Title: Judy Moody and the Bucket List
Author: Megan McDonald
Series: Judy Moody
Recommended for: kids in grades 3-5
Call Number/Link: J FICTION MCDONALD, M.
Discovering Grandma Lou’s mysterious “bucket list” of things that she wants to do in her lifetime, Judy Moody is inspired to create a list of her own goals, from learning to do a cartwheel to visiting Antarctica.
I was drawn in by the words Bucket List in the title. I wondered how my list might compare to Judy Moody’s.
As it turns out, we have different lifetime goals. At one time, I also hoped to learn to do a cartwheel, but I realized that was never going to happen. And Antarctica? brrrrrr. I would much rather visit France, Ireland, Scotland and/or Canada. (These trips would be funded by the lottery that I need to win very very soon.)
This was a cute book. It was realistic fiction that was actually realistic, except for Judy’s immediate mastery of the hepcat dictionary. I loved Grandma Lou. It also made me smile that the ride on the horse/donkey hybrid was so much better than the ride on the actual horse.