Tuesday, 3 April 2012

The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt - Megan McDonald and Peter H Reynolds

The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt
Judy Moody and Stink Moody
Megan McDonald (Author)
Peter H Reynolds (Illustrator)
Candlewick
ISBN 9780763643515
eISBN 9780763658618

It's interesting - this is the first of the two cross-over books that is equally a Judy and Stink Moody book. It is awesome! Usually, in the other two series, the rivalry is a little more antagonistic. Yes Stink and Judy are brother and sister, and push come to shove they will support each other, but always with a little teasing and poking fun. In this adventure, they team up and are working together to solve the clues to find the Pirate Treasure to win a Gold doubloon by collecting sixteen pieces of eight. Their main competition is two other kids they saw on the ferry, Tall Boy and Smart Girl. The chapters are:

Artichoke Island
Mad Molly and Scurvy Stink
Tall, White, Shiny Bright
Winkin, Blinkin, and Secret Codes
-... .-.. .- -.-. -.- -... . .- .-. -..
Sign of the Pirate
Hours and Glasses
Crabby, Crabbier, Crabbiest
Going for the Gold

This book was a wonderful read. It was great fun watching the Moodys working together and race around the island gathering clues, solving puzzles and enjoying a vacation. The story is wonderfully written; it is the first book with color illustrations and it has a very different look and feel because of that - something that sets it apart from the separate series of Stink Moody books or Judy Moody books. It makes these ones different and makes them something special. Another great read by McDonald and Reynolds.

Books by Megan McDonald and Peter H Reynolds:
Judy and Stink Books:
Judy Moody & Stink: The Holly Joliday
Judy Moody and Stink: The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt

Stink Moody Books:
1. Stink: The Incredible Shrinking Kid
2. Stink and the Incredible Super-Galactic Jawbreaker
3. Stink and the World's Worst Super-Stinky Sneakers
4. Stink and the Great Guinea Pig Express
5. Stink: Solar System Superhero'
6. Stink and The Ultimate Thumb-Wrestling Smackdown
7. Stink and the Midnight Zombie Walk

Stink-O-Pedia Volume 1:
Super Stink-y Stuff from A to Z
Stink-O-Pedia Volume 2: More Stink-y Stuff from A to Z


Stink and Judy Moody a Visual Bibliography


Judy Moody books:
1. Judy Moody
2. Judy Moody Gets Famous!
3. Judy Moody Saves the World!
4. Judy Moody Predicts the Future
5. Judy Moody, M.D. The Doctor Is In
6. Judy Moody Declares Independence
7. Judy Moody Around the World in 8½ Days
8. Judy Moody Goes to College
9. Judy Moody: Girl Detective
10. Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer

10a. Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer (Movie Tie-In Edition)
11. Judy Moody and the Bad Luck Charm

Judy Moody Activity Books:
Judy Moody's Double Rare Way Not Boring Book of Fun Stuff to Do
Judy Moody's Way Wacky Uber Awesome Book of MORE Fun Stuff to Do
Judy Moody's Mini-Mysteries and Other Sneaky Stuff for Super-Sleuths

Books by Megan McDonald:
Sisters Club:

Sisters Club 1
Sisters Club 2
Rule of Three
Sisters Club 3 Cloudy With a Chance of Boys

Books by Peter H Reynolds:
The North Star
ish
The Dot
Rose's Garden
I'm Here



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