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Judy Moody Saves the World

Elementary

Description

As one volume in the Judy Moody series, this book has all of the usual humorous characters and wit that has made these stories so popular.  Judy Moody wonders how one person can "heal the world".  She tries to get her family to rethink the products they use that come from the rainforest.  She makes efforts to reuse and recycle.  She also learns about endangered species and climate change.  Finally, she calls an important meeting of the Toad Pee Club and their mascot Toady is released back into the wild.  Despite her best efforts, Judy Moody feels like she has failed at all of her endeavours. Then one day she has a brilliant idea!  As her class rallies behind her to raise enough money to plant trees in the rainforest, Judy Moody discovers that one person can play a part in saving the world.

General Assessment

Recommendation of how and where to use it

This book is filled with some great ideas for classroom projects that focus on the 4 R's and conservation.  Ideas include establishing a recycling program at school, promoting paperless lunches and raising funds to support habitat restoration and conservation programs.  The book could also be used as an introduction to a unit on endangered species where students can relate habitat loss to declines in plant and animal populations.  The story also supports classroom discussion about citizenship and personal actions and choices that help the environment.

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Themes Addressed

  • Air, Atmosphere & Climate (1)

    • Climate Change
  • Citizenship (2)

    • Community-Building and Participation
    • General Guide to Taking Action
  • Ecosystems (2)

    • Endangered Species
    • Habitat Loss
  • Land Use & Natural Resources (2)

    • Habitat Restoration
    • Planting Native Species
  • Waste Management (1)

    • Rethink, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle