Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 6 to 9
- Grade: 1 to 4
On your mark, get set, Gobblers-a-Go-Go! Judy swears she’ll win the race for a Thanksgiving turkey (though Stink has his doubts) in this full-color Moody adventure.
The town’s annual Turkey Trot race and festival is coming up, and Judy and Stink are training to win. Judy has decided that she is going to take home the big prize: a fat, juicy turkey. They can taste it already: the moist turkey, the hot gravy, the savory stuffing, the cranberry sauce! Beep! Beep! Beep! That’s the sound of Stink’s Rapidfire Ultra XE611M25 stopwatch going off as Judy and Stink hop, crawl, and climb toward race day. But what if they don’t win a mouthwatering bird? What then? Flying turkey gizzards! Will the Moody family end up starving on T-day, like ye pilgrims of olde, or will Grandma Lou cook up a tasty Franksgiving solution?
About the authors
Megan McDonald is the creator of the popular and award-winning Judy Moody and Stink series. She is also the author of three Sisters Club stories, Ant and Honey Bee: A Pair of Friends at Halloween, Ant and Honey Bee: A Pair of Friends in Winter, and many other books for children. She lives in Sebastopol, California.
Peter H. Reynolds is the illustrator of the Stink and Judy Moody books and the author-illustrator of many picture books, including The Dot, Ish, Sky Color, and The Smallest Gift of Christmas. Born in Canada, he now lives in Dedham, Massachusetts.
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.
Other titles by Megan McDonald
Stink: The Stupendously Super-Sonic Collection
Stink: The Super-Incredible Collection
Judy Moody: In a Monday Mood
Stink and the Hairy Scary Spider
The Incredible Shrinking Kid