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Judy Moody, M.D. The Doctor Is In! Audio

Judy Moody, M.D. The Doctor Is In! Audio

Megan McDonald
For ages 6 to 9
Unabridged audiobook (CD)
Performed/read by: Barbara Rosenblat
Candlewick on Brilliance Audio, 2012   ISBN: 978-1455849208

   Judy Moody is thrilled when her teacher announces that they are going to study the Amazing Human Body in class. Not only do they learn all kinds of “RARE!” things, but they get to go on field trip to the ER in the local hospital. Here the doctor in charge tells them all about what happens in the ER, he shows them some very interesting x-rays, and he even demonstrates how they put a cast on a broken arm. Best off all he uses Judy’s arm to demonstrate!

   The only thing that worries Judy is that she cannot come up with a good idea for her Human Body project. Stink won’t let her operate on his toad, she does not think her band-aid collection is all that interesting, and every other idea that she comes up with simple isn't best-third-grade-project-ever worthy. Then Stink shares a special secret with Judy and she gets the idea of a lifetime.

   As with all the Judy Moody books, this title is laugh out loud funny. Judy, her brother Stink, and all her friends are as delightful as ever. Their ‘voices’ are genuine, and their adventures are true to life. At the same time, the stories have a delicious element of goofiness that children (and other readers) will find irresistible.