Judy Moody Gets Famous!

by Megan McDonald

Other authorsPeter H. Reynolds (Illustrator)
Paperback, 2010

Status

Available

Call number

813.6

Publication

Candlewick (2010), Edition: Reissue, 144 pages

Description

When a third grade classmate gets her picture in the paper for winning a spelling bee, Judy is determined to find a way to become famous herself.

User reviews

LibraryThing member AbigailAdams26
Feisty third-grader Judy Moody returns in this second chapter-book devoted to her adventures, discovering to her chagrin that she is the least famous member of the Moody household - unlike her younger brother, Stink, she has nothing to put on the refrigerator "Moody Hall of Fame" - and of Mr.
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Todd's class at school. How can Judy become famous? By discovering a cherry-pit from George Washington's famous cherry tree? By breaking a record in the Guinness Book of World Records? By entering her cat Mouse in a pet contest? Or by doing something completely unexpected...?

I enjoyed this follow-up to the first Judy Moody book, once again finding the eponymous young heroine an engaging blend of spunky rebel and essentially good-hearted young girl. It was interesting that when Judy eventually does get her fifteen minutes of fame, it is for something she does anonymously, to benefit others. I appreciated that, and I also appreciated Judy's decision to confess to Mr. Todd that she was the one responsible for the worm incident in class, not her rival Jessica. With an amusing story, an appealing cast of characters, and entertaining illustrations, this series is a great pick for beginning chapter-book readers in the market for girl characters with... character.
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LibraryThing member dhunt706
Another cute Judy Book. This one is as good as the first although we aren't past the first half yet. I want to get back to this one!!
LibraryThing member mcrook
Judy want so desperately to be famous - have her name in the paper. She is jealous because her brother has special achievements mounted on the refrigerator all the time and she doesn't. She decides to find something she can be famous at. The end is delightful and we learn that being "famous" takes
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on all shapes and forms.
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LibraryThing member peanut403
i like this book but the book was to boring sorry but that not the problem
LibraryThing member 4dLaura
The main character is Judy Moody. She is asking every one if they have been on TV or in a new paper everyone says yes. She wants to get famous. The story is exiting because i don't know what will hapen.
LibraryThing member janique
When a third grade classmate gets her picture in the paper for winning a spelling bee, Judy is determined to find a way to become famous herself.She is jealous because her brother has special achievements mounted on the refrigerator all the time and she doesn't. She decides to find something she
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can be famous at. The end is delightful and we learn that being "famous" takes on all shapes and forms.At the back of the book are some activities for children to do, as well as some information about the author and illustrator. There are also a couple of web addresses for children to access more information.
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LibraryThing member A.Pilgrim
When a third grade classmate gets her picture in the paper for winning a spelling bee, Judy is determined to find a way to become famous herself. Hilarious hijinks ensue, but Judy soon learns that celebrity can take many different forms.
LibraryThing member msmunky
Summary:
I found this book to be a very entertaining book for girls. It is about a third grade girl named Judy. Judy becomes very jeolous of her classmate Jessica who wins the spelling bee and gets her name and picture on the front page of the newspaper. She feels very deprived when her brother
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receives special recognition for things all the time and has the refrigerator covered with his fame. Judy is determined that she is going to become famous and with determination on her mind there is not stopping her. Judy quickly learns that being "famous" can take on many different meanings. She became famous in a different form than what she had originally planned.
Critique
This was an exciting, eventful chapter book that youg girls would devinitely enjoy. The text kept you wondering what was Judy going to do next and was it going to work or be a flop. Jeolousy is something that everyone struggles with in some form or fashion and we have to learn to cope with that, especially if we have sibblings. At th end of the book, there are websights for different activities for children to enjoy. The pictures were well illustrated and fun to look at. This was a good book that was very easy to read.
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LibraryThing member 5c.library
This book is funny and is a brilliant read. It is impossible to put down.
LibraryThing member Cottonwood.School
When a third grade classmate gets her picture in the paper for winning a spelling bee, Judy is determined to find a way to become famous herself.
LibraryThing member JenJ.
Judy Moody is back for more school adventures - one of Judy's classmates has become famous for winning a spelling bee and soon Judy's got a new goal: Get Famous! Of course, none of Judy's plans for getting famous work out exactly like she thinks they will, but there's tons of fun to be had along
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the way. Judy Moody is great for readers who are ready for their first chapter books and who like a good laugh.
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LibraryThing member eobend1
In my opinion, this is a very fun and engaging book for early-chapter book readers. I liked this book because the author’s language is fitting to the story and the characters in the story, and it is appropriate language for young readers. Judy uses the (invented) word, “famouser” to explain
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how she felt even more famous than several famous people, including Queen Elizabeth and Superman. While some might criticize the author’s vocabulary choices because a few words are not real words, I liked that the author chose imaginative words; I think it makes the story playful. Additionally, children who read “Judy Moody” books are at an age where they may often unintentionally make up a word, which is okay because they are developing learners. I also liked this book because of the characters, particularly Judy Moody. Judy Moody is a very entertaining character because her moods are unpredictable. The author does an excellent job of portraying Judy as a sassy, silly and spontaneous third grader. The big idea of this book is to teach readers that jealousy is an ugly trait to have.
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LibraryThing member sommerkirk
This realistic fiction is about a third grade girl, Judy, who wants to be famous for something. Judy get jealous because all of the people around her have won awards, Jessica for the spelling bee, even her little brother has won an award. Judy enters her cat into a show so that she could win
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something and be in the paper. However, this plan goes awry when Judy's cat jumps out of her arms in the photo. At the hospital Judy discovers that all of the dolls are all broken. She steals them and fixes them and then returns them. The newspaper thanks the mystery person for doing this, and Judy decides to ask for credit, and her parents are very proud of her and put her up on the wall of fame.
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LibraryThing member Salsabrarian
Narrated by Barbara Rosenblatt.Jessica Finch gets her picture in the paper after winning a spelling bee and Judy Moody is envious of her fame. Judy wants her moment in the spotlight, too, and she comes up with different ideas to achieve it, from claiming to have a cherry pit once owned by George
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Washington, to setting a world record as a human centipede (and breaking Frank’s finger in the process). While at the hospital with Frank, Judy discovers a collection of battered dolls in the children’s wing and comes up with a compassionate idea that inadvertently makes her famous, even though in the end no one knows it was her.Jessica Finch gets her picture in the paper after winning a spelling bee and Judy Moody is envious of her fame. Judy wants her moment in the spotlight, too, and she comes up with different ideas to achieve it, from claiming to have a cherry pit once owned by George Washington, to setting a world record as a human centipede (and breaking Frank’s finger in the process). While at the hospital with Frank, Judy discovers a collection of battered dolls in the children’s wing and comes up with a compassionate idea that inadvertently makes her famous, even though in the end no one knows it was her. Rosenblatt narrates with youthful energy and humor that matches Judy’s wacky plans and ambitions. Judy’s emotions, whether outrage or jealousy or happiness, are portrayed vividly.
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LibraryThing member Nicholepeterse
This is an adorable book about a third grader Named Judy moody who is jealous of her classmate for winning the spelling, Bee. She and her friends come up with some really cool ideas to help her become famous. One she takes her cat to a pet show and shows off that her cat can make toast. When she
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got second she had a picture of her elbow in the newspaper. she thought of other ways to brainstorm. While looking at the Guinness book of world records. she decided her and her friends would become the human centipede. During this, she broke her friend's finger. While at the hospital Judy meets a girl who had a heart transplant and was complaining about the dolls and how they are broken. Judy stole the dolls and fixed them up. she sent back the dolls and hoped no one would notice. The next day her story about the dolls was in the newspaper and she was very happy.

Use: I would use this as an independent reading book and I would use it as a whole class book and discuss how we could help others in real life just like Judy did in the book.

Media: This is a good use of realistic fiction because the book is relatable and all the events could happen in a third grader's life. The way Judy Acts is relatable to most children. there is also a family that is relatable too.
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LibraryThing member Pieper
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Review: This is an example of realistic fiction because it is a story that could happen in real life but the characters are not real. The characters are made out to be believable, however, the events that took place are not real.
Age Appropriateness: Intermediate
LibraryThing member GRgenius
Judy Moody is JEALOUS with a capital J when she finds out she's pretty much the only one she knows that hasn't been in the public's eye. She sets out to become famous, no...INFAMOUS...and in the process learns that sometimes it's the journey that's more important than the notoriety...though she'd
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still SERIOUSLY like a make up picture because the whole elbow thing, yeah, hard to tell whose it was!


**copy received for review
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Awards

Young Hoosier Book Award (Nominee — Intermediate — 2006)
Monarch Award (Nominee — 2007)
Sasquatch Book Award (Nominee — 2004)
Virginia Readers' Choice (Nominee — Elementary — 2004)
Golden Archer Award (Nominee — Intermediate — 2003)

Language

Original language

English

Original publication date

2001

Physical description

144 p.; 7.31 inches

ISBN

0763648531 / 9780763648534
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