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Review: The Wishbone Wish

November 13, 2015

The Wishbone Wish

The annual Turkey Trot is coming up and Judy Moody is determined to win a turkey for her family’s Thanksgiving dinner at her grandmother’s house.  She’s gotten her brother Stink on board and the two of them are sure they’ll win some prizes.  As a matter of fact, Judy’s so confident, she calls her grandmother and gets her to promise not to buy a turkey.  Now the pressure is on – can Judy pull it off or with this be a turkeyless Thanksgiving?

Judy Mood & Stink: The Wishbone Wish by Megan McDonald is another solid addition to the Judy Moody series.  Judy has talked her family into delaying their departure to her grandmother’s house because she’s sure she can win a turkey for their Thanksgiving dinner.  She’s working hard and gets Stink involved too.  Like most siblings, they have their moments but pull together when all is said and done.

I loved Judy’s confidence and determination.  She wants to win and trains for the events she’s entering.  Her grandmother believes in her and when things don’t turn out exactly like Judy plans, she comes up with a solution that proves the holiday is about family more than anything else.  Peter H. Reynolds‘ full color illustrations add to the charm of this delightful Thanksgiving book.

kid konnection newI will link this up to Booking Mama’s Saturday feature, Kid Konnection. If you’d like to participate in Kid Konnection and share a post about anything related to children’s books (picture, middle grade, or young adult) from the past week, leave a comment as well as a link on her site.

Review copy provided by Candlewick Press. I am an Indiebound Affiliate.


9 Comments leave one →
  1. November 13, 2015 7:45 am

    I love finding new children’s books about Thanksgiving. Thanks for the review!

  2. November 13, 2015 8:49 am

    I love them also. I even love the commercial going on now with the family watching the football game and not noticing that the pets are on the table trashing the turkey!

  3. bookingmama permalink
    November 13, 2015 9:00 am

    I love Judy Moody books and this one sounds adorable!

  4. Patty permalink
    November 13, 2015 9:20 am

    I love Judy Moody and her rascally little brother!

  5. November 13, 2015 2:52 pm

    This sounds like a good one!

  6. November 13, 2015 5:59 pm

    I can’t believe that I have never read any Judy Moody books. The Little Girl (who is five) has been bringing home Fancy Nancy and Nancy Clancy books home to read. I bet these will make there way home soon, too.

  7. November 13, 2015 9:23 pm

    I really need to read these!

  8. Diane permalink
    November 15, 2015 10:00 am

    I have this one too it looks perfect for this month.

  9. November 16, 2015 1:06 am

    with all the crap going on in the world, I think reading a child’s book would be just the thing to lift my mood

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