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Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing. Description Peter thinks he has the world's biggest problem - his naughty little brother, Fudge. Fudge causes trouble wherever he goes and it's usually up to Peter to sort out the mess. When Peter wins a tiny green turtle called Dribble, he's determined to keep it away from his brother. But when Fudge does get his hands on Dribble - disaster strikes! Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing is the first book in the hilariously funny Fudge series from the bestselling author and household name Judy Blume, featuring cover art from picture book star, Emily Gravett.
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Lovely, cute, adorable, pulling strings of your heart, sweet and innocently joyous! You pick it up and can't let go till you're finished!
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It's about A nine year old boy Peter and his innocuous jealousy for his toddler brother, Fudgie. Spinning through cute, little incidents, it takes us through the life and innocent thoughts of Peter. I loved his view of his parents - a mother whom he's always suspicious of that she doesn't love him, and the father whom he finds just. But the keen observation of Lovely, cute, adorable, pulling strings of your heart, sweet and innocently joyous! But the keen observation of Blume and the take on smallest incidents from a kid's POV is too awesome. I wished few illustrations would have worked wonders.
Don't know but recently the childrens books are finding their way to me, all by sheer coincidences and I'm absolutely loving it! View 1 comment. I have fond memories of this book. I have a feeling Peter could have certainly benefited christian or no from the serenity prayer. Perhaps he'll eventually pick it up at a meeting of Fudgaholics Anonymous. Blume's humor and ability to speak to deeply-rooted juvenile issues such as being utterly ignored keep her firmly planted at the pinnacle of authors writing for young readers.
When the mood strikes me and if there's a copy handy I'll read just the last page of this book. I walk away unders I have fond memories of this book. I walk away understanding that loss and gain are intertwined and that no matter how messed up life gets, what matters is how one handles life's adversities. View 2 comments. Shelves: funny , tween-book , review , teenage-book.
May 31, Giselle rated it really liked it Shelves: genre-contemporary , age-children , nostalgia , genre-humour , 4-star. I remember reading this as a kid and loving it. View all 3 comments. May 20, Manybooks rated it liked it Shelves: judy-blume , families , childrens-literature , book-reviews , siblings. One of the first full-length English language children's novels I encountered when our grade four teacher read Judy Blume's Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing aloud to us in , I have very fond and nostalgic memories of totally commiserating with Peter Warren Hatcher with regard to his often so annoying and extremely spoiled by in particular the mother younger brother Farley Drexel Hatcher generally known as Fudge.
However, while in grade four, I was often if not even first and foremost si One of the first full-length English language children's novels I encountered when our grade four teacher read Judy Blume's Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing aloud to us in , I have very fond and nostalgic memories of totally commiserating with Peter Warren Hatcher with regard to his often so annoying and extremely spoiled by in particular the mother younger brother Farley Drexel Hatcher generally known as Fudge.
Four stars for nostalgia, but rounded down to three stars, as while I still do very much enjoy and appreciate Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing , I do admit that I continue to have rather serious issues with how coddling and "oh he is so young" Peter's parents as well as the grandmother are with regard to Fudge, how poor Peter is often pretty much considered more than a bit secondary, and yes indeed, how some of the datedness of Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing does now kind of make me shake my head a bit.
And for me, the biggest datedness stumbling block with Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing is in fact that Judy Blume and without any authorial criticism of this type of behaviour whatsoever, lets Peter win his pet turtle Dribble at a birthday party, as I cannot even remotely consider it in any way animal-friendly or appropriate to give away live animals as party prizes for this truly just makes me cringe like mad, as while Peter might well and in fact have been a good and responsible pet owner with Dribble, for Jimmy Fargo's mother to hand out goldfish and a turtle as prizes is at best extremely naive, and to and for me on a personal level quite as bad and as inappropriate as individuals giving someone a live baby chick or a bunny at Easter.
Read to me us in over the course of 7th grade english class by one Miss Estelle Gossage who, by my recollection, was years old, unmarried, and had taught not only my mother but also my grandmother. We welcomed the respite from her boot camp like regiment of conjugation, and I remember very little except it was the only time I ever saw Miss Gossage laugh. Dec 29, Kate rated it it was amazing.
A really easy read about Peter, a boy in grade four, and how his younger brother, Fudge, always seems to be up to something to annoy Peter.
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I absolutely loved this!!! I had so much fun. The characters were so vivid and bright. I loved Fudge.
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The audio was great! The narrator was so good while telling Fudge's parts. Every time she said "see" I imagined little Fudge standing next to me looking at me with his innocent eyes and not understanding that he did a terrible horrible thing. By the way, Fudge reminded me of Ramona Quimby.
Imagine Fudge and Ramona together! Kind of Bonnie and Clyde I absolutely loved this!!! I just saw there is more of Fudge. This kid deserves to be in more than one book. Definitely will continue the series! View all 8 comments.
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I seem to remember enjoying it as a child, but unlike the Ramona and Beezus and Henry books, it has no charm for me as an adult reader. Peter is cursed with an obnoxious little brother who gets all the attention and ruins everything. The only other thing I can say is, poor Dribble.
View all 5 comments. Aug 30, Tukunjil Nayeera rated it it was amazing Shelves: favorite-children-s-lit , american-lit. This book is so fun! Siblings fight, having a turtle as pet, the way little Fudgie's talk and call his brother Pee-tah everything is amusing! Dear Peter, you are a wonderful boy and you must know it!
Guessing exact numbers of jelly beans in Mrs Fargo's jar remind me of "Tin Goyenda"! It's exactly the same way Kishore won Rolls Royce car for a whole month! Oct 25, Greg rated it really liked it Shelves: books-for-kids , girls-girls-girls. If I remember right this book was actually better than SF , but it never had the obsession thing attached to it. There is a part in the book where Peter holy shit, how did I do that, I can't remember character names in books I read last week, but here I am pulling out a character name from a book I read a quarter of a century ago , gets mugged and he says that it's what happens in New York, or something like it's scary but everyone gets mugged so it's no big deal.
And this stuck with me for a lo If I remember right this book was actually better than SF , but it never had the obsession thing attached to it. And this stuck with me for a long time, and I thought that everyone in New York does get mugged. This is kind of a lie, but I think Bernhard Getze spelling? Why is this important to the book, and why would this make you want to read it or not read it? I don't know, but it's a true story and it shows that this book left a lasting impression on my young malleable mind, and so much of one that I even remembered the character name.
So I guess it was a pretty darn good fucking book wouldn't that be a great blurb on the next paperback edition? May 07, Gigi rated it it was ok Shelves: childrens. When I first read this book as a kid in grammar school I really enjoyed it. I think I just liked how it went through a kids day. Funny things happen, siblings cause trouble, and life goes on. My sons enjoyed reading it in their free time. But as an adult rereading it I didn't enjoy it as much.
I have read so many other children's books that I liked so much more that this book just kind of fell flat. As a homeschooling mom I won't place it on any literature lists but just as something to be enjoy When I first read this book as a kid in grammar school I really enjoyed it. As a homeschooling mom I won't place it on any literature lists but just as something to be enjoy if the kids choose it.