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Judy Moody Declares Independence STK REP Edition
Contributor(s): McDonald, Megan, Reynolds, Peter H. (Illustrator)
ISBN: 153620076X     ISBN-13: 9781536200768
Publisher: Candlewick Pr
    OUR PRICE: $5.40  
Product Type: Paperback
Published: April 2018
Annotation: When a visit to Boston spurs Judy's interest in Revolutionary heroes and heroines, she's soon on a quest for more independence in this hilarious new episode from Megan McDonald and Peter H. Reynolds. Huzzah!

She, Judy Moody, would hereby, this day, make the Judy Moody Declaration of Independence. With alien rights and her own Purse of Happiness and everything.

Hear ye! Hear ye! Everyone knows that Judy Moody has a mood for every occasion, and now a visit to Boston has put our famous third grader in a revolutionary mood. When Judy meets an English girl named Tori at the Tea Party ship, she is gobsmacked to learn how many liberties her British friend enjoys — her very own phone, private loo, and pounds of allowance. When a day of cheerfully doing her chores doesn't earn Judy Moody more rights, and staging a revolt in the form of a tea-throwing Boston Tub Party has her dad reading the riot act, Judy is forced into temporary retreat. Who would guess that a real-life crisis involving her brother, Stink, would finally give Judy a chance to show her courageous quick thinking – and prove her independence, once and for all?
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Responsibility; Fiction.
Humorous stories.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Holidays & Celebrations | Patriotic Holidays
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Issues | Self-esteem & Self-reliance
- Juvenile Fiction | Family | Siblings
Dewey: [Fic]
LCCN: bl2018053444
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 3-4, Age 8-9
Series: Judy Moody
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Physical Information: 7.25" H x 5.50" W x 0.50" (0.35 lbs) 144 pages
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q37702
Reading Level: 3.2   Interest Level: Grades 3-5   Point Value: 5.0
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Contributor Bio(s): Megan McDonald is the author of the awardwinning JUDY MOODY, JUDY MOODY GETS FAMOUS!, JUDY MOODY SAVES THE WORLD!, JUDY MOODY PREDICTS THE FUTURE, and JUDY MOODY, M.D.: THE DOCTOR IS IN! She says, "Judy is already an independent thinker, and so it was natural that she would write her own Declaration of Independence — declaring independence from brushing her hair, little brothers, and bedtime. When writing JUDY MOODY DECLARES INDEPENDENCE, I walked the Freedom Trail with my editor one snappy-cold October day and filled myself up with Revolutionary history. And guess what? There really is a musical toilet! No lie!"

Peter H. Reynolds is the illustrator of all six Judy Moody books. He says, "My work with children in the past twenty years has very much been around the theme of self-determination. JUDY MOODY DECLARES INDEPENDENCE is about exactly that — learning how to think for oneself. This newest Judy-jaunt is a tribute to the independent spirits we hope to inspire, and her antics are sure to get readers in a mood to celebrate original thinking. I love Judy's feisty and creative spirit. She and her friends are like family to me now."

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2006 Spring)
After a trip to Boston's Freedom Trail, Judy proclaims her own independence; meanwhile, her parents question her maturity and Judy struggles to prove she's responsible. When her brother Stink forgets to get off the bus, Judy's quick thinking saves him and earns her the increased freedom she wants. The comical, fast-paced story includes bits of Revolutionary War history. Copyright 2006 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2005 June #4)
Favorite characters and unfolding plot lines will draw kids into a host of summer titles. Celebrating the 4th of July, Judy Moody Declares Independence by Megan McDonald, illus. by Peter H. Reynolds. Where else to set a tale about our nation's beginnings than in "Bean Town... the Cradle of Liberty, Birthplace of Ben Famous Franklin and Paul Revere.... `Boston rules,' " says Judy. Fans get a history lesson delivered with humor, as Judy petitions for her own freedoms-such as more allowance. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2005 August)
Gr 2-4-Judy Moody knows a lot about the American Revolution and is excited when her family takes a trip to Boston to visit the main sites along the Freedom Trail. The third-grader makes friends with a girl from England and gets a bit of the British perspective as well as a pen-pal relationship. The girls read some of Ben Franklin's sayings and make up their own, such as "Fish and little brothers stink after three days." Upon returning home, Judy declares freedom from hair brushing and the right to her own bathroom. Her final defiance, a Boston Tub Party, is amusingly depicted in a cartoon illustration across a spread. Black-and-white full-page and spot art done in watercolor, tea, and ink is scattered throughout the book. The jacket looks as if it were made from a brown paper bag and has red, white, and blue cutouts of stars. Independence is good for curricular ties to social studies units, and McDonald does a great job of transforming the concepts into familiar concerns. Read aloud or alone, this delightful book will inspire children to write their own declarations of independence complete with "alien" rights and the "purse" of happiness.-Sharon R. Pearce, Chippewa Elementary School, Bensenville, IL Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.