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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Series: The Fudge Seres
  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Listening Library (Audio); Unabridged edition (April 12, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1400099188
  • ISBN-13: 978-1400099184
  • Product Dimensions: 5.7 x 4.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (413 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #459,095 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Passed on from babysitters to their young charges, from big sisters to little brothers, and from parents to children, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing and its cousins (Superfudge, Fudge-a-mania, and Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great) have entertained children since they first appeared in the early 1970s. The books follow Peter Hatcher, his little brother Fudgie, baby sister Tootsie, their neighbor Sheila Tubman, various pets, and minor characters through New York City and on treks to suburbs and camps.

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing is the first of these entertaining yarns. Peter, because he's the oldest, must deal with Fudgie's disgusting cuteness, his constant meddling with Peter's stuff, and other grave offenses, one of which is almost too much to bear. All these incidents are presented with the unfailing ear and big-hearted humor of the masterful Judy Blume. Though some of her books for older kids have aroused controversy, the Hatcher brothers and their adventures remain above the fray, where they belong. (Peter's in fourth grade, so the book is suitable for kids ages 8 and older.) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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"Will bring a chorus of laughter from sympathetic readers." -- Publisher's Weekly.

Winner of The Great Stone Face Award.


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My 8 year old really loves to read her books.
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If you have a child that loves to read funny books, this book is highly recommended.
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My daughter has to read the book for her 4th grade assignment.
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115 of 123 people found the following review helpful By E. R. Bird HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on November 9, 2004
Format: Paperback
Judy Blume has often shocked the delicate sensibilities of stuffy parents worldwide with her straightforward tell-it-like-it-is young adult books containing sexual situations. When I was a kid though, Judy Blume meant only one thing. "Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing". One of my favorite books, written incredibly well, it captured perfectly what it means to be a kid with a little sibling. This book was a revelation. Nowhere else had I encountered an early reader story that wasn't afraid to say that little sibs can be annoying brats. There are roughly five bazillion books out there written specifically to coax older children into befriending their younger siblings. Far fewer are the books that recognize the difficulties these elder kids have to deal with when they're forced to abandon their personal privacy and sanity for the sake of a little brother or sister. The one book that really spoke to me about this (and was really funny as well) was Judy Blume's 1972 creation. And it reads as perfectly today as it did some thirty odd years ago.

There was Peter. And then there was Fudge. Peter Hatcher is nine years old and has the awful job of dealing with almost-three-year-old Fudgie at all times. Fudge is what a polite person might call a lively child. To Peter, however, Fudge is a holy terror. If he's not sticking green food stamps to full suitcases or refusing to eat until Peter stands on his head, he's leaping from large rocks (to fly) and throwing tantrums in shoe stores. Peter is understandably jealous of the amount of attention Fudge attracts but at least he has his pet turtle Dribble to comfort him. Each chapter in this book is a small story about the daily interactions and adventures of the Hatcher boys.
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34 of 39 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 7, 1998
Format: Paperback
I read this book when I was in fourth or fifth grade. Now I'm 26, but I still remember this little gem well. Peter Warren Hatcher has many problems, but his biggest one is his little brother, whom everyone calls "Fudge" Everyone likes Fudge, because he's the cute one, but when Fudge becomes a little monster, everyone looks to Peter to solve the problems.
Mr. and Mrs. Juicy-O meet Fudge and love him, but when he shoves Peter's turtle in their faces, Peter's dad loses the account. Mr. Toddle-Bike thinks Fudge is just right for a commercial, but Fudge won't ride the bike until Peter does. When Fudge eats Peter's turtle, Dribble, Fudge gets all the attention, and Peter just loses his pet. In every "Tale" Peter plays the role of the good son.
Judy Blume knows her audience well. People this age have to deal with the fact that they are no longer cute, but they are still treated like they know nothing by most adults. I could identify with Peter when I was 10, and I can relate to him still now.
Parents, buy this book for your kids. Kids, read this book. It's funny, touching, and will stay in your head for the rest of your lives.
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 7, 1998
Format: Paperback
The Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing is about a boy who has some hectic times with his brother. The setting was like any old ordinary town. The main character was Peter, an ordinary fourth grader. I really like Peter's brother Fudge. My favorite part is when Fudge eats a turtle. It's really funny. The thing that I think Peter learned was patience. I liked Peter the main character because he is an ordinary fourth grader like me. I would recommed this book to a friend to explain why your litte brother or sister do the things theydo.If you like this book you may also enjoy some other books by Judy Blume such as Fudge-A-Maina.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By "tajb_2000" on January 31, 2001
Format: Paperback
How does one handle having a little brother who is a terror? Just ask 9-year-old Peter Hatcher, because he has one named Farley Drexel "Fudge" Hatcher. Fudge is 2-years-old and he's about to turn 3-years-old. In Peter's opinion, Fudge is nothing but a pain in the neck, and he's right. Peter, Fudge, and their parents Anne and Warren live in an apartment building in New York City. First, Fudge costs Warren, who works for an advertising agency, an important account by terrorizing guests who have come all the way from Chicago. Peter tries not to go crazy as Fudge also does things like messing up Peter's homework and throws a tantrum at a shoe store, among a lot of other things. This synopsis describes this book from my point of view. There are a lot of things in the book that I didn't want to give away in the synopsis, just in case someone who has never read this book reads this review before reading the book. The fact that I read this book all over again every now and then proves that I love this book. Some parts of it still make me laugh, and there's a ood chance it'll make you laugh, too.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By BeNjI mArShAl on April 27, 2006
Format: Hardcover
I think this Fudge book was incredibleby good.I like the menace in it.I think it is very creative how the author got the ideas like Fudge loosing his two teeth,i thought he was going to brake his head.In one hand i think Peter is a splendid character and in the other i think he should be a little bit menacing.I think the author did a great job on this book.I say "There should have been pictures to,understand what your reading even though this is a chapter book"I comend this book for chidren who can stand lots of menace and children who like to read long books.I'm looking forwards to reading the rest of the series.
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