Glad to bring this new children’s book: a brilliant Fall/Thanksgiving-themed seasonal special and latest Judy Moody & Stink adventure from award-winning author/illustrator team Megan McDonald and Peter H. Reynolds, Judy Moody & Stink: The Wishbone Wish!
This children’s book (appropriate for ages 6-9) is not only a fun and funny Thanksgiving must-read for kids this year, but its central story line around the town’s annual Turkey Trot race and food drive is one that many children and families will relate to. With so many young people now getting involved in raising money for local food pantries and other charitable initiatives, Judy and Stink’s story about getting ready, set, gobblers-a-go-go for their local Thanksgiving Turkey Trot is a great way to keep spreading the word about the importance of supporting these ventures, and will hopefully encourage kids and parents to think about how they can get involved in helping local communities in the holiday season and beyond.
Judy Moody and Stink: The Wishbone Wish
by Megan McDonald
illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds
$14.99 ($17.00 CAN)
As part of the Judy and Stink Thanksgiving celebration, Candlewick Press will be partnering with schools across the country to help make their Turkey Trots extra special. Participating students in schools from California to New York, Texas to New Hampshire, will have the opportunity to bring home Judy Moody & Stink prizes, including signed copies of Judy Moody & Stink: The Wishbone Wish. Rare!
For those hosting Turkey Trots or looking for Thanksgiving activities, join in by downloading an activity kit which includes printable race pinneys, a grocery list for food drives, and more!
This holiday read is an absolute feast of Thanksgiving fun – a middle-grade novel with plenty of full color illustrations, and loads of cool Thanksgiving trivia too! Kids can find out all about Sarah Josepha Hale, the first campaigner for the Thanksgiving holiday, and parents can take inspiration from Judy and Stink’s Peace Treaty (fight-free holidays alert!). Plus, what better way to prepare for the festivities and indulgences of Thanksgiving dinner than getting the whole family to follow Judy and Stink’s Turkey Trot training regime of a sugar free diet and exercise plan in the run up to November 26!
Thanksgiving is a time for spending with family, as well as a time for helping those in need. Judy and Stink, in their own inimitable way, remind us that it’s possible to do both, while also proving that even our oldest traditions can be open to modern interpretation sometimes – welcome to the one of a kind Moody Thanksgiving dinner menu!
PRAISE FOR JUDY MOODY & STINK: THE WISHBONE WISH
The latest installment in the Judy Moody and Stink series has the trademark humor and grade-school sensibility that its fans enjoy, as well as a surprise at the end when Grandma Lou saves the day. Reynolds’ lively and colorful digital illustrations appear throughout. This beginning chapter book, studded with historical facts, trivia, and wordplay related to Thanksgiving will amuse, and maybe even inform, young readers.
As in the siblings’ previous outings, their spot-on dialogue and banter is a major source of this book’s fun…Reynolds’s full-color illustrations easily tap into the upbeat, offbeat holiday mood.
ABOUT JUDY MOODY AND STINK
Judy Moody is a third-grader, avid collector, Saver of the Planet, and future doctor . . . but most of all, she is famous for her many moods. She and her pesky little “bother,” Stink, star in the wildly popular and award-winning Judy Moody and Stink series for middle-grade readers written by Megan McDonald, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds, and published by Candlewick Press. In addition to four novels featuring the brother-sister duo together – including their new full-color adventure, Judy Moody and Stink: The Wishbone Wish – there are twelve books in the New York Times bestselling Judy Moody series, including the most recent Judy Moody, Mood Martian. The tenth book in the Stink series, Stink and the Attack of the Slime Mold, will release in February 2016. And with the Judy Moody & Friends series for newly independent readers, kids of all ages can enjoy Judy and Stink!
There are more than 25.8 million Judy Moody and Stink books in print worldwide. They have been translated into 26 languages worldwide, including Basque, Slovene and Icelandic. For more information about the books please visit www.judymoody.com or www.stinkmoody.com.
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