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Judy Moody and Friends: Searching for Stinkodon

By Megan McDonald
Illustrated by Erwin Madrid

Surprises are in store as Stink excavates his backyard in search of a relic from an extinct beast — and Judy lends him a little sleight of hand.

Mega-chomp! Stink wants to make the find of the century. He’s on a dig, dig, digging quest in his backyard to find a tooth from a saber-toothed cat, otherwise known as a Smilodon. Why not? Two kids in Michigan found a mastodon bone in a backyard stream, and a girl in Great Britain found a pterosaur bone. It could happen! But Judy thinks the chances of finding a saber-toothed anything in the Moody backyard are one in a gazillion million. Will Stink make a discovery before their whole backyard caves in? Just right for newly independent readers, this latest story from Megan McDonald is sure to leave Moody fans with smiles as wide as a Smilodon’s.

  • Judy and Stink Moody share a backyard adventure in this latest entry (#11) of the Judy Moody and Friends series.
  • Short chapters and ample, full-color illustrations will appeal to reluctant readers and kids who aspire to some day read the full-length novels about Judy and Stink.
  • Stink's enthusiasms for science and history are infectious while Judy acts as the benevolent big sister who comes to his rescue . . . with an unexpected turn that provides a surprising and entirely satisfying ending for any child on the beginning-reader spectrum.

About the author

Megan McDonald is the author of the popular Judy Moody and Stink series for older readers. She has also written many other books for children, including two books for beginning readers: Ant and Honey Bee: A Pair of Friends at Halloween and Ant and Honey Bee: A Pair of Friends in Winter. She lives in California.

About the illustrator

Erwin Madrid has worked as a visual development artist for the Shrek franchise and Madagascar: Escape 2 Africaas well as creating conceptual art for video games. He is also the illustrator of The Scary Places Map Book by B. G. Hennessy. Erwin Madrid lives in California.

ISBN: 9780763699970
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: April 1, 2019
Dimensions: 152 x 228mm, 64pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $19.99
New Zealand RRP: $22.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 01/04/19 at 01:24:27
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