Stink Moody discovers that writing a letter can be a powerful thing. After all, he wrote a letter to a candy company complaining that their candy jawbreaker did not, in fact, break his jaw . . . so they sent him ten pounds of free jawbreakers.
Fans of Judy Moody and the American Girl (Julie) series will already be well-aware of this author. Judy (Stink's sister) appears in the book, but Stink is the focus. The cartoon elements that close each chapter and the humor throughout the book make it appealing to readers. Each chapter is titled with an idiom, and a list of idioms is included at the end of the book. It's less offensive than Captain Underpants and includes more redeeming messages, but retains a kid-friendly sense of fun.
Dear Mr. Or Mrs. Jawbreaker,
My name is Stink Moody. I got $5.00 for being short and I spent it on a super-galactic jawbreaker . . ."
The best discussion questions, of course, are generated by and contemplated by readers. These questions are designed to avoid major spoilers about the book, and to provide a starting point for teachers, parents, and student reading groups.
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