The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt: Judy Moody & Stink
Megan McDonald & Peter H. Reynolds
Candlewick, 2009 (2009)
Reviewed by Hilary Williamson
tink Moody has always wanted to set sail for a
. Now, on a ferryboat to Ocracoke Island, North Carolina, Stink checks that he has all the necessities for a pirate's life, including the eye patch and red Jolly Roger (flag of a real pirate, Christopher Moody). '
Shiver me timbers!
n the island the locals call
, the siblings meet Scurvy Sam, who announces a real Treasure Hunt '
first thing in the morn.
' They must figure out five clues, one at a time, and they really want to beat
from the ferry. They race to solve the clues - find a lighthouse, chat with a parrot, check out a pirate store and a pirate grave, and strike gold from a bell.
hough Judy Moody & Stink win the treasure hunt, they follow
Pirate Rule Number Two
- and make a couple of new friends.
The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt
is an engaging, brightly illustrated adventure that early readers will enjoy.
Note: Opinions expressed in reviews and articles on this site are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of BookLoons.
Find more Kids books on our
or in our book