Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing


Title: Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

Author: Judy Blume

Publisher: Puffin

Number of pages: 144

Type of Book: Fiction, Contemporary

Age: 8+

Available here: http://www.iqrabooks.com.ng/search_results.php?key=tales+of+a+fourth+grade+nothing&term=Anything&Submit=Search# and http://www.amazon.com/Tales-Fourth-Grade-Nothing-Blume/dp/0142408816 and for free download here: https://cambridgecollegelibrary.wikispaces.com/file/view/Judy+Blume-Tales+of+a+Fourth+Grade+Nothing.pdf or borrow it from ZODMLibrary, Ikoyi here: http://zodml.org/eachbook.php?id=37148 (membership of Library required)

Price: N5570; $6.29; free download or borrow for free at the Zaccheus Dibiaezue Library (ZODML) Ikoyi


9-year-old Peter Hatcher has a HUGE problem: his 3-year-old stubborn and spoilt little brother, Fudge! Fudge is the worst possible little brother to be trapped in a family with and in every chapter of this book, he finds a way to terrorize Peter, from destroying his room and his homework, to making Peter do all sorts of things to entertain/calm him down to swallowing his pet turtle. To make matters worse, everyone, especially Mrs. Hatcher gives too much attention to Fudge and this annoys Peter to no end. Peter’s convinced his mother loves Fudge more than him and he’s not her real son. But will Fudge always get his way and will Peter ever feel like his parents love him too and he’s more than ‘Nothing’? Guaranteed to make you and your child laugh-out-loud.


UP: The first in the Fudge series, this book shows sibling rivalry at its best in an honest but totally humourous way. Fudge’s antics are definitely the major highlight of the book. Other books in the Fudge series are Otherwise known as Sheila the Great, Superfudge, Fudge-a-mania and Double Fudge.

DOWN: None


4.5 Stars


  1. What did Peter think they should trade Fudge in for? A dog.
  2. When is the only time that Peter likes Fudge? When he’s asleep!
  3. One of Fudge’s favourite pastimes? Banging pots and pans together.
  4. ‘Fudge, you will eat that cereal or you will wear it!” Who said this and what eventually happened to the cereal? Peter’s dad; He dumped the bowl of cereal on Fudge’s head.
  5. This happens every time Fudge misbehaves (like when he destroyed Peter’s room and made their father lose an important account); Peter feels like this all the time? Nothing!
  6. Some fun facts about Fudge’s eating habits: He swallowed Dribble, Peter’s turtle, ate his mother’s flowers, and once, Mrs. Hatcher made Peter stand on his head to get Fudge to eat.

Read the book here: https://cambridgecollegelibrary.wikispaces.com/file/view/Judy+Blume-Tales+of+a+Fourth+Grade+Nothing.pdf

Visit Peter and Fudge here: http://www.judyblume.com/books/fudge/tales.php

Test your knowledge of the book after reading it here and get a CERTIFICATE!: http://www.proprofs.com/quiz-school/story.php?title=Tales–Fourth-Grade-Nothing

Some more on Peter and Fudge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yd51NjpFnyo 

CHALLENGE: Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing 


  1. What is sibling rivalry? Write a short 400-word essay

Send your answers to ugochinyelu.anidi@gmail.com

Entry requirements: Entrants must be within the 8-12 age range. The first correct entry will be announced on this page and will win a copy of this book.

Answers must be submitted before 12:00am on Sunday, December 20th 2015.

Next Book of the Week:

A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Charles Dickens



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