Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing


Bibliographic Information: Blume, Judy. (1972) Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing. New York, NY:  Berkeley Publishing.

Brief Annotation: When Peter Hatcher finds out that his mother is pregnant again, he is distraught. He is fed up with dealing with his eccentric little brother Fudge, and he is worried that his new sibling will be just as bad. This is a story of Peter learning how to deal with Fudge, and coming to grips with the fact that he is about to have a new sibling.

Genre: Free Choice (Chapter)

Grade Level: Grades 3-5

Readers who will like this: Students who are expecting a new siblings would like this book. The anecdotes about Fudge are very funny, so students who like humor will also like this.

Rating/Response: 8/10. This is another key book in my childhood. I still remember some of the Fudge anecdotes. The only problem with it is that it is not as good as it’s sequel, Super Fudge.

One question you would ask before a read aloud: How would you feel if you found out you were getting another sibling?

Posted by: Billy Gregg


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