Judy's learning about the environment in class. When she hears about the threats to the rainforest and endangered species – not to mention her own family's poor recycling habits – Judy's soon in the mood to whip the planet into shape. She decides that her class needs a way to replace the trees they destroy for pencils. One bottle drive later and they've raised enough money to plant a hundred trees and won the Giraffe award – for sticking their necks out for a good cause!
Inspired by environmental studies in school and a humiliating defeat in a Band-Aid design contest, Judy Moody, in her third adventure, revamps her family's recycling efforts and confiscates her classmates' wooden pencils in Judy Moody Saves the World by Megan McDonald, illus. by Peter Reynolds. The original Judy Moody is now available in paperback; in our Best Books citation, PW said, "It's hard to imagine a mood that Judy couldn't improve."