Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Oh Fudge!

In Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume, Peter Hatcher’s world is turned upside-down when his brother, Fudge, is born. Not only does he have a new sibling, but his father has gotten a new job and his family is moving away. Peter spends a lot of his time watching his wild brother get into all kinds of hilarious mischief. Of course, not all of it is funny to Peter, who finds Fudge to be a big pain. It doesn’t help that almost everyone thinks Fudge is adorable, and ten year old Peter is passed the point of people pinching cheeks and letting him get away with crazy behavior. What would you do if your brother was constantly in your “stuff”? Would you like to babysit someone who won’t sit still and is totally unpredictable? Wait until you see the hair-raising events that take place!

This book is the first in a wonderful series about the Hatchers. Be entertained for hours by reading the follow-up books: Superfudge, then Fudge-a-mania, and lastly, Otherwise Known As Sheila the Great. I loved this book when I read it in 4th grade and I recently reread it because I wanted to read the last book in the series, but it had been a while since I had read the others and I wanted to refresh my memory. I laughed out loud and could totally relate to Peter. Anyone who has a younger sibling will find themselves nodding along as they read. If you don’t you, will still be able to relate because Peter is such a typical kid- that I think boys and girls from 3rd grade through 7th grade could appreciate him. Older kids would really enjoy the last book in the series (Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great), Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing can also stand alone. I am amazed at how the author created such believable characters. Get off your couch and grab this book so you can start laughing!

Has anyone else read Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing? Or another book by Judy Blume? What did you think?

Happy reading-


  1. I love this book. I read all the books except the last one. This is a fabulous review! Makes me want to reread this book- just for a laugh

  2. Judy Blume is the best! I have read almost all of them. I think Peter and Fudge are great character. Excellent review!

  3. I love Judy Blume and read her books all through elementary school. This was a great book, but I liked Fudge best.

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