Judy Moody, M.D.: The Doctor Is In!
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The fifth installment in the popular and best-selling series starring independent-minded third-grader, Judy Moody. Judy emulates her heroine, Elizabeth Blackwell, first woman doctor.
Nothing. Zip. Zero-teeny. Peanut was alone. Un-cloned. Frank Pearl was having Double Trouble. Then, on Monday morning, it happened. While Judy was doodling guinea-pig clones with her Grouchy pencil and waiting for the start-school bell to ring, somebody yelled, “Hey! Peanut has a friend!” Judy dropped her Grouchy pencil. She rushed over to Peanut’s cage. Peanut did have a friend. No lie! For real and absolute positive! Not one friend, but one-two-three-four friends! One clone for every hair
her autograph, fast and messy like real doctors. She drew cartoons on her pillowcase with markers. Frank with a mustache. Rocky with Frankenstein hair. Jessica Finch with a rodent brain. A Stink spider web. She made a list of all her stuffed animals. There were more, but writing them all down gave her writer’s cramp on top of bowling-ball tonsils. She took her own temperature. With the fancy thermometer that beeped. It was not normal. It was not 98.6. Judy’s temperature was 188.8! Judy’s
Mom. “Can I? Can I stay home, Mom? I promise I’ll be sick. All day.” “Let’s take your temperature,” said Mom. She took the thermometer out of the case. “Cat hair?” said Mom. “Is this cat hair on the thermometer?” “She’s always making Mouse stick out her tongue and taking the cat’s temperature,” said Stink. Mom shook her head and went to wash off the thermometer. When she came back, she took Judy’s temperature. “It’s 98.6,” said Mom. “Normal!” “Faker, fakey, not-sick, big fat faker,” said
grow together,” said Mrs. Bell. “To hold us up, make us strong. Otherwise we’d all be jellyfish. A jellyfish has no bones.” Judy went all limp, imitating a jellyfish. “See, Stink. Aren’t you glad you’re not a jellyfish?” “No, because if I were, I could sting you!” “So, what seems to be the problem, young man?” Mrs. Bell asked Stink. “I have a stomachache.” “A stomachache?” said Judy. “I thought you had a sore throat.” “I do. But now my stomach hurts from laughing.” “So, I guess you could
“That’s why we take turns playing with her every day,” said Mr. Todd. “And we made her a fun box, remember? Now let’s keep our minds on our work, okay?” At morning recess, Frank found Judy and Rocky at the water fountain. “You guys have to help me get in trouble,” said Frank. “Are you crazy?” asked Rocky. “Do you want to go to Antarctica?” Judy asked Frank. “No, I just want Mr. Todd to make me stay inside for lunch recess. I need to try a science experiment. A real one. About cloning.”