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Pee! Gee! Wee! Gee! What’s that sound?With her birthday coming up, Jessica hopes that, just maybe, her present will be a real-live potbellied pig. Jessica can hardly wait for her party with Judy Moody and all their friends. But Judy Moody is acting like a pig-head, and Jessica UN-invites her from the party. To make matters worse, Jessica has snooped around the house and haPee! Gee! Wee! Gee! What’s that sound?With her birthday coming up, Jessica hopes that, just maybe, her present will be a real-live potbellied pig. Jessica can hardly wait for her party with Judy Moody and all their friends. But Judy Moody is acting like a pig-head, and Jessica UN-invites her from the party. To make matters worse, Jessica has snooped around the house and has found zero sign of a pig present. Could her birthday be any more of a disaster? Geared to newly independent readers, this story will have Judy Moody fans in pig heaven....

Title : Jessica Finch in Pig Trouble
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ISBN : 9780763657185
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 64 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Jessica Finch in Pig Trouble Reviews

  • Joylynn
    2019-06-09 13:31

    I would love to give this book more than 3 stars. My almost 5 year old adored it and it was very cute. Unfortunately, its full of sentence fragments. I don't understand why the writer's of early chapter books can't add an extra word or two to make complete sentences. These books are written for children who are beginning to read and write so why are we confusing them by having them read books full of bad grammar?

  • Christie Reuber
    2019-05-22 13:44

    This review is required for Dr. Sykes' READ3307 course at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. Judy Moody and Friends: Jessica Finch in Pig Trouble is written in the third person limited point of view for an audience ranging in age from five to eight. Author Megan McDonald’s writing style in this book is one full of dialogue that flows like a natural conversation between the two main characters. This story is set in present day and takes place in Jessica Finch’s home as well as Judy’s backyard. The plot follows Jessica Finch, who loves everything pig and her friend Judy Moody as they try to find out whether or not Jessica is getting a real live potbellied pig for her birthday. Judy is hiding a secret from Jessica and this makes Jessica upset. Jessica Finch is the main character of the story; she wears her hair in a ponytail. Jessica is curious and emotional. Judy Moody, the second leading character in this book is a helpful “supersnoop” who has short wavy hair. The theme of this book is: keeping secrets even the good ones can hurt people’s feelings, however, by telling the truth friendship can be restored. This book is presented as an early reader’s chapter book with large font that is reader-friendly. The digital illustrations by Erwin Madrid flow seamlessly with the text aiding in the comprehension skills of early readers. The implications of people’s feelings are discovered when secrets are kept from them.

  • Jen
    2019-05-31 14:47

    All Jessica has ever wanted was a potbellied pig. As her birthday approaches, she hopes more than ever that this will be the day where she will get one. This was a cute and fun read that celebrates the roles of friendship, explains patience, and reaps the rewards of both.

  • Marcy
    2019-05-31 20:45

    I picked this up at the library hoping to get my four year old interested in listening to chapter books. She loved it because there are plenty of illustrations and it's only three short chapters. We plan to pick up a couple more next week.

  • Barb Keister
    2019-06-11 18:39

    This new Judy Moody and Friends series will be a big hit with my 2nd grade girls. Gotta love pink, adorable pigs!

  • Erica
    2019-06-09 15:34

    Loved it. Perfect for my little pig lover. And it even kept her three-year-old interested. We had to read all of it to find out what the pee gee wee gee was!

  • Katie Fitzgerald
    2019-06-04 16:39

    Jessica Finch in Pig Trouble is the first in yet another series about Judy Moody. Judy Moody and Friends focuses on the adventures of the minor characters from the Judy Moody books, told in short chapters interspersed with large full-color illustrations. Jessica Finch's birthday is days away and things are not going according to plan. There is no indication that her parents are giving her the one thing she really wants - a real-live pig -and her friend Judy is acting so strangely that Jessica uninvites her to her party. The only thing that can save her birthday from total disaster is a last-minute surprise!Jessica Finch in Pig Trouble would be an excellent choice for any child's first chapter book. The storyline is relatable, funny, and entertaining. The writing style is straightforward but not overly simplistic. The illustrations by Erwin Madrid infuse the story with warmth, color, and personality. Like the Mercy Watson series by Kate DiCamillo, this book uses many of the conventions of an easy reader but includes more sophisticated sentence structures and vocabulary. Kids who aren't quite ready for the longer Judy Moody stories can still get a fun dose of Judy's unique personality through the eyes of her friends. (Incidentally, Jessica appears in Judy Moody and the Bad Luck Charm.) Jessica Finch in Pig Trouble was released in May along with the second book of the series, Rocky Zang in The Amazing Mr. Magic. Two more books, Amy Namey in Ace Reporter and Frank Pearl in The Awful Waffle Kerfuffle will follow in September. Libraries will want to own multiple copies of each, as these stories are likely to be as popular as all the others about Judy Moody and Stink.

  • Austin Carper
    2019-06-06 15:42

    Jessica Finch has a very important day coming up soon... her birthday! All she wants is a pot-bellied pig, and is so enthralled with getting one that she constantly keeps her eyes and ears peeled in the days leading up to her birthday for any signs or clues that would lead to her getting her ideal present. Unfortunately, the days leading up to her birthday yield no clues, and Jessica becomes worried that she may not receive the gift she was hoping for. Will Jessica get her pot-bellied pig? Will she get something more? Read Jessica Finch in Pig Trouble to find out.Higher Level Thinking Questions:1. Rewrite the story so that the animal that Jessica wants for her birthday is a different animal than a pig. How would things turn out differently?2. (Before reading) What do you predict will happen for Jessica's birthday?3. What is the relationship between Jessica Finch and Judy Moody like during the story?4. Create your own new ending to the story. What would you change? What would you keep the same?5. What was the most exciting part of the story for you while you were reading?Citation:

  • Claudine
    2019-06-15 13:35

    I am so happy that Megan McDonald started this new beginner reader series. My daughter is in 2nd grade and it's been difficult finding "hybrid" books for her to read. She's well past picture books, but chapter books are too long and not very visually engaging to keep her attention. She did read a full blown Judy Moody book at school and she enjoyed it...but it took her 3 weeks and she wasn't very enthused to try another one. This new book was exactly the right level and renewed her interest in Judy Moody. This new series is perfect! Every page has a wonderful illustration to make it fun to read. The chapters are short, but still long enough to make the young reader feel like they have moved up from picture books. The story was fun, cute and appropriate for this age group. Not too baby-ish and not geared toward a pre-teen. I work at my local public library and was excited to bring home this book for my daughter to read. I hope Megan McDonald continues this early chapter book series, because it's a perfect way to introduce Judy Moody to young readers.

  • Ashley
    2019-05-24 16:28

    Jessica Finch loves pigs. Her room is pig pink. She had a pink pig rug, and piggy bank, and everything, and her biggest wish is for her birthday to get her own big. Can Judy Moody help her find out if her parents are getting her a pig, or will it all turn into a big friend-ruining trouble? A new and fresh look at Judy Moody but with all the quirk and charm she's always had. Can't wait to recommend these to a new crowd of young readers.

  • Barbara
    2019-06-10 14:33

    Jessica would love to have a pig as her birthday present, but when she and Judy Moody look around her house for signs of the pig, they find only pig-themed gifts. When Judy seems to be keeping secrets from her, Jessica becomes annoyed with her and doesn't want her to attend her party. But Judy's secret just might make Jessica happy. Fans of Judy Moody will enjoy this one, but I wasn't too thrilled with it. Still, it will find an audience easily.

  • Steph
    2019-06-13 17:38

    I love that kids could graduate from this level chapter book to the Judy Moody or Stink novels. That being said, I think it wouldn't be as enjoyable to read this if you hadn't read the original Judy Moody book. That seems a little bit backwards to me. :)P.S. - I love her pink, pig-themed room! SO fun!

  • Carol
    2019-06-12 21:50

    Judy Moody's friends take center stage in this new high level beginning reader almost intermediate chapter book. Full color illustrations, simple text and short chapters make this perfect for those just transitioning into longer books. Moving on to the original Judy Moody series will feel like home to those starting out here.

  • Kristi
    2019-05-29 17:47

    This is the first book in the Judy Moody and Friends series. My 6 year old loved it. He read it without much difficulty. Great pictures and an interesting story made for a good read. Book 1 down of our summer reading program done!

  • Ali'I White
    2019-05-22 21:25

    It's goodGood for kids expect the fact my little brother wants a pig now. But good book I'm going to get more Judy Moody books

  • Alif Nopianti
    2019-06-03 13:36

    I wonder what has happened to the lost little pig, where is it? :(

  • PWRL
    2019-05-29 17:46


  • Alice
    2019-05-31 19:21

    This is a very cute basic chapter book. I think early readers are going to love them!!!

  • Lindsey
    2019-06-19 14:36

    This book left me tongue tied. I loved the illustrations.

  • Michelle Kelley
    2019-06-07 13:23

    New Judy Moody and Friends Beginning Reader series.

  • Tracie
    2019-05-31 15:39

    I just don't want to forget that Judy Moody has early chapter books with the chapters marked.

  • Maggie
    2019-06-04 13:27

    This chapter book is supportive for early readers with bright illustrations, concepts that are accessible for younger children, and short chunks of text on each page.

  • Maggi Rohde
    2019-06-01 17:25

    Pig Latin features heavily in this mid-level easy reader set in the world of Judy Moody. The dialogue is contrived, but it's funny enough to be enjoyable.

  • Shannon Rickert
    2019-06-02 15:49

    These are great Judy Moody books, especially for beginner readers . I can't wait to read the rest of them in the series.

  • Imani Abdul
    2019-05-20 15:25


  • Martha
    2019-05-21 21:20

    1st chapter. Girl wants a pig. So so

  • Lucy C
    2019-05-20 14:24

    I love this book. It's the best book ever.