Judy Moody Declares Independence

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Candlewick Press, 2007 - Juvenile Fiction - 144 pages
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"This delightful book will inspire children to write their own declarations of independence complete with ‘alien’ rights and the ‘purse’ of happiness." -- SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL
Hear ye! Hear ye! Everyone knows that Judy Moody has a mood for every occasion, and now a visit to Boston has put her in a revolutionary frame of mind! Unfortunately, a protest for more allowance in the form of a Boston Tub Party only has her dad reading the riot act. But luckily a crisis involving her brother, Stink, allows Judy to show her courageous quick thinking -- and prove her independence after all!

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User Review  - eschoe1 - LibraryThing

I liked this book. The language was very age appropriate and fun for a child to read. After Judy tries to convince her parents to give her more independence she asks child like questions: "So I can ... Read full review

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User Review  - hhuget - LibraryThing

Part of the Judy Moody chapter series, this book has Judy go on a history adventure to declare independence from her parents. Funny and easy to read, many students (both boys and girls) could get engaged with this story and learn some interesting history lessons along the way. Read full review


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Megan McDonald is the author of the awardwinning JUDY MOODY, JUDY MOODY GETS FAMOUS!, JUDY MOODY SAVES THE WORLD!, JUDY MOODY PREDICTS THE FUTURE, and JUDY MOODY, M.D.: THE DOCTOR IS IN! She says, "Judy is already an independent thinker, and so it was natural that she would write her own Declaration of Independence -- declaring independence from brushing her hair, little brothers, and bedtime. When writing JUDY MOODY DECLARES INDEPENDENCE, I walked the Freedom Trail with my editor one snappy-cold October day and filled myself up with Revolutionary history. And guess what? There really is a musical toilet! No lie!"

Peter H. Reynolds is the illustrator of all six Judy Moody books. He says, "My work with children in the past twenty years has very much been around the theme of self-determination. JUDY MOODY DECLARES INDEPENDENCE is about exactly that -- learning how to think for oneself. This newest Judy-jaunt is a tribute to the independent spirits we hope to inspire, and her antics are sure to get readers in a mood to celebrate original thinking. I love Judy's feisty and creative spirit. She and her friends are like family to me now."

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