Parents | Raising readers & learners.

Home of Parent & Child Magazine



Series: Fudge
by Judy Blume

The unstoppable Farley Drexel Hatcher — better known as Fudge — is back with more adventures and sidesplitting hijinks. Even though this is the sequel to Judy Blume's Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, this book can be read on its own. The story is believable, the pace quick and exciting, and the undeniable humor of the characters will leave readers breathless from laughing so much.

Twelve-year-old Peter Hatcher's brother, Fudge, has driven him up the wall since Day One! Now that he's older, Fudge is an even bigger pain; he eats worm brownies, insists on getting a myna bird for a pet, and is constantly singing words he knows how to spell. What could be worse? Well, Peter soon finds out that his mom is pregnant and the family is going to move to Princeton, New Jersey. Now Peter has to leave his best friend, Jimmy, and his archenemy, Sheila Tubman, behind. Not only that, he has to start the sixth grade in a new school — plus, it's the same school that Fudge is going to attend! What can he do now?

Although this book is 166 pages long, readers will sail through it. The family situations are genuine and reveal both the ups and downs of family life.

8, 9, 10
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 5
Guided Reading
Book Type
Chapter Book
Comedy and Humor

About the Author

Contributor Image Alt Tag Judy Blume Best-selling author Judy Blume began writing books for children when her own children started preschool.

The Reading Toolkit

Shop From Scholastic

Find Just-Right Books

Find Just-Right Books