Book Talk | Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume 

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“My biggest problem is my brother, Farley Drexel Hatcher. He’s two-and-a-half years old. Everybody calls him Fudge.”

Judy Blume, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

Author: Judy Blume
Published: May 01, 2007
Publisher: Puffin Books
Pages: 160
Genre: Realistic Fiction

From GoodReads: Life with his little brother, Fudge, makes Peter Hatcher feel like a fourth grade nothing. Whether Fudge is throwing a temper tantrum in a shoe store, smearing mashed potatoes on the walls at Hamburger Heaven, or trying to fly, he’s never far from trouble. He’s an almost three-year-old terror who gets away with everything, and Peter’s had it up to here! When Fudge walks off with Dribble, Peter’s pet turtle, it’s the last straw. Peter has put up with Fudge for too long. Way too long! How can he get his parents to pay attention to him for a change?

In this chapter book for fourth graders, we follow the day to day life of Peter Hatcher. Peter’s life seems pretty normal except he has a brother they call Fudge who has a case of the terrible two’s which causes chaos, leaving Peter feeling like he is a nobody at home.

If you enjoy comedy & humor then you may like Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing.

I chose to read this book because I am headed to Fourth Grade! I have been offered and I have accepted an ELA-R position at an Elementary School within the community of Galveston Island for the 2023-24 school year.

Do you teach fourth grade or ELA-R? Let’s connect.

Until next time,

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