Monday, October 24, 2011

Book Review: Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
Genre: Middle Grade Fiction
Paperback, 128 pages
Borrowed from BPL Central Branch
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. (taken from

I haven't read a Judy Blume book in EONS. The last one of I read was "Are you there God, it's me Margaret". This one was (obviously) a lot different.

Heartwarming, funny and silly at times, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing is the first in a series of books Blume writes about Peter and his younger brother Fudge. Like any younger brother is capable of, Fudge drives Peter absolutely nuts and in Peter's words "gets away with everything".

If you have a sibling and remember being in Fourth Grade, you might find yourself laughing more than you thought you would at this story. The language was simple enough for a Middle Grader to follow but interesting enough for an adult to read. I felt as though it ended a little suddenly but then found out that the story does go on in other books. I plan on reading those as well!


  1. Nice review Lah! I also have some books that were published Eons ago. :-) I'm planning on reading them soon!

  2. I remember reading this book years and years ago! You are my favorite new follower on Literary Lindsey (with the exception of the other one from the two of you!) Have an amazing reading week!

  3. Ah Lindsey you are far too kind! Your page inspired me to change my blog name!! I won't say what it will be yet but it's similar to yours :)

    Ruperto!! Hi!


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