Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing pdf free download – Book reviews

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Author(s): Judy BlumeDownload  

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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?

Some Reviews: 2553 in Goodreads.com

Debbie

Debbie rated it      

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!

Majenta

Majenta rated 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 more to him! But why does that have to mean that there’s nothing more 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.

Pradnya K.

Pradnya K. rated it      

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!

Erik

Erik rated it     

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.

Greg

Greg rated it     

If I remember right this book was actually better than SF, but it never had the obsession thing attached to it. There is a part in the book where Peter (holy shit, how did I do that, I can’t remember character names in books I read last week, but here I am pulling out a character name from a book I read a quarter of a century ago), gets mugged and he says that it’s what happens in New York, or something like it’s scary but everyone gets mugged so it’s no big deal. And this stuck with me for a long time, and I thought that everyone in New York does get mugged. This is kind of a lie, but I think Bernhard Getze (spelling? you know the guy who shot the kids on the subway vigilante style in the 80’s.) was in the news a lot, and it just seemed like this fact must be true, and it stuck with me all these years. Why is this important to the book, and why would this make you want to read it or not read it? I don’t know, but it’s a true story and it shows that this book left a lasting impression on my young malleable mind, and so much of one that I even remembered the character name. So I guess it was a pretty darn good fucking book (wouldn’t that be a great blurb on the next paperback edition?)

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