‘Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer’ - The New York TimesIt is the last day of school and Judy Moody is ecstatic. Judy is high on a wave of anticipation when Rocky announces that he is going to circus camp for the summer and Amy and her mother are going to Borneo. Judy is appalled when she hears this news. Determined to save her summer from becoming the worst summer ever, Judy suggests that she goes to Borneo with Amy, but her mother nixes that idea. Judy gets excited again. They are going to California to help Gramps and Nana move.
Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer
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