Judy, Stink, and the rest of the family hunker down with batteries and cans of beans, ready to wait out the storm. But along with heavy rain and strong winds, Hurricane Elmer throws down ghosts, squirrels, and aliens. Spooky! Just when things couldn’t possibly get any freakier — flicker...flicker...gulp! — the lights go O-U-T out. The Moodys are smack-dab in the middle of a big bad blackout! Grandma Lou proposes musical board games and some good old-fashioned storytelling. Will Hurricane Elmer go down in Moody family history as bad news, a happy memory, or simply an LBS (long boring story)?
Third grader Judy Moody has a mood for every occasion. Saving the planet, feeding her Venus flytrap, or adding to one of her many collections puts her in an on-top-of-spaghetti-and-the-world mood. Her annoying little brother, Stink, know-it-all Jessica Finch, and being sent to the Attitude Tent get her feeling downright grouchy-impossible.
But as many chapter-book readers know, there’s nothing like spending time with this unapologetically original character, no matter what mood she’s in. With stories that celebrate individuality, family, and friendship, this series is a spot-on pick for kids Judy Moody’s age.