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Superfudge Paperback – April 5, 2007
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“As a kid, Judy Blume was my favorite author, and Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing was my favorite book.”—Jeff Kinney, author of the bestselling Wimpy Kid series
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The eldest child, Peter, is trying to lead a normal life, but this is being severely hampered by the presence of his uncontrollable younger brother Farley Drexel, better known as Fudge, and his parents, who insist on making big, life-changing decisions without consulting him first.
Although light and funny, it casually throws in some revelations that you may not be ready to explain, like where babies come from, and the existence of Santa Claus. It also skims the surface of the trauma of moving to a new city away from your friends, having a new baby in the family, and having your parents switch their traditional parental roles.
These issues are skillfully woven into a funny context, but the book can be interpreted at a much deeper level than it first appears.
Amanda Richards, February 17, 2005
As a parent of four kids under 8 years old, I can't help feeling somewhat betrayed by an author - even one as beloved as Blume - who would take it upon him or herself to completely cut down the Santa myth without any hint of subtlety or margin of error. For a children's author, this is a very severe stance to take and one that is most certainly intentional. In all my years of teaching and reading children's books, I have come across only one other author who took the same divisive position (Judy Delton's "A Pee Wee Scout Christmas") and the reason there are so few is this: most children's authors respect the wide diversity in the ages, circumstances, and beliefs of their young audiences. Even in books targeted to much older children, authors still take care to discuss topics like Santa in very "cloudy" terms (Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid series is a good example) and that cloudiness is an act of simple courtesy, not only for young kids who are reading books at a higher reading level, but also for parents who trust that children's authors will treat ANY bordeline age issue with some level of subtlety.
Realistic parents would never expect children's authors to avoid controversial subjects altogether, just as they would never expect to keep their children's belief in Santa alive forever.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Fudge Hatcher wants to be a bird when he grows up, it is so far going great. Fudge's older brother Peter has to live with this crazy 5 year old. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Amazon Customer
I am nine years old and had not yet come to the conclusion that Santa isn't real. So, I was disappointed when I learned the truth in chapter 10. Read more
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Book I had a good time reading it👑. It was a good book just funny and great
It's a must read but beware of chapter ten. Parents who are reading to young children might want to ad lib.Published 2 months ago by Consumer11
So many reviews are going crazy about the santa thing. But do you really want kids beliving that they get presnts from a guy on a slaigh? People kids need to know the truth. Read morePublished 3 months ago by manny
I wish I had read all of these reviews before I played the AUDIOBOOK version for my third grade class. Read morePublished 3 months ago by CHARLOTTE GALVAN
WARNING not for kids who still believe in Santa! My 5th grader was reading this with y 3rd grader when they called me to their room horrified. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Buddy's Mom
Great bedtime story for my grandson. He reads to me and I read to him.Published 5 months ago by N. Bruce