Judy Moody and Stink: The Wishbone Wish

by Megan McDonald

illustrated by Peter Reynolds

Judy Moody Stink The Wishbone Wish

We love Judy Moody and Stink, they are just a fun-loving family. The number 1 think I love about these sibling duo is that they fight just like real siblings do. They are fighting one minute and back to being each other’s number 1 best friend the next. They have each others back and are always there to lend a hand when the other needs it. Judy Moody and Stink: The Wishbone Wish is a festive Thanksgiving book that has these 2 adorable book characters competing in a school competition to win parts of a Thanksgiving dinner. Judy has been training a lot and is so sure she is going to win the grand prize of the Thanksgiving turkey that she tells her Grandma not to buy one this year. Judy and Stink are showing signs of the times by drinking coconut water and eating healthy foods. If you are looking for a cute read aloud to add to your Thanksgiving holiday book list grab a copy and have some laugh out loud fun!

summary: On your mark, get set, Gobblers-a-Go-Go! Judy swears she’ll win the race for a Thanksgiving turkey (though Stink has his doubts) in this full-color Moody adventure.

The town’s annual Turkey Trot race and festival is coming up, and Judy and Stink are training to win. Judy has decided that she is going to take home the big prize: a fat, juicy turkey. They can taste it already: the moist turkey, the hot gravy, the savory stuffing, the cranberry sauce! Beep! Beep! Beep!That’s the sound of Stink’s Rapidfire Ultra XE611M25 stopwatch going off as Judy and Stink hop, crawl, and climb toward race day. But what if they don’t win a mouthwatering bird? What then? Flying turkey gizzards! Will the Moody family end up starving on T-day, like ye pilgrims of olde, or will Grandma Lou cook up a tasty Franksgiving solution?

thank you Candlewick, Megan McDonald and Peter Reynolds for allowing us to review Judy Moody and Stink: The Wishbone Wish. All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the free book.

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Journey

There are so many amazing wordless picture books. I love using wordless books with kids of all ages. The story can become their own. They can use the illustrations to create their own story. The younger kids can use the wordless picture book to really take a look at the book and tell you what they think the book or each picture is about and trying to say.

My girls loved creating stories with their wordless books. I wrote a whole college paper for my children’s lit class about how wordless books create “writers” and “readers”.

Journey

illustrated by Aaron Becker

A 2014 Caldecott Honor Book

journey

Journey is kind of modern-day Harold and the Purple Crayon but with way better illustrations according to my 8-year-old. Journey follows a girl who is bored and maybe a bit lonely. Her mom is busy on the phone and making dinner, dad is on the computer and big sister is busy playing a game or texting. So she goes to her dark room and is sad. She stumbles upon a red marker and creates a door on her wall. From that door she begins a journey that will take her a magic carpet ride, down a river, through a forest and a castle moat maze. She hops aboard a hot air balloon and more.

Journey is such a great story that kids (and adults) will enjoy. Journey is one of the picture books that has great detail in the illustrations.  Journey has many objects that kids will recognize right away, while a few might take a bit of time. Follow along 1 girls journey to fun and maybe even friendship.