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Judy Blume
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Double Fudge (Fudge #5)

3.95  ·  Rating Details  ·  17,684 Ratings  ·  586 Reviews
Any fan of Fudge knows that he never does anything halfway. And so it should come as no surprise that when he discovers the value of money, he goes whole hog-making his own "Fudge Bucks," dressing as a miser for Halloween, and thumbing through catalogs to choose his birthday presents years in advance. His older brother, Peter, who's just starting seventh grade, finds it al ...more
Published (first published January 1st 2002)
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Tristan Oesterle
Sep 23, 2009 Tristan Oesterle rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jun 05, 2014 Diana rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s-books
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
Lars Guthrie
Jan 01, 2010 Lars Guthrie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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
May 07, 2016 Meghan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The final novel in Blume’s Fudge series. The Hatcher brothers are back for yet another crazy adventure. In their final story, Fudge is obsessed with money; all he can think about is having and spending it, which gets a little concerning. While out in Washington learning about money, the Hatcher’s find their long lost family from Hawaii. This turns Peter’s world upside-down, on top of Fudge. This has to be one of the best novels from this series; it has life lessons in it, and it’s also comedic. ...more
Dylan Maiville
I didn't really like it... I DON'T recommend it!!!!
May 19, 2011 Madison rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Feb 22, 2009 Fred D rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens-books
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
Mar 22, 2012 ABC rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: older-kids
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,
Jan 05, 2010 Jordan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Jan 24, 2012 Em rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebooks, children
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
Ajay Krishnan
Jun 11, 2016 Ajay Krishnan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Double Fudge" is a fun and interesting book book by Judy Blume. In this book, Judy Blume has great writing about Fudge and Peter, the two main characters of the book. Fudge is a 5 year old naive boy, while Peter is a mature 12 year old boy. Fudge does tend to misbehave a lot, like he talks about money so much and he spoiled a store after knocking down shoes. The two then meet their long lost cousins, Flora and Fauna and their cousin, Farley Drexel, nicknamed Mini. Peter hates them, but Fudge do ...more
Megan Hardy
Judy Blume is a well-known author among children’s literature, and rightly so. In the 5th book of the “Fudge” series, 5-year-old Farley Drexel "Fudge" Hatcher has developed an obsession with money. He is consumed with being rich and having money, which cause his parents to feel guilty about the values they have instilled in their children. To teach Fudge about the reality of money, the family goes on a trip to Washington, D.C. to visit the Bureau of Printing and Engraving. The result of the trip ...more
Veronica Wolkan
Title: Double Fudge
Author: Judy Blume
Genre: Contemporary (realisitic) fiction
Theme(s): Siblings, Imagination, Cleverness, Importance of family
Opening line/sentence: “When my younger brother Fudge was five, he discovered money in a big way.”
Brief Book Summary: Double Fudge is about the character named Fudge being obsessed over money. This obsession makes his older brother, Peter, insane. Later in the story, Fudge and his family go to Washington, D.C. to meet their long lost extended
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
Aug 13, 2015 Luisa rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Lucas Chance
Jul 17, 2016 Lucas Chance rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
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.
Mar 30, 2015 Jocelyn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Dec 05, 2014 Alexis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"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
Dec 01, 2015 Charlotte rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Peter Hatcher can't even say anything to his little brother Farley(Fudge) without him asking things and twisting it. But when his brother starts to become obsessed with money and makes his own money it gets crazy.'Its just a phase' his parents say, but Peter knows that that will be a long time. Then they meet long lost cousins, they have a Farley too, Peter better watch out, Fudge's double is coming!
In 'Double Fudge' A boy and his not so normal family has to stand cousins from Hawaii that come
May 26, 2016 Ritz rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
2.5 rating, to be more accurate.

Not sure if series fatigue influenced my opinion of it or not, but even though these books don't really /go/ anywhere, they were at least entertaining. And this one did have it's moments, (mostly the heartwarming little lines between Fudge and Peter, the parallel ending to the first book, and Peter still remains likable) but those moments were kind of clashing really badly with the not so likable aspects. Like the Howie's and Fudge's non-resolved obsession with mo
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 liked it  ·  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
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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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“I wanted them," Fudge whined.
"I know you did. But we can't buy everything you want." [Mom told him]
"We don't have the money to buy..." I could tell Mom was having a hard time explaining this. She thought for a minute before she finished. "...just for the sake of buying. Money doesn't grow on trees."
"I know it doesn't grow on trees," Fudge said. "You get it at the ATM."
"You can't just go to the ATM whenever you want money," Mom told him.
"Yes you can," Fudge said. "You put in your card and money comes out. It works every time."
"No. You have to deposit money into your account first," Mom said. "You work hard and try to save part of your salary every week. The cash machine is just a way to get some of your money out your account. It doesn't spit out money because you want it. It's not that easy."
"I know, Mom," Fudge said. "Sometimes you have to stand on line."
Mom sighed and looked at me. "Got any ideas Peter?”
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