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Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer

An imaginative third grader wants to have the best summer ever

SUGAR HIGH One hopes that during her quest to have the best summer ever, Judy Moody doesn't end up in a diabetic coma.

SUGAR HIGH One hopes that during her quest to have the best summer ever, Judy Moody doesn't end up in a diabetic coma. (Suzanne Tenner)

Judy Moody (Australian newcomer Jordana Beatty) is an imaginative third grader on a quest to have the best summer ever by becoming the first of her friends to score 100 ”thrill points.” Jaleel White — best known as Urkel on the ’90s sitcom Family Matters — plays her wacky teacher. ”[Director] John Schultz told me to try to be part Richard Pryor and part Mister Rogers,” says White. ”I don’t know what the heck that is even now, and I already completed the role.” —Maggie Pehanick

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