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Superfudge Paperback – April 5, 2007

4.4 out of 5 stars 287 customer reviews
Book 3 of 5 in the Fudge Series

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"A genuinely funny story...dealing with the kinks and knots of modern family life."—The New York Times Book Review

“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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Nothing is easy for 12-year-old Peter Hatcher. His younger brother, Fudge, is bad enough. But now there's a new baby com- ing and the family is moving to Princeton. "A genuinely funny story...dealing with the kinks and knots of modern family life." -- The New York Times Book Review. Winner of The Great Stone Face Award. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Lexile Measure: 0560 (What's this?)
  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin Books (April 5, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0142408808
  • ISBN-13: 978-0142408803
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.6 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (287 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,412 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book is hilariously funny, but cruel to kids who believe in Santa Claus. I was devastated the first time I read it, when I was about 9 or 10, because of that part. Then I read it again two years later and loved it. Please make sure your child already "doesn't believe" in Santa before letting him/her read it--it's a terrible way to find out "the truth." Other than that, a great book, especially the parts with Uncle Feather and where Fudge asks "Is this a catastrophe?" and the principal replies, "No, Fudge, but I'm sure you'll try harder next time."
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I picked up this one simply because it had a cute cartoon cover. A short while later, I was totally relating to the story, particularly the parts where the Hatcher kids react to major changes in their lives.

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
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At age 9 I enjoyed this book but didn't like it as much asTales Of A Fourth Grade Nothing. For one thing, there were no pictureslike the previous book. Another thing, I felt like the Fudge series lost some of it's innocense with one of Peter's friends saying blankety-blank (they didn't actually print it out but hinted it) in front of Fudge and his pals. Peter's pal should have known better. I wouldn't recommend this book to really young readers for that reason, and it may be upsetting for some kids because of the fact that Blume gives the impression that there's no Santa. Now when I read it, I wasn't upset because I already knew. But I think it'd upset some children, and I thought it was sad that Fudge lost his childlike innocense by not believing in Santa anymore. So parents, I highly advise you to proof-read this book before handing it over to your kids, as with any questionable material.
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There's no question that Judy Blume is one of the most celebrated children's authors of all time. But when it comes to the book Superfudge, there IS the question of whether or not it's fair of Blume to dismantle one of the most memorable childhood traditions in a book targeted to young children ("ages 7 and up" on the back jacket).

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.
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My daughter is in the first grade and is an excellent reader. She has literally inhaled this series of books. One of my daughter's favorite bedtime rituals is for her to read one chapter of the book to me each night. I was absolutely floored (and completely unprepared) for the revelation regarding the issue of Santa not being real along with the storyline of the main character having "busted" his parents one Christmas when he was three. My daughter is six and still firmly believes in Santa. I had to do some fast talking (and quick thinking). I think my daughter's OK but I'm absolutely traumatized!! We started reading this series upon the recommendation of her Kindergarten teacher after I expressed concern about the frequent use of slang in the Junie B. series. Junie B. is not looking so bad right now . . .
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