Meet Magnolia Mudd: an inventive girl who’d rather tighten a nut and a bolt than tie a ribbon or bow.
For Magnolia Mudd, her Uncle Jamie is the very best grown-up.
He always invents cool things with her . . . until the day he and Miss Emily announce their engagement. That’s bad enough—but even worse, Miss Emily wants Magnolia to be a FLOWER GIRL! No way is Magnolia tossing petals. She’ll have to engineer the perfect way to be part of his special day using her favorite source of energy – Mudd Power!
Howes’ text has just the right tone and is highly relatable, while Fabbretti’s illustrations are comic book bold, funny, and capture myriad emotions. VERDICT: A girl who loves inventing finds an unexpected ally in her uncle’s bride-to-be. Fun text meets spot-on illustrations with a little learning thrown in—it’s a winning combo. —School Library Journal
FUN AND EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES:
- Download this STEM Fun with Magnolia Mudd PDF with 3 great Mudd-Powered activities kids can do with household items.
- Head over to STEAMpowered Family for a MAGNOLIA MUDD inspired Confetti Cannon Challenge – perfect for ages 4 and up!
- Download Magnolia Mudd coloring pages here.
- Try out the NASA stomp rocket project with your family, class or club!