Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing I read this with my 4th grade class every year and I never get tired of it Even though published in the 1970 s it stands the test of time I found it funny when I read it at age 10, still funny reading it as an adult to my class, and even funnier now that I have a 3 year old son who could easily double as Fudge Hatcher if they ever made it into a movie My 12 year old says it was her favorite book she ever read in elementary school and my 8 year old just experienced Fudge for the first time and can t wait to read the other 4 novels Judy Blume rocks 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 S 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 And Older I hadn t read this 1972 children s classic since I was a 9 year old and in the fourth grade myself, so I was pleasantly surprised to discover, this week, while reading it to my fourth grader, that the story was still funny, relatable and worthy of new readership.It turns out, the angst of suffering siblings is just as potent, and just as irritating as it was in the 1970s And, apparently, all other decades Siblings haven t gotten any better, y all They still want to mess with your sh t, taunt you with their superiority, and lord over you the unspoken, obvious knowledge that your parents prefer them This is the story of fourth grader, Peter, poor Peter, who just wishes he d had the opportunity to remain an only child and not the older brother of younger sibling, Farley, who is beloved and known to all by his pet name of Fudge.Peter and Fudge s struggles as siblings play out in these 10 well paced chapters, and Judy Blume s famous approachable and concise writing style doesn t fail to deliver.Most hot topics that bother young kids are handled here Sibling rivalry, assumed favoritism, playground injuries, dastardly annoying school projects on poster boards, and fathers attempting to cook, and ruin, dinner.My 7 and 9 year old daughters were riveted throughout our entire read aloud of this book and never lost interest nor turned away their heads They giggled and sympathized throughout, at the indignity of suffering a sibling, sharing parents and having a mother who makes you wash your hands before every meal The best part for me, as the mother now, was reading aloud the scene from chapter 7, The Flying Train Committee, when little Fudge ruins Peters hard wrought fourth grade transportation project Peter flies into a rage, announces to his mother, I hate him and is reduced to frustration and tears, assuming his younger brother will, yet again, get away with destroying his property.When his mother surprises Peter, by admitting to him, I spanked him, Peter is filled with the vindication and joy that only a frustrated sibling can truly feel His mother, who doesn t believe in spanking, spanked his younger brother for ruining his poster board project Oh, happy day At this declaration of spanking and vindication, my two daughters suddenly burst into devilish smiles, then a long, simultaneous peal of laughter They both had to sit up, that s how hard they were laughing They LOVED that the naughty sibling got his just desserts, and they loved it, strangely enough, at the same exact time I gotta tell you.it was a real Roald Dahl moment. Lovely, cute, adorable, pulling strings of your heart, sweet and innocently joyous You pick it up and can t let go till you re finished It s about A nine year old boy Peter and his innocuous jealousy for his toddler brother, Fudgie Spinning through cute, little incidents, it takes us through the life and innocent thoughts of Peter I loved his view of his parents a mother whom he s always suspicious of that she doesn t love him, and the father whom he finds just But the keen observation of Blume and the take on smallest incidents from a kid s POV is too awesome I wished few illustrations would have worked wonders.Don t know but recently the childrens books are finding their way to me, all by sheer coincidences and I m absolutely loving it Read in the 1970s.Wow calling it Fudge 1 way to reinforce the title sentiment Nine year old fourth grader Peter Warren Hatcher is feeling like his life got right fudged up almost three years ago with the arrival of a baby brother his parents named Farley Drexel family names, maybe but these days he s known as a turbocharged toddler called Fudge When people first see him they think he s so adorable, but he soon shows them there s way to him But why does that have to mean that there s nothing to Peter than being nine and in the fourth grade His life is brightened by a new pet, and he does have a human best friend to hang with life would be better if Jimmy were the one who lived in Peter s apartment building, but no, the classmate who does is the insufferable Sheila Will life with Fudge ever get sweeter, or will it just get crappier Thanks for reading. I have fond memories of this book I have a feeling Peter could have certainly benefited christian or no from the serenity prayer Perhaps he ll eventually pick it up at a meeting of Fudgaholics Anonymous Blume s humor and ability to speak to deeply rooted juvenile issues such as being utterly ignored keep her firmly planted at the pinnacle of authors writing for young readers When the mood strikes me and if there s a copy handy I ll read just the last page of this book I walk away understanding that loss and gain are intertwined and that no matter how messed up life gets, what matters is how one handles life s adversities. I remember reading this as a kid and loving it Fudge was crazzzzzyyyyy My brother and I are Irish Twins , so we were in the same grade throughout our whole school career He got all of the awesome, tenured teachers, whose students loved them so much that they still continued to visit them well into their middle and high school years their classrooms had epic decor themes like under the sea or summer fun I was a straggler kid, looking in from the outside and always longing for what he had My assortment of teachers were either a fresh out of college and trying experimental forms of teaching ugh , b had extreme chips on their shoulders and were organizing unions to stick it to the man, or c filing for divorce This equated to bare walls and zero pizza parties The agony Worst yet, we didn t read any of the cool books all the other classes were reading I remember getting sick and tired of hearing of this baby named Fudge of all the crazy names , and all the trouble that he got into, from some friends in other classes So now, all these years later, I finally understand what all the hype was about, and for once it wasn t overstated I LOVED Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing Peter Hatcher, the 9 year old protagonist, has a pretty great setup He lives in New York City, close to Central Park, he s loving his 4th grade class, has nice friendsexcept his 2 year old little brother, Fudge, keeps ruining things He s a the cutest little monster you ever saw I would have loved to have read this as a child, especially when my little sister came into the world when I was 8 I didn t like her She was a cutie, but she just disrupted everything I felt like no one understood where I was coming from, least of all my parents, who could see no wrong in anything that she did That s the beauty of this book, because while it is hilarious and cute, it s not patronizing and adult I love the relationship Peter has with his mom she s a bit of a sarcastic wit, and I like that One thing that made me laugh was when Peter was describing how cautious he had to be about walking in Central Park alone because of muggers and dope pushers I thought to myself, this is not the NYC of You ve Got Mail This is the NYC of Klute in 1972 I will definitely be continuing with the series, and very soon.P.S The Kindle book 2.99 in case you too are late to the game Wink, wink Prva od 5 knjiga iz serijala o Fad u Knjiga za decu ali i roditelji e se ludo zabaviti ako je pro itaju Jedna od onih ludo zabavnih knjiga koje svako dete treba da pro ita Ovaj serijal je, moglo bi se re i, postao ve klasik u Americi, a i ire

Judy Blume spent her childhood in Elizabeth, New Jersey, making up stories inside her head She has spent her adult years in many places doing the same thing, only now she writes her stories down on paper Adults as well as children will recognize such Blume titles as Are You There God It s Me, Margaret Blubber Just as Long as We re Together and the five book series about the irrepressible Fu

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  • 06 December 2017
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