Judy Moody has been around for a while, after all she is up to her 10th book and has a movie out.
I hadn't ever read any of the previous books in the series but they are obviously a bit of a phenomenon so I was interested to see what all the fuss is about.
Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer is a cute little story about managing your expectations and having fun whatever the situation.
Judy is devastated when her friends are away for the summer holidays. How will she have fun without them?
I can see why this series is so popular with girls and their parents. This is a happy, harmless story about friendship and making your own fun, and it is totally appropriate for young girls.
There are great illustrations and nice big font so the books don't feel overwhelming to kids who are just starting to read longer books on their own.
The books all stand alone but I am imagine that little girls would love to collect the series.
Who'll love this: Little girls (these are definitely girls books) who are just starting to read chapter books for themselves. I'd say 8-10 year olds in particular.
Publisher: Walker Books Australia