Monday, March 5, 2012

Marvelous Middle Grade Monday: Judy Blume and Fudge

For this week's MMGM, I wanted to spotlight the "Fudge" books by Judy Blume. Amazingly 2012 is the 40th anniversary of TALES OF A FOURTH GRADE NOTHING!  I finally convinced my middle grade son to read the book, and of course, once he gave it a chance he loved it enough to use it for his February book report and is now reading SUPERFUDGE.

Here's a brief synopsis from the back of the book:

This Fudge isn't so sweet.

Two is a crowd when Peter and his little brother, Fudge, are in the same room. Grown-ups think Fudge is absolutely adorable, but Peter and his pet turtle, Dribble, know the truth. From throwing temper tantrums to smearing mashed potatoes on the wall, Fudge causes mischief wherever he goes. What will the tiny terror do next?

My son loved reading about Peter and Fudge because the book shows how to survive with a younger brother.  His favorite part "was when they were at Hamburger Heaven and Fudge smeared mashed potatoes all over the wall."

I agree that this is a great book for kids, especially those with younger siblings. It takes place in every day life and with ordinary circumstances. I find it so cool when a book is still loved by kids, even after being published for 40 years.

Thanks for stopping by and for my middle grade love, check out the links to the right!