Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Book Review: A Fun Review from a Younger Neighbor Girl

We are traveling back in time this week as we are treated to a younger Neighbor Girl reviewing  the book Judy Moody Goes to College
Title: Judy Moody Goes to College (Book #8 in the Series)

Author : Megan McDonald

Illustrator : Peter Reynolds

Series: Judy Moody

Publisher: Candlewick Press

Reading Level: Ages 6-9

Year Published: 2010 - Reissued Edition
Description (from Amazon): Judy Moody is in a mood. Not a good mood. And definitely NOT a math mood. The substitute teacher in Class 3T thinks Judy's math skills need improving. So Judy has to start meeting with a math tutor. Does this mean flash cards? Does this mean baby games? Does this mean school on weekends? But when Judy meets her tutor — a sick-awesome college student with an uber-funky sense of style — and gets a glimpse of college life, Judy's bad math-i-tude turns into a radical glad-i-tude. Pretty soon, Judy's not only acing her math class; she's owning it. Time to say good-bye to Judy Moody, old skool third-grader, and say hello to Miss College! Small-tall upside-down backward non-fat capp with extra whip, anyone?

Clean Read? Yes.

Cool Mom Note: If you don't like kids with attitude, this won't be the right book for your child (you). Judy definitely has one most of the time. We talked about that when my daughter started reading the books. That being said, my daughter really enjoys the humor in the book. Two years later, this book has survived multiple times of thinning out our books - high praise in our home.

Disclosure: Neighbor Girl purchased this book, Judy Moody Goes to College, with her own money. We received no monetary or in-kind compensation for our honest review.

Be sure to visit both Megan McDonald's website and Peter Reynold's website both are refreshingly fun.

View Judy Moody Goes to College on Amazon

On another note, Don't forget to enter Jemima Pett's A to Z Giveaway and stay tuned for our exciting giveaway in May - below is a sneak peek picture!  Note: Both Giveaways have ended. Click here for a list of any current giveaways.

This post is part of Kid Lit Blog Hop #14

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  1. Awesome review! It makes me want to go out and buy the book. I bet my son would love this book. Thanks so much for the recommendation!

    1. You are welcome! Thanks so very much for stopping by, Lisa.

  2. I LOVE the Skype chat with the author idea for a giveaway! That is a great way to make a big impression. Thanks for linking this cute review into the KLBH! :)

    1. Thank you, snacksformax. We are excited about that giveaway! Thank you for hosting the KLBH!

  3. Judy Moody is quite popular in my school. I find her quite amusing myself, but you are right, she definitely has an attitude.

    Geo Librarian
    Kid Lit Blog Hop

    1. Hi, Heidi!

      Thank you for stopping by. She is amusing. We actually used this book for bedtime reading a few months ago - read a few chapters at a time and it was fun.

      Have a great day and thank you for hosting the Kid Lit Blog Hop.

  4. We havent started this series yet, but hae heard so much about it. Thanks for linking it on Blog Hop.

  5. Hi, Reshama!

    Thank you so very much for stopping by and for co-hosting the Kid Lit Blog Hop!

  6. Super duper adorable review award goes to Felicia. Gigi and I loved watching you, so eloquent. Thanks for a great review, and book recommendation. You have raised the bar for reviews, zoiks, we will have to get even more creative. Thanks for linking it in to the Kid Lit Blog Hop and right now I wish I was a class of kids so we could win your Skype interview... Best Wishes, Julie and Gigi

  7. Awww, thanks, Julie & Gigi!

    You CAN enter the giveaway - you can win the skype session for your family or give it away to a class. We still have to write our "fine print" :) We can't wait until Gigi does her own reviews - it will happen before we all know it.

  8. Yay Felicia!! She is a budding book review!!! LOVED watching that video! My daughter also really enjoyed reading the Judy Moody books. I think to give our girls some credit - they know when Judy is acting inappropriately (at least that's what I tell myself!) lol Thanks so much for linking into the Kid Lit Blog Hop once again and for being such a rockin' participant week after week. :)

  9. Thanks, Renee! We love the Kid Lit Blog Hop. I believe you are correct about our children. We are super mom's anyway, right? ;)

    I wish I could get her to do more of these. She reads soooo many books and has very strong opinions about them but getting a review out of her is difficult at best. I still don't know how I pulled this one off - there had to be some bribery involved. Hee hee.


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