identify. This book gives a humorous and familiar peek at the world through the eyes of a precocious third grader. It is filled with original, yet true-to-life characters who will make readers wish for a friend like Amy. The silly rhymes and wordplay are the perfect humor for young readers. Pen-and-ink cartoons add to the fun. An entertaining journey that will have easy-chapter-book readers lining up for the trip.-Heather Dieffenbach, Lexington Public Library, KY Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
School Library Journal - Audio
Gr 2–4—In this episode (Candlewick, 2010) of the series by Megan McDonald, Judy meets a new girl who is a lot like her. Amy Namey invites Judy Moody to join the exclusive "My-Name-Is-a-Poem Club," and soon Judy must learn to juggle old and new friends. Judy is supposed to be working on an Around-the-World class project tracking the path of Nelly Bly's historic journey with Rocky and Frank, and the boys begin to feel alienated. Judy's brother, Stink, serves as go-between in a she-said, he-said sequence that is spot-on and rendered with genuine humor and angst by narrator Barbara Rosenblat whose timing and skill allow her to capture the nuances of third graders. Their teacher's attempt to help Judy and her team mend their rift by extending the deadline for the project leads to a satisfactory conclusion. Kids will find themselves rooting for Judy and learning a bit of history at the same time.—Janet Thompson, Chicago Public Library, IL
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781455887118
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio
  • Publication date: 4/28/2012
  • Series: Judy Moody Series , #7
  • Format: Other
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 7.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Megan McDonald
Megan McDonald is the author of the bestselling Judy Moody series and its companion series starring Judy’s younger brother, Stink. She is also the author of the middle grade series the Sisters Club. Megan McDonald lives in Sebastopol, California.
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CHAPTER ONE

The girl had a notebook and a clipboard. The girl wore a blue plaid skirt like a school uniform, and not one but TWO watches. The girl had a pencil behind her ear. The girl looked very noticeable in her blue-green glasses.

The girl came over to Judy Moody's lunch table and plopped herself down right beside Judy's friends Rocky and Frank.

She, NOT Judy Moody, looked like she was in a reporter mood.

Who was this important-looking, glasses-wearing girl, anyway? Judy wondered.

"Amy Namey, Girl Reporter," said the girl. "What's the scoop?"

"Um . . . Screamin' Mimi's chocolate mud?" asked Judy.

"Not the ice-cream kind of scoop," said the girl. "The story kind of scoop. I'm a reporter," she said. "Like Nellie Bly, Daredevil Reporter."

She, Judy Moody, could not believe her ears.

Frank asked, "Is that like Elizabeth Blackwell, First Woman Doctor?"

Judy leaned in closer.

"Check!" said the girl. She wrote something on her clipboard. "I'm from Ms. Valentine's class, 3V. Can I ask you a few questions? For my newspaper?"

"You have your own paper?" asked Frank Pearl.

"Sure!" said the girl. Just then, Super-Important Girl Reporter held out a ketchup-bottle microphone.

"What's your favorite school lunch?" she asked. "Quesadilla pizza, popcorn chicken, or French toast sticks?"

"French toast is breakfast," said Judy.

"Pizza!" screamed Rocky and Frank at the same time.

"Check!" said the girl. She checked the paper on her clipboard.

"I pack my lunch," said Judy.

"How many times a week should the cafeteria have pizza?" she asked.

"Three," said Frank.

"Five!" said Rocky. "Every day! With extra cheese!"

"Check!" said the girl.

Who was this list-checking, clipboard-carrying Pizza Reporter, anyway? And why were Rocky and Frank, Judy's best-ever friends, talking to her?

"You can't really get us pizza every day for lunch," said Judy.

"Why not?" asked the girl. "My mom knows the lunch ladies. Besides, it's a free country."

"Hey! That's what you always say!" Frank said to Judy.

"Do not!"

"Do too!" said Rocky and Frank at the same time.

"Question Number Three," said the girl. "What else would you like to change about Virginia Dare School?" . . .

"No Pizza Reporters bugging us at lunchtime," said Judy. The girl stopped writing. The girl did not say "Check!"

In spite of herself, Judy got caught up in the moment. "Okay. I have an idea! For real!" said Judy. "Chew gum in school!" . . .

"I could work on my ABC gum collection at school," said Judy. "Start one under my desk. Not just at home on the lamp by my bed."

Girl Reporter was writing again.

"ABC stands for Already Been Chewed," said Judy.

"I know that," said the girl. "I collect gum too. I've been to the world's best-ever collection of ABC gum. The biggest in the world."

"Huh?" asked Judy.

"Sure!" said the girl. "Bubblegum Alley. It's in California."

"I went to Boston," said Judy.

"I saw it on summer vacation. You walk down this alley between two buildings and there's a Wall of Gum on each side. Chewed-up gum that people stuck there. Some even made pictures and stuff out of gum. I chewed five black gumballs from the machine they have there and added it to the wall."

"No way!" said Rocky.

"Way!" said the girl. "It's like a Gum Hall of Fame. Or a Gum Wall of Fame." The girl cracked herself up. . . .

"I have a picture of me standing in front of it," said the girl. "It was in my last issue of the paper. See?" She pulled out a page from the back of the clipboard.

"Whoa!" said Rocky. "Weird. Look at all that chewed-up gum!"

"Wow," said Frank. "You really were there!"

"I had my picture in the real newspaper once," said Judy.

"Yeah, your elbow," said Rocky. Frank and Rocky cracked up.

"Thanks for your ideas," said the girl. . . .

"Do real reporters wear pencils in their ears?" asked Frank.

"Check!" said the girl. She looked at both of her watches. "Later, alligators!" she called, tucking the pencil behind her ear.

"Wow!" said Frank. "That girl is just like you, Judy!"

"Nah-uh," said Judy.

"Yah-huh!" said Rocky and Frank together.

"You're like twins or something," said Frank.

"Two of a kind," said Rocky.

"Name one thing the same," said Judy.

"Amy Namey. Judy Moody. Her name rhymes. Your name rhymes. Same-same!" said Frank.

"So? She has long, not-messy hair and dimples. And she wears glasses," said Judy. "I don't wear glasses."

"She dresses up like Some Lady, First Woman Reporter," said Rocky.

"I only dressed up like Elizabeth Blackwell, First Woman Doctor, once."

"And she collects ABC gum and likes getting her picture in the paper," said Frank. . . .

"And she says weird stuff, like 'check,' all the time," Rocky added.

"I do not say weird stuff all the time," Judy protested.

"It's like they took a machine and made a copy," said Rocky.

"Maybe she's your clone!" said Frank.

"ROAR!" said Judy.

She, Judy Moody, liked being one of a kind. An original. Her mom said she was unique. Her dad said she was an individual. Mr. Todd said she was in a class by herself (even though there were twenty other kids in Class 3T!).

Being unique made Judy feel special. That's the way it is, was, and always would be. Should be.

Until now. Until Amy Namey, Gum-Chewing Girl Reporter, moved in.
Now she felt like a NOT-one-of-a-kind, machine-made copy. A two-of-a-kind, un-original, boring old not-stand-alone clone.

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JUDY MOODY: AROUND THE WORLD IN 8 1/2 DAYS by Megan McDonald. Text copyright © 2006 by Megan McDonald. Published by Candlewick Press, Inc., Cambridge, MA.

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  • Posted April 4, 2012

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    Cute children's book. My six-year-old daughter enjoyed it and la

    Cute children's book. My six-year-old daughter enjoyed it and laughed a lot. The author has a gift for getting into the mindsets of younger children. I think I would have to take an aspirin by the time my children got finished arguing like the ones in this book. But they argue in an amusing way. The author captures this age well.

    9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2009

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    this book is so good

    this a great book i used my whole afternoon to read this whole book and i had been sick that morning

    4 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2012

    Love

    Love it get it now right now go get it it us awsome

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2011

    Read it !

    I think this is a great series!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2008

    You might want to read this...

    This book is great--for second graders...Not all that great for me. It does use description but it is too immature for me. Words like, 'No fair!', 'Rare,' are often used and sooner or later get annoying to readers of Judy Moody.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2013

    Book

    This book is a good book for ages 7 to 11.
    If you would like to read about telling your futuer (and maybe even love) oops i have given to much away

    Over all it is preety good.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2011

    Judy Mody

    Judy Mody are great books i am in a higher grade level and i still like reading Judt Mody books

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2011

    Stink is A NICKNAME!!

    I luv the Judy Moody series and all of the people who think Stink is a weird name, it is! But, it's just a nickname! Stink's real name is James! Watch Judy Moody and the not bummer summer and u can c for yourself!
    By a fourth grader

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2011

    luv it

    first of all i love this book but thats not how you spell weird...stink isnt a weird name either
    cool book

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2011

    THIS REVIEW IS WRITTEN BY A 5TH GRADER

    This series is okay, they are a bit easy for me. Stink is such a werid name, if your name is stink, sorry but it is a odd name. Megan Mcdonald is a good author, shes creative and awesome at writing books on judy moody. I think the T.P. club, which is in one of the books, i think that it is werid.I would read judy moody predicts the future. Theres nine books in the judy moody series.READ ALL ABOUT ABOUT IT!!!!! From a unknown 5th grader.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2011

    My book

    This judy moody book was my best judy moody book yet i loved it .

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 17, 2011

    Toper

    See the movie. 5 stars for me. More books here to and more in 80 langes.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 13, 2011

    Thecowmoos5556

    Abcgum?cute idea

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2011

    best book ever

    this book is so amasing i think anyone should read this book

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2014

    Go out with me if you are boy and is 9or10 say i

    Hi

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2014

    AWSOME AWSOME

    I love this book it's great!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2013

    You anit bout sh*t

    I really do not want to read this book because it looks like a peice of sh*t.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2013

    Great! :)

    If you like family fun,silly sayings,Megan Mcdonald,and of course Judy Moody than this is the book for you! All though the sayings are silly sometimes they can get annoying. For example some of Judy's sayings are roar or rare and I find interesting but annoying.That is exactly why I rated it four stars. Besides the sayings I highly recomend this book if you have a third or fourth grade girl or boy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2013

    GOLD GOLD GOLD GLOD GOLD GOLD!

    Gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooollllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllddddddddddddddddddddddd!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2013

    Joody moody

    I love it

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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