Posted April 20, 2009on:
Judy Moody Goes to College
Illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds
I’m pretty sure that I’ve got a good book in my hands if reading the Table of Contents makes me laugh. It wasn’t just a polite chuckle either, more of a gut-buster guffaw. I love Judy Moody, she is my kind of girl: speaks up for herself, has her own unique view of the world, is not afraid to call her brother Stink. In this book, #8 in the series, she makes college look like a walk in the park. No, she hasn’t grown up all of a sudden, she’s still in the 3rd grade, but a challenge with math lands her some tutoring from a college student who is for serious rad.
If you have never read a Judy Moody book (Where have you been?)you really need to do something about that. Funny word play, dead on sibling banter and laugh-out-loud situations abound in these books and the illos by Peter Reynolds add just what we need to appreciate Judy in all of her attitudes. I especially liked seeing Judy doing yoga (not yogurt) with her cat, Mouse.
Since I read my first (not boring) Judy Moody book, author Megan McDonald has been on my list of people I’d most like to meet. There’s a rumor that she is as moody as Judy, but I think she started that herself. No, really.
What do you think ‘funtrumptious’ might mean? Find out when the Runt Farm books arrive on the scene. Stay tuned and I’ll let you in on it right here.