Review: Judy Moody and the Right Royal Tea Party

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Title: Judy Moody and the Right Royal Tea Party
Author: Megan McDonald
Genre: Middle Grade
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Release Date: September 11, 2018
Rating: ★★★★

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Goodreads Synopsis:

Jolly smashing! Could the Moodys really have royal blood? Judy brings her new look to a comical episode about the ups and downs of exploring a family tree.

Judy Moody is in a royal purple-mountain-majesties mood. Make that Majesty with a capital M! With Grandma Lou’s help, Judy has dug up proof that some old-timey Moodys (aka the brave Mudeyes) lived in merry olde England. In fact, if her grandpa’s notes are right, Judy might even be related to — royal fanfare, please — the Queen herself! Should Judy start packing her purple robe for a sleepover at Buckingham Palace? But then Judy’s family tree gets a few more shakes — thanks to her nemesis, Jessica “Fink” Finch — and some more surprises come tumbling out. Crikey! These new gems are not nearly as shiny or sparkly as the crown jewels. Now Judy has some right royal family secrets she’d like to keep hidden away in a dungeon somewhere — and especially away from Jessica, the princess in pink herself!

Review:

Judy Moody becomes a Queen in this new story.

I had never read a Judy Moody book before this one, and I enjoyed it. Judy is a quirky, funny girl. She reminded me of Junie B. Jones, who was one of my favourite characters when I was a kid.

I liked the plot of this story. Judy has to do a family tree project for school, which I remember doing too. It was surprising that Judy’s grandmother could trace their family back to Queen Elizabeth I! It encouraged Judy to explore her royal roots and become a queen herself.

I really enjoyed this story. It would be great for middle grade readers!

What to read next:

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Have you read Judy Moody and the Right Royal Tea Party? What did you think of it?

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