Judy Moody and Friends: Searching for Stinkodon

“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, digging quest in his backyard to find a tooth from a sabre-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 sabre-toothed anything in the Moody backyard are one in a gazillion million. Will Stink make a discovery before their whole backyard caves in?


Judy Moody and Friends: Searching for Stinkodon is exactly what you can expect from a Judy Moody book – awesome! Absolutely adored it from beginning to end and so will your newly independent reader.

The story flowed beautifully and had a great storyline! The illustrations are captivating and makes the read even more enjoyable. I loved Stink’s determination and motivation to find a tooth from a sabre-toothed cat. Now I am not spoiling the story as you will have to read to see if anything is found. But it truly was a great adventure to read.

Therefore, for this #MelAndNikkiReview we give it 10 Smilodon smiles out of 5! ūüėČ If you would like to purchase a copy for your new independent reader, click here.

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 Africa well as creating conceptual art for video games. He is also the illustrator of The Scary Places Map Book by B.G. Hennessy. Erwin lives in California.

Until next time…Happy Parenting!

-Momma Braga

*This book was provided in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are our own.

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