My name is Ivie and I am a twelve year-old living in the San Gabriel Valley. As Guest Reviewer for Good Reads With Ronna, I have read both The Judy Moody Mood Journal as well as Judy Moody’s Double-Rare Way-Not-Boring Book of Fun Stuff to Do by Megan McDonald. Together or apart, these books are inspirational with added humor and very hard to put down. The books seemed short when you are reading them, and make you want to continue reading.
Judy Moody’s Double-Rare Way-Not-Boring Book of Fun Stuff to Do is fun-filled and helps make children want to write. The book is hilarious and filled with numerous to-do activities such as making your own fortune cookies and giving your pet a makeover. The crossword puzzles, jokes, and other fun activities make kids easily laugh, and are fun to read.
The Judy Moody Mood Journal is also terrific. With the release of these two books, the popular Judy Moody series has taken a step forward from being just a book series, to an exciting, new way for kids to express their feelings and moods! Writing about how I felt every day was really enjoyable and a fun activity. It gives kids ideas of how to start off writing in their journals. For example, “What mood are you in on the first day of school?” and “Write about a funny thing you did with your friend.” Also, there are a lot of blank pages where you can write your own thoughts and express your own feelings.
I would highly recommend these two books as a birthday gift or just good, fun reading and writing. In my opinion both books are great for kids from 2nd grade through 5th grades.