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Double Fudge (Fudge #5)

3.94 of 5 stars 3.94  ·  rating details  ·  16,354 ratings  ·  551 reviews
Fans young and old will laugh out loud at the irrepressible wit of peter Hatcher, the hilarious antics of mischievous Fudge, and the unbreakable confidence of know-it-all sheila tubman in Judy blume's five Fudge books. brand-new covers adorn these perennial favorites, and will entice a whole new generation of Fudge-and Judy blume-fans.
ebook, 224 pages
Published December 1st 2011 by Puffin Books (first published January 1st 2002)
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Tristan Oesterle
The book I am read is the 4th book of Farley Drexel Hatcher a.k.a Fudge: Double Fudge. In Chapter one, Fudge ask Peter a question about Money and he becomes obsessed with money. Then one day, Fudge asks Shelia Tubbman: Peter's sworn enemy, how much money she got. It wasn't a polite thing to say and Shelia looked at Peter to think it was his fault for telling Fudge about money. When Fudge let out a cheer of Money, Uncle Feathers: Fudge's bird, repeats what Fudge said. I'm on Chapter 2 and I'm st ...more
Lars Guthrie
Judy Blume is great and so is 'Double Fudge.' Being a very linear person, I had a little anachronistic adjustment to do here, as Peter Hatcher has grown from the nine-year-old he was in 'Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing' into a 12-year old. The confusion I felt with that is that 'Tales' was written in 1972 and 'Double' in 2002. Both contain period detail and ambience, and only familiar with 'Tales' and 'Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great,' I was ready for a 'Harriet the Spy'/'Mixed-Up Files of M ...more
I'm disappointed in Judy Blume. She claimed at the beginning of the book that she was only moved to revive the Fudge series because she'd promised her grandson she would if she ever got a really great idea. I hate to break it to you, Judy, but you didn't have a great idea. At all. Fudge's fixation on money in the book is repellant and is never resolved. The cousins the Hatchers meet (completely implausibly) in DC are irritating and unlikeable. Mostly the story just retreads territory from the mu ...more
Riley J
Money, Money, Money $$$... "I love money,money,money!!!" is Fudge's new theme song. He's drawing money signs$ for breakfast, thumbing through catalogs at bedtime, and making enough "Fudge Bucks" so he can buy the whole world (or at least Toys "R" us). Fudge's latest obsession is driving his brother Peter insane! But life starts going coo-coo when Peter and his family meet their long-lost relatives, the Howie Hatchers of Honolulu, Hawaii. Not only does Peter have to deal with the Natural Beautie ...more
Sabrina Crespin
As part of UMHB's READ3307, I read "Double Fudge" by Judy Blume. This contemporary realistic fiction novel for grades 3-5 is actually the fifth in the Fudge series. It follows Peter Hatcher and his crazy family on their trip to Washington, D.C. where they meet their extended family. Peter's younger brother Farley Drexel ("Fudge") develops a borderline-obsessive interest in money in this story. This leads to a trip to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing to learn about how money is made. Instead ...more
Double Fudge by Judy Blume was a surprisingly really great book I didn’t really know what the book was about because It’s name was ‘’Double Fudge’’, what’s that suppose to mean? Anyways ,I read the back cover and gave it a chance.
My favorite part about this book was when the Howie Hatchers came to visits and made the Hatchers angry and their apartment even smaller than what it seemed like. I also thought it was funny when Fudge and Mini-Farley got stuck in the elevator on Halloween. I was reall
Fred D
The fourth book in the Fudge & Peter series, this one came out something like 7 years after Fudge-a-Mania. Now being an adult when it came out, I wasn't exactly following the childrens' books news any more, so I had no idea it had come out until years later. When I saw it in a bookstore, I bought it along with Fudge-a-Mania right away because of my cherished memories of the reading the first two books in the series many years before when I was in grade school.

Reading it as an adult, I defini
Dylan Maiville
I didn't really like it... I DON'T recommend it!!!!
My son LOVED this book. It is the fourth book in the Peter and Fudge series. This book refers to events in previous books, so I am glad we read them in order.

In this book, Fudge loves money. It is pretty hilarious. A lot more goes on, of course--trouble with his bird and some unwelcome visitors.

If you are a homeschooling family, you may want to avoid this, though, because it features a really obnoxious homeschooling family. The dad does not allow sleepovers, candy, and TV. I don't homeschool,
summary: A 13yr. old boy named Peter Hatcher lives in New York and has a little brother named Fudge that becomes obsessed with money and thier family trys everything to make it stop. At the same time, there myna bird stops talking and his best friend moves away to Princeton.

opinion: I like this book because its funny with all the trouble Fudge starts and I just like realistic fiction.

recomendation: I recomend that you read this book, but first read Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing and Super Fudge
Another smasher from Judy Blume, this is the continuation of Superfudge and as good, if not more, as the last book. I just love Pete, his family and friends. When I read the book, somehow I feel as if I am living with them, and voyeuristically following their moves and adventures. I read this during a train journey and frightened my co-passengers by laughing out loud, and my husband and son were nonchalantly sitting with an ever tolerant expression on their faces. I do recommend this series for ...more
Sierra Brandt
Judy Blume, the author of Double Fudge, had no other purpose of writing this fictional book than for fun and entertainment. Blume has an immense vocabulary so the reader does not get bored with the content at all while reading. Along with that, she uses many descriptive words so it’s like the reader is in the story and knows exactly what is going on. Overall, the most important reason she wrote this book was to give the reader a good laugh.

The theme of Double Fudge is to stay humble and never g
Travis Kesinger
Personal Reaction: I thought this book was extremely readable and engaging. Double Fudge is the last book in a series of four books by Judy Blume. Even with that in mind I found the book to still be relatively easy to follow. The book used techniques of alliteration, word play in names (i.e. flora and fauna), and many other elements that kept me engaged and constantly thinking of how this could be used in a classroom. This book did a good job of relating all elements to one and other at the end. ...more
Alyssa Ruehl
personal reaction
I have loved this book since I was a little kid. I loved the story and how lighthearted it is, so it made sense that I would use this book for a realistic fiction project!

read aloud to make a curricular connection
This book could be used for a read aloud that encourages students to be creative and think outside of the box. This author, Judy Blume, was creative in her story telling and the experiences Fudge goes through.

independent reading; literary elements
Children from the
Do you have a little brother that thinks that he can create his own money and become a billionaire and buy New York? Pete does his little brother Fudge discovered money in a big way and decided to create his own money Fudge Bucks. The genre of this book is realistic fiction because this can happen to any little kid that has an imaginary mind. I actually liked reading this book because it was interesting finding out how Fudge thought he was going to create his own money and buy the whole world a ...more
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Adrianna Wesley
Genre: Fiction/ Beginning Reader
Age: 8-11 years old
Summary: This is the 5th book in the Fudge series and follows Peter and his little brother Fudge. Fudge is 5 now and is obsessed with money so the whole family goes to the Bureau of Printing so Fudge might be able to get over his obsession, only the opposite happens and he becomes more obsessed. While at the Bureau, they happen to run into their long lost cousins the Hatchers. The Hatcher's have son named Farley which is also Fudge's real name.
Peter Hatcher's brother trouble Fudge, is now obsessed with money. When their family heads to Washington to teach Fudge about money, and where it comes from, they meet their dad's long lost cousins. When they invite themselves into to the Hatchers' apartment in New York, Peter's family has no choice but to host their cousins for their visit to New York for a night or two. But when one night turns to two, and two nights turn to a week, and a week turns into a month, Peter starts to wonder if they ...more
"I love money, money, money!" is Fudge's new slogan. He's drawing dollar signs at the dinner table, plans to buy the whole world, and making enough "Fudge Bucks" so he can buy... well everything. Fudge's obsession makes his older brother Peter go nuts! and when Peter thinks things can't get really anymore insane his family meet their long-lost relatives, the Howie Hatchers from Hawaii. Not only does Peter have to deal with his crazy brother but also with his nutjob cousins. When Fudge discovers ...more
D.M. Dutcher
Peter Hatcher has to deal with his annoying little brother Fudge yet again, and not only that. He has to survive his best friend moving downtown and the intrusion of an aunt, uncle, and multiple cousins who are as exasperating as Fudge if not more. And there's Fudge's new money obsession...

I think this was the first Fudge book where I truly felt sorry for Peter and especially his father and mother. Fudge is especially bad in this book, although in a funny turn of events he gets a mini-Fudge cous
Mrs. Lassen's Class
Double Fudge
I’m reading Double Fudge it’s by Judy Blume. It’s about a boy named Peter Hatcher and his younger brother Fudge Hatcher. In the begining Fudge asks Peter how much New York cost and that’s how the family found out that Fudge is really obsessed with money. In the middle Peter and Fudge meet their dad’s long lost cousin named Howie Hatcher in Washington D.C. Also Fudge’s bird Uncle Feathers stops talking. At the end Fudge lost a tooth and cousin Howie’s son, Farley, swallows it. Fudge f
Jaylene Grinaker
Fudge is now 5 years old, and his older brother Peter is 12. Fudge is obsessed with money. All he does is talk, draw, and write about money. One day the family decides to take a trip to Washington D.C. and they go to see how money is made. There, they meet their long lost cousins, the Howie's. The cousins invite themselves to stay with Fudge's family. Things take a turn for the worse. The cousins embarrass Peter and even lets Peter's bird escape which almost causes the bird to die. After one of ...more
Aug 11, 2014 Irene rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Kids in Upper Elementary Grades
Shelves: children
Well, here we are, at the finish. Our visit with Peter and Fudge started in 1972, and though we followed them through four years of their childhood, it took 30 years to tell their stories. Published in 2002, this book keeps up with modern times, including references to Harry Potter and instant messaging.

Fudge continues with his antics, though he gets a taste of his own medicine when the Hatchers meet their long-lost relatives, a family with a little boy who gives Fudge a run for his money. Pete
Mar 20, 2015 Lulu rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who like to read.
Recommended to Lulu by: Myself
This story is about a kid that creates his own money called fudge bucks. Fudge is the main character and so is Peter. No the characters are not credible why because he created his own fudge bucks which was not credible and Peter also encouraged him to make more. Fudge keeps trying to spend his fake bucks on things that you can't buy with fake money. Yes the characters run in to problems like, that people won't accept his fudge bucks because their fake. Their adventures were trying to spend their ...more
My personal reaction was this was a humerus book. I loved the idea of him meeting his long lost cousin and connecting with him it was very relatable. This would be a great independent read for a young readers because it highlights an enthusiastic young boy pursing an interest and revolving everything he does around it. Young readers who love the concept of money and adventure will not be able to put this book down. This would be good for an independent read because it lacks a fast moving plot, s ...more
Ciara Plackett
Personal reaction:
I liked this book because it made me giggle a lot. Fudge always has some crazy idea or some funny thing to say. However, I really did not like the long lost cousins, they were very unlikable throughout the entire story, and really quite annoying.

If I were ever to read this in the classroom, I might just read it out loud for fifteen minutes a day to calm students down after recess. There is not much of a plot, but Judy Bloom does a fabulous job with characterization, so
My daughter received this audiobook for Christmas. How can you not love Judy Blume, and one of the best things about this audiobook version is that the story is READ BY Judy Blume herself.

The audiobook contains 4 CD's, and is a new favorite of my daughter. I am sure this one will be played many times.
Okay, after reading the Reader's Promise my son and I have been dedicating ourselves to reading for at least 15 minutes each night. It's been about 2 and a half months so far without a break. I typically read to him but we choose the books together although I limit the choices based on my trips to the used book/thrift stores. The first one down was Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library which both my 9 year old and I highly recommend (even though it echoes Willie Wonka in certain respects. Anyway ...more
Ashley Castillo
This is a story called Double Fudge. This is a great book. I think this is a great book because it is funny. For example it is funny because his brother is funny. I recomed this book to sixth graders. The authors name is Judy Blume. So this is my opinion about the book.
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Other Books in the Series

Fudge (5 books)
  • Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing (Fudge, #1)
  • Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great (Fudge #2)
  • Superfudge (Fudge, #3)
  • Fudge-a-Mania (Fudge, #4)

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