Tales of A Fourth Grade Nothing

Tales of A Fourth Grade Nothing

Book - 2002
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Peter finds his demanding two-year-old brother an ever increasing problem.
Publisher: New York : Dutton Children's Books, [2002], c1972.
ISBN: 9780525469315
Characteristics: 120 p. ; 22 cm.


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Aug 07, 2020

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing takes us through the everyday life of Peter, just a normal fourth-grader with an annoying little brother, Fudge. As Peter deals with the struggles of being an older brother and growing up he learns some important lessons.

This story is beautifully written with realistic characters, hilarious situations, and an intriguing plot. It’s a wonderful read for children but it will be enjoyable and relatable regardless of your age.

Oct 18, 2019

There is nothing about this book that would keep me from recommending it to 2nd grade and up. It is full of humor and heart. Peter's 9-year-old voice rings with authenticity throughout. His matter-of-fact reporting makes the stories even more winsome. Some might complain about it being a bit dated, but it is still such a charming read and would be a delightful classroom read aloud.

ArapahoeMarcia Sep 06, 2019

A perfect book for any child struggling with a younger sibling.

Feb 21, 2019

This was the best book I’ve ever read In grade 2. I plan on reading this amazing tale over and over again.

Jan 30, 2018

Powerless protagonist forced to observe & report as his parents ignored his warnings on his little hellion brother.
Timeless book because we all been there once in one form or another.
Roy Doty the illustrator in original edition was famous for drawing for then DYI page cartoon in Popular science magazines in the 1970s to 1990s.

Jan 29, 2018

I read this in 5th grade for school and it was so funny!

Jul 25, 2017

The author of this book is a great story teller.The authors name is Judy Blume. I could picture every single word in my head it was so good! All the characters were so believable, but this story was one of the best story's I've read! It was my favourite. Go check out the rest of the Judy Blume's story's! I bet you will love them all!

ArapahoeSteffen Oct 18, 2016

Every fourth grader (especially those with younger siblings) should read this short and funny chapter book about Peter and his family who live in a New York skyscraper and his little brother Fudge who SPOILER - actually eats Peter's turtle in the climax of his obnoxious antics.
I really enjoyed the follow-up books in the series as well.

Aug 31, 2016

Fun read to my kids! Many funny parts. A great book to read out loud.

vpl_childrens Dec 08, 2015

For ages 6-8. Two is a crowd when Peter and his little brother Fudge are in the same room. He drives Peter totally crazy with his embarrassing songs and antics. Fudge may be a human hurricane but, surprise, he’s also adorable.

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Jun 05, 2019

This cleverly written fiction is about a 10-year-old and his little 3-year-old brother named Fudge. Peter despises Fudge, as he ruins whatever Peter does, such as when he makes a poster for class, Fudge gets into his Magic Markers, and scribbles all over it XD. Fudge's antics build up, until Peter comes home from school one day, and his pet turtle is gone. He questions Fudge, and Fudge admits that he ate it. Yes, Fudge ate a turtle. His mom then calls a doctor, and rushes them to the hospital. Peter is upset about that his turtle is gone and no-one seems to care. After this problem is solved in 2 or 3 days, Fudge is pampered, and Peter is still angry, until his father comes in with a box containing a dog! Peter names the dog Turtle, after the incident.

Aug 31, 2016

Fun read to my kids! Many funny parts. A great book to read out loud.

Jun 30, 2015

This story is about a fourth grader and his little brother. His little brother always messes things up. He even swallowed the turtle Peter got. Peter thinks that his parents like his little brother more than him, but he's wrong.

vernessa7 May 03, 2013

Fudge doing things peter does not like so peter always has to show fudge how to do things. by michael

Feb 10, 2013

Peter has what every family seems to have, a very annoying little brother named fudge. Fudge who was given this nickname because he hated his birth name so much, was the kid brother that always bothered Peter but he took the cake when he ate Petter's pet turtle and had to be rushed to the hospital. He turned out to be ok and Peter got a new dog named turtle in loving memory of his turtle.


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Jun 13, 2015

''eat it or wear it''

Feb 10, 2013

" And just to be sure, son , he said, we got a dog that's going to grow quite big. Much too big for your brother to swallow." pg 110


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