Mrs. Moody in The Birthday Jinx
author: Megan McDonald
illustrator: Erwin Madrid
Judy Moody and Friends
Make a wish, Mrs. Moody! Every year on Momís birthday, one way or another, something goes wrong-not-right. Maybe Judyís been in a bad mood. Maybe Stinkís gotten a little carsick. Maybe Dad canít bake Momís favorite carrot cake. But this year is going to be different. This year is going to be perfect. This year, Judy is going to do all she can to make sure Mom gets the happy birthday she deserves. Watch out! The Boss of Birthday (aka Judy) is on the job! Parsnip cake with avocado frosting, anyone?
Judyís mom takes the spotlight as the Moody family tries to give her the birthday she would like in a broadly funny episode just right for newly independent readers.