Mini Review — Judy Moody and Friends: Prank You Very Much

Prank you very Much Judy MoodyJUDY MOODY AND FRIENDS: PRANK YOU VERY MUCH, by Megan McDonald and Erwin Madrid, Candlewick, March 10, 2020, Hardcover $12.99 and Paperback $4.99 (ages 4-6)

Prankenstein strikes again! The Summer Science Showdown is just around the corner, and Stink is positive that he has the recipe for a winning entry.

Judy takes one look at her busy brainiac brother and sees a situation ripe for a little mischief! Everyone knows that Judy has never met a practical joke she doesn’t like, and soon the Princess of Pranks is cooking up a recipe of her own. —Synopsis provided by Candlewick

My 6-year-old has been eyeing the stack of Judy Moody books sitting on our bookshelf for two years. She’s almost ready for them, but not quite yet.

Prank You Very Much is the first book we’ve read in the Judy Moody and Friends series (there are 12 so far), but my daughter is hooked. This series is perfect for newly independent readers. I was able to hand it off without any worries, and the giggles coming from the other room confirmed that it’s an engaging and entertaining read.

A few notes from my 6-year-old — “It’s so funny! The hand in the toilet prank is the best. I love the pictures.”

Learn more about Judy Moody.

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Jessica Harrison is the main reviewer behind Cracking the Cover. Prior to creating Cracking the Cover, Jessica worked as the in-house book critic for the Deseret News, a daily newspaper in Salt Lake City. Jessica also worked as a copy editor and general features writer for the paper. Following that, Jessica spent two years with an international company as a social media specialist. She is currently a freelance writer/editor. She is passionate about reading and giving people the tools to make informed decisions in their own book choices.

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