Great Summer Reading Ahoy, Mateys!

If you have an early elementary-schooler, you’re probably already well-acquainted with the irrepressible Judy Moody and her little brother, Stink. For you fans out there, author Megan McDonald’s latest offering – The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt – is totally rare (that’s Judy-speak for “great!”) If you’re just meeting the Moody’s, well, this book is a great way to initiate your fandom. What’s it about? As the book jacket tells us: “As soon as the Moody family drops anchor on ‘Artichoke’ Island, they are greeted by Cap’n Weevil, a one-eyed pirate with a secret. A secret treasure map, that is. Before you can say ‘Davy Jones’s Locker,’ Stink and Judy are racing around the island on a mad hunt for a mysterious prize!” This book is totally piraterrific (that is so a word!), rife with the swashbuckling language that makes those sea-faring plunderers so appealing to little kids. Judy and Stink, however, remain great role models and believable siblings. They don’t always agree, but they work well together and are even occasionally polite. No too-grown-up politeness here, just a rollicking good time suitable for even the youngest readers. Megan McDonald has done it again, landlubbers! Meet Megan McDonald and visit her writing studio in our video.

"The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt"

Judy Moody and Stink

Great Summer Reading Ahoy, Mateys!

If you have an early elementary-schooler, you’re probably already well-acquainted with the irrepressible Judy Moody and her little brother, Stink. For you fans out there, author Megan McDonald’s latest offering – The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt – is totally rare (that’s Judy-speak for “great!”) If you’re just meeting the Moody’s, well, this book is a great way to initiate your fandom. What’s it about? As the book jacket tells us: “As soon as the Moody family drops anchor on ‘Artichoke’ Island, they are greeted by Cap’n Weevil, a one-eyed pirate with a secret. A secret treasure map, that is. Before you can say ‘Davy Jones’s Locker,’ Stink and Judy are racing around the island on a mad hunt for a mysterious prize!” This book is totally piraterrific (that is so a word!), rife with the swashbuckling language that makes those sea-faring plunderers so appealing to little kids. Judy and Stink, however, remain great role models and believable siblings. They don’t always agree, but they work well together and are even occasionally polite. No too-grown-up politeness here, just a rollicking good time suitable for even the youngest readers. Megan McDonald has done it again, landlubbers! Meet Megan McDonald and visit her writing studio in our video.

Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Megan
    Megan

    Feeling Moody? Judy Moody and Stink are starring together this time, in a brand-spanking-new summer-vacation Artichoke-Island (aka Ocracoke) adventure coming your way... not next month, not next week, but TO-DAY! No lie!

    I had so much fun making up pirate names for Judy and Stink, not to mention thinking up mind-bending riddles that Judy and Stink have to work together to solve in order to win pirate treasure. Go for the gold! Join in with your kids in reading together this summer, and have fun decoding clues along the way.

    I invite you and your kids to watch the video for a tour of my home studio and a sneak preview of my latest book. I can't wait to hear about all the great books you're reading this summer. I'll be checking in to read your comments and answer questions from you or your kids, so let me know what's on your mind!

  • Diana
    Diana
    7/28/2009 12:31 PM

    Sounds right up my nephew's alley! I'll now head over to the "buy" section of the site. Thanks, Daily Grommet for another "treasure."

  • Peter H. Reynolds
    Peter H. Reynolds
    7/28/2009 2:04 PM

    I'll make a plug for the full color art throughout the book! It was a LOT of work! I actually had some help coloring from my pal, Bill Doucette (husband of one of our founding members of The Blue Bunny Book Shoppe). It has been a real pleasure collaborating with Megan for the past 10 years. I made an extra effort to load up the books with art to help even the most reluctant reader fall in love with the story - and with reading. Hope you enjoy our latest collaboration. : )

  • Kristen
    Kristen
    7/28/2009 4:18 PM

    I love these books and can't wait to read this one.

  • pamela
    pamela
    7/28/2009 4:23 PM

    what an adorable series -- thanks for showing us your studio, megan.

  • Marynell
    Marynell
    7/28/2009 4:24 PM

    I wonder if my grandkids know about this book. Looks like a great grandparent gift!

  • Barbara
    Barbara – Grommet Team
    7/28/2009 4:26 PM

    I met Megan a few weeks ago, and as you can tell by her video, she is so engaging! She'll be checking the site -- so if you or your kids have any questions for her, bring 'em on!

  • Wendy
    Wendy – Grommet Team
    7/28/2009 5:08 PM

    My sons Peter and Ryan loved watching your video and seeing the incredible super galactic jaw breaker! Peter is reading your new book right now and we are all huge fans. Thanks.

  • Grace
    Grace
    7/28/2009 5:43 PM

    I love Judy Moody. Shes really funny. I'll ask my mom for this one.

  • Megan
    Megan – Special Guest
    7/28/2009 6:56 PM

    Thanks, everybody! I'm so glad you like the killer jawbreaker. It is about as heavy as a baseball!

    Once a mouse got into my stash of "research" candy I was using to write Stink and the Incredible Super-Galactic Jawbreaker. It hauled off all my candy, including a whole box of mini gobstoppers, but the JUMBO jawbreaker was too big even for the mouse, so it was spared!

    Don't forget-- try to get your kids to guess the riddles/clues in the Treasure Hunt book. My niece helped me with those, and kids really love to see if they can figure it out before Judy and Stink!

  • Linda
    Linda
    7/28/2009 8:50 PM

    Hi Megan, My kids love your books. As one of my daughters said, "I used to be obsessed with Judy Moody books!" You seem like a delightful and funny person and your humor really comes through in your books. Thank you!

    ps Where did you the bacon strip bandaids??? Love them!

  • Megan
    Megan – Special Guest
    7/28/2009 10:56 PM

    Okay, you have come to the right place. I am an expert on bandaids. They are made by Accoutrements. Go to www.mcphee.com and click on bandages. They also have pirate, ninja, eyeball and pickle bandages. Each one comes in a cool tin with a toy inside (ie mini pig in bacon tin.) You will also find one-stop shopping for all your needs like squirrel underpants, inflatable toast and a giant ear. Have fun!

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer – Grommet Team
    7/28/2009 11:13 PM

    Megan- I think we might recruit you for the grommet discovery team. Fabulous, funny books(My 8 year old is a huge fan) and crazy fun finds. What a delight to have you with us today!

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    7/29/2009 12:14 AM

    OK now that we are on a quest for oddities, I will share the Fred Flare site. I actually bought some bacon strip bandages there myself, for stocking stuffers last year. (I was trying to come up with useful things but still go for a laugh.)



    But they have some generally useless stuff that you might cave and buy if you are writing a children’s book and need props and wacky inspiration, or are running short on party favor ideas…however McPhee does top them for oddities, hands down.



    “http://www.fredflare.com/customer/product.php?productid=2331&cat=366”

  • Megan
    Megan – Special Guest
    7/29/2009 3:39 AM

    Oh my! Good luck kittens... a composition notebook PURSE! If only I'd known about Fred Flare when I wrote the JULIE books for American Girl, set in the 1970s. I would surely now be the proud owner of a hinged owl pendant and some gold eiffel tower earrings... so so 70s!

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

"The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt"

Judy Moody and Stink

Great Summer Reading Ahoy, Mateys!

If you have an early elementary-schooler, you’re probably already well-acquainted with the irrepressible Judy Moody and her little brother, Stink. For you fans out there, author Megan McDonald’s latest offering – The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt – is totally rare (that’s Judy-speak for “great!”) If you’re just meeting the Moody’s, well, this book is a great way to initiate your fandom.

What’s it about? As the book jacket tells us: “As soon as the Moody family drops anchor on ‘Artichoke’ Island, they are greeted
by Cap’n Weevil, a one-eyed pirate with a secret. A secret treasure map, that is. Before you can say ‘Davy Jones’s Locker,’ Stink and Judy are racing around the island on a mad hunt for a mysterious prize!”

This book is totally piraterrific (that is so a word!), rife with the swashbuckling language that makes those sea-faring plunderers so appealing to little kids. Judy and Stink, however, remain great role models and believable siblings. They don’t always agree, but they work well together and are even occasionally polite. No too-grown-up politeness here, just a rollicking good time suitable for even the youngest readers.

Megan McDonald has done it again, landlubbers!

Meet Megan McDonald and visit her writing studio in our video.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Megan
    Megan

    Feeling Moody? Judy Moody and Stink are starring together this time, in a brand-spanking-new summer-vacation Artichoke-Island (aka Ocracoke) adventure coming your way... not next month, not next week, but TO-DAY! No lie!

    I had so much fun making up pirate names for Judy and Stink, not to mention thinking up mind-bending riddles that Judy and Stink have to work together to solve in order to win pirate treasure. Go for the gold! Join in with your kids in reading together this summer, and have fun decoding clues along the way.

    I invite you and your kids to watch the video for a tour of my home studio and a sneak preview of my latest book. I can't wait to hear about all the great books you're reading this summer. I'll be checking in to read your comments and answer questions from you or your kids, so let me know what's on your mind!

  • Diana
    Diana
    7/28/2009 12:31 PM

    Sounds right up my nephew's alley! I'll now head over to the "buy" section of the site. Thanks, Daily Grommet for another "treasure."

  • Peter H. Reynolds
    Peter H. Reynolds
    7/28/2009 2:04 PM

    I'll make a plug for the full color art throughout the book! It was a LOT of work! I actually had some help coloring from my pal, Bill Doucette (husband of one of our founding members of The Blue Bunny Book Shoppe). It has been a real pleasure collaborating with Megan for the past 10 years. I made an extra effort to load up the books with art to help even the most reluctant reader fall in love with the story - and with reading. Hope you enjoy our latest collaboration. : )

  • Kristen
    Kristen
    7/28/2009 4:18 PM

    I love these books and can't wait to read this one.

  • pamela
    pamela
    7/28/2009 4:23 PM

    what an adorable series -- thanks for showing us your studio, megan.

  • Marynell
    Marynell
    7/28/2009 4:24 PM

    I wonder if my grandkids know about this book. Looks like a great grandparent gift!

  • Barbara
    Barbara – Grommet Team
    7/28/2009 4:26 PM

    I met Megan a few weeks ago, and as you can tell by her video, she is so engaging! She'll be checking the site -- so if you or your kids have any questions for her, bring 'em on!

  • Wendy
    Wendy – Grommet Team
    7/28/2009 5:08 PM

    My sons Peter and Ryan loved watching your video and seeing the incredible super galactic jaw breaker! Peter is reading your new book right now and we are all huge fans. Thanks.

  • Grace
    Grace
    7/28/2009 5:43 PM

    I love Judy Moody. Shes really funny. I'll ask my mom for this one.

  • Megan
    Megan – Special Guest
    7/28/2009 6:56 PM

    Thanks, everybody! I'm so glad you like the killer jawbreaker. It is about as heavy as a baseball!

    Once a mouse got into my stash of "research" candy I was using to write Stink and the Incredible Super-Galactic Jawbreaker. It hauled off all my candy, including a whole box of mini gobstoppers, but the JUMBO jawbreaker was too big even for the mouse, so it was spared!

    Don't forget-- try to get your kids to guess the riddles/clues in the Treasure Hunt book. My niece helped me with those, and kids really love to see if they can figure it out before Judy and Stink!

  • Linda
    Linda
    7/28/2009 8:50 PM

    Hi Megan, My kids love your books. As one of my daughters said, "I used to be obsessed with Judy Moody books!" You seem like a delightful and funny person and your humor really comes through in your books. Thank you!

    ps Where did you the bacon strip bandaids??? Love them!

  • Megan
    Megan – Special Guest
    7/28/2009 10:56 PM

    Okay, you have come to the right place. I am an expert on bandaids. They are made by Accoutrements. Go to www.mcphee.com and click on bandages. They also have pirate, ninja, eyeball and pickle bandages. Each one comes in a cool tin with a toy inside (ie mini pig in bacon tin.) You will also find one-stop shopping for all your needs like squirrel underpants, inflatable toast and a giant ear. Have fun!

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer – Grommet Team
    7/28/2009 11:13 PM

    Megan- I think we might recruit you for the grommet discovery team. Fabulous, funny books(My 8 year old is a huge fan) and crazy fun finds. What a delight to have you with us today!

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    7/29/2009 12:14 AM

    OK now that we are on a quest for oddities, I will share the Fred Flare site. I actually bought some bacon strip bandages there myself, for stocking stuffers last year. (I was trying to come up with useful things but still go for a laugh.)



    But they have some generally useless stuff that you might cave and buy if you are writing a children’s book and need props and wacky inspiration, or are running short on party favor ideas…however McPhee does top them for oddities, hands down.



    “http://www.fredflare.com/customer/product.php?productid=2331&cat=366”

  • Megan
    Megan – Special Guest
    7/29/2009 3:39 AM

    Oh my! Good luck kittens... a composition notebook PURSE! If only I'd known about Fred Flare when I wrote the JULIE books for American Girl, set in the 1970s. I would surely now be the proud owner of a hinged owl pendant and some gold eiffel tower earrings... so so 70s!

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.