~Book Reviews by Bri~ “Judy Moody, Mood Martian” by Megan McDonald


My Review:

It is backwards day and Judy Moody is challenged to be in a good mood.  Can she do it? Because she is always in a mood, Judy’s new positive attitude has her friends thinking she has been replaced by an alien.  But Judy knows that her finger knitting is the only thing keeping her mind busy and off of her crabby mood.

Judy Moody, Mood Martian by Megan McDonald is the 12th book in the series, but it can be read as a stand-alone.  It even has a Who’s Who in the beginning of the book to let you know who the characters are.  I thought the book was interesting because her friends though she was an impostor, and it was fun to read about Judy trying to keep her bad moods inside her.  This book was easy to read and is great for kids in elementary school.  I also liked that there were some pictures to go along with the story.

I would give Judy Moody, Mood Martian 4.5 stars and would like to read more books in this series because I really liked the characters in this book.



About the Book:

Amazon:  http://amzn.to/2veKggB


It’s Backwards Day, so Judy Moody double-dares herself to become Queen of the Good Mood for one whole week. Can she do it?

Will the real Judy Moody please stand up? In honor of Backwards Day, Judy Moody decides to turn that frown upside down, make lemonade out of lemons, and be nice to stinky little brothers. In fact, Judy becomes a NOT moody, cool-as-a-cucumber neat freak for one whole entire day. But when her combed hair, matching outfits, and good moods hang around for days after, her friends begin to worry. Could this smiley Judy be an imposter?



About the Author:

10 things you may not know about Megan McDonald

  • The first story Megan ever got published (in the fifth grade) was about a pencil sharpener.
  • She read the biography of Virginia Dare so many times at her school library that the librarian had to ask her to give somebody else a chance.
  • Megan had to be a boring-old pilgrim every year for Halloween because she has four older sisters, who kept passing their pilgrim costumes down to her.
  • Her favorite board game to play is the Game of Life.
  • She is a member of the Ice-Cream-for-Life Club at Screamin’ Mimi’s in her hometown of Sebastopol, California.
  • She has a Band-Aid collection to rival Judy Moody’s, including bacon-scented Band-Aids.
  • She owns a jawbreaker that is bigger than a baseball, which she will never, ever eat.
  • Like Stink, she had a pet newt that slipped down the drain when she was his age.
  • Megan often starts a book by scribbling on a napkin.
  • She was once the opening act for the World’s Biggest Cupcake!





Bri is ten years old and will be on her way to 5th grade in the fall.  She is an honor roll student and loves reading books when she has time.  She also enjoys baton twirling and dance.

She thought since Mom has a book blog, that she should also be able to share and write reviews as well.

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