Judy Moody #16: Judy Moody in a Monday Mood – Megan McDonald

Illustrations – Peter H. Reynolds

Did you know that most people don’t smile for the first time on a Monday until after 11am?

Judy is having a grouchy, no smile Monday until she notices something different about her classroom. The bulletin board doesn’t have a rainbow of paper crayons on it today. They’ve been replaced by bubble wrap animals.

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Not that kind.

Mr. Todd informs his class that today they’ll be celebrating Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day, and what could turn a glum day into a fun day quicker than bubble wrap?

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Her Monday frown now turned upside down, Judy comes up with a brilliant idea: why not find something new to celebrate every day!

What follows is a wacky week featuring rat stew, ice cream for breakfast and fun facts. 

“Can you believe Bubble Wrap started out as wallpaper?” 

I loved Mr. Todd’s tie. Accessorising bubble wrap style is right up my alley. 

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Be on the lookout for a pig called PeeGee WeeGee and Ninja Squirrel.

If you want to celebrate the weird and the wonderful, a good place to find inspiration is Days of the Year.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Once Upon a Blurb

For anyone who has ever had the Sunday night blues, Judy declares that every day can be a holiday if you just find something to celebrate. Happy National Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day, anyone?

Crumbs! Why can’t every day be Saturday?

Judy Moody is Monday-morning mopey. Another week in her same-old seat at her same-old desk in her same-old school. Even worse, there aren’t any days off from school for ages. But when she steps into Class 3T, Judy’s Monday frown turns upside down. Pop! Pop! Pop-pop-pop! Mr. Todd is making Monday special by celebrating Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day (no lie)! This gives Judy an idea that just-might-maybe turn her week around: why not make every day of the week a holiday? But after she and her friends come up with a week’s worth of wacky celebrations, from feeding ninja squirrels to honoring National Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbour’s Porch Day, will the weekend be one big letdown?

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