Thursday, 23 February 2012

Around the World in 8 1/2 days with Judy Moody

This is in continuation to our earlier post about making Geography interesting for kids.

Around the World in 8 1/2 days is a book by Megan McDonald. The book is about Judy Moody, a grade three student who makes a new friend in school - Amy Namey. At first Judy doesn't like Amy, but a thought from her little brother Stink, makes Judy change her mind. Judy and Amy soon become best friends and members of the "My-name-is-a-poem" club.

As their friendship progresses, Judy, Amy and the other grade three students, take the reader through a journey around the world, which is their school project. Besides finding fun facts about different places in the world, the readers also learn about the importance of friendship.

Things like Bubblegum Alley, ABC (already been chewed gum), make your own gum kit and the pizza table tower keep the reader entertained and giggling, and make this book a fantastico (as Judy would say it) read for 5-7 year old children.

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