Monday, July 21, 2014

Judy Moody and Stink

I really want to encourage my kids to read. We have books all over the house and I really love that my oldest is getting into reading a lot more lately. The Judy Moody & Stink series is great for kids and I was thrilled when I was asked to share them with you guys.

I was surprised to learn that there are over 20 books in the series. I knew of a few books, like the ones we had but didn’t know there were that many. I think it’s really cool. One of the favorite books that we received was the Judy Moody was in a Mood. It just simply is a good book. It also teaches a lesson in each one. So it’s not just for fun, it’s for learning too. Megan McDonald does a great job at keeping kid’s attention.

"Judy Moody was in a mood. Not a good mood. A bad mood. A mad-faced mood."

To start, Judy Moody doesn't have high hopes for third grade. Her new desk won't have an armadillo sticker with her name on it. Her new classroom will not have a porcupine named Roger. And with her luck, she'll get stuck sitting in the first row, where Mr. Todd will notice every time she tries to pass a note to her best friend, Rocky. An aspiring doctor, Judy does have a little brother who comes in handy for practicing medicine, a cool new pet, and a huge Band-Aid collection.

Judy also has an abundance of individuality and attitude, and when Mr. Todd assigns a very special class project, she really gets a chance to express herself! Megan McDonald's spirited text and Peter Reynolds's wry illustrations combine in a feisty, funny first chapter book for every kid who has ever felt a little out of sorts

If your child or you know of a child that is into books big time here is a great chance to look really cool.

From June 9 – July 31, consumers will see Judy Moody and Stink (the series’ main characters) featured on Borden milk labels alongside Elsie, and will have the chance to enter unique codes found on specially marked Borden half gallons to download exclusive Judy Moody and Stink short stories and activities at Fans can also enter the Way-Cool Sweepstakes for a chance to win the entire Judy Moody and Stink collection (20+ books) signed by the author and illustrator, and other fun prizes.

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  1. Thanks for sharing your heart. I hAve been inspired to share my journey with Huntingtons disease.

  2. These books sound really quite wonderful! I'm so lucky as I have loved reading my whole life! I do not understand why children need to be encouraged to read! The imagination can be let loose and "friends" can be made by just opening a book! Reading has gotten me through a whole lot of situations and troubles as entered maturity. What's not to love?

  3. These are great books and my children love to read! They are in a summer reading program at our local library and they have read a couple of these books and enjoyed them!