Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Judy Moody And The Bad Luck Charm

Judy Moody And The Bad Luck Charm
By: Megan McDonald
157 Pages
Ages: 6-9

The lucky penny in Judy Moody’s pocket sure does seem to be working. She can’t stop winning — at bowling, spelling, the unbeatable Prize Claw, everything! For sure and absolute positive, she’ll ride that wave of good fortune all the way to Washington, D.C. Watch out, District of Cool, here comes Judy Moody, the luckiest kid ever, until . . . oh, no! Her lucky penny just did a belly flop into a porcelain bowl of yucky, blucky UNluck. Has the coin’s magic gone kerflooey? Are some people, like Jessica Finch or Stink, destined to have all the luck, while she, Judy Moody, gets stuck with a yard full of three-not-four leaf clovers, a squealing potbellied pig in an elevator, and a squashed penny with cooties? --bn.com

At the skating rink with her Grandma, Judy gets a penny imprinted with a four-leaf clover and a horshoe. And just like that, she has a lucky penny! Judy is convinced it's her lucky penny that allows her to win The Claw game- three times! She's convinvec it's behind her finding $10.00. But, everything changes when her lucky penny accidently fall in the toilet.

Judy wants to win the 3rd grade spelling bee so she Washington, D.C. Sadly, she loses and bids farewell to visiting the city. Or does she? When the winner Jessica asks Judy to watch her pet pig while she's at the spelling bee, Judy finds herself going to Washingfun D.C. (District of Cool) after all.

This book was a fun read. Judy Moody is a beloved character for good reason. Judy is a fun person to travel anywhere with.

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