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Double Fudge (Fudge #5)

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Hang on to your money clips, and get ready to laugh -- Judy Blume's rascally Fudge Hatcher has returned in this comical new book, and this time, he has dollar signs in his eyes. When five-year-old Fudge discovers money and thinks his family doesn't have enough, he decides to create his own Fudge Bucks. Unfortunately he's gone a bit overboard, a
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Published January 28th 2002 (first published January 1st 2002)
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Tristan Oesterle
Sep 16, 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
Lars Guthrie
Jan 01, 2010 Lars Guthrie rated it really liked it
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
Madison
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
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Diana
Jun 02, 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
IncRead
Jan 24, 2012 IncRead 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
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
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
Dylan Maiville
I didn't really like it... I DON'T recommend it!!!!
Iman Foster
Feb 03, 2017 Iman Foster rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Katherine Austin
Oct 04, 2016 Katherine Austin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reading-4050
1) Book summary, in your own words (3 pts)
-Fudge is a five-year-old little boy who has recently become obsessed with money. To help cure his overwhelming obsession, his parents decide to take him to The Bureau of Printing and Engraving. Not only does this not help his obsession, the family also runs into their long lost cousins, The Hatchers. The Hatchers have three children, Flora and Fauna, Farley Drexel Hatcher (which is also Fudge's real name). The Hatchers invite themselves to stay with Fud
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Meghan
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
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
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Jordan
Nov 04, 2009 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
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ABC
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,
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Quinn Lavender
Oct 19, 2016 Quinn Lavender rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kids, fiction
Read these with the kiddos. Made the mistake of giving Fudge a funny voice, which they then demanded I use across all 5 books. The series follows a predictable "quality course." The first book is original and lots of fun. The second book focuses more on the cute breakout character from the first book, and the rest of the books, well, they're just trying hard to find something else relevant in the story world to fill up a book.
Sheila
Jan 05, 2013 Sheila rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook, childrens
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.
Ashley Castillo
Oct 26, 2014 Ashley Castillo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
712 Panchita :3
Oct 10, 2012 712 Panchita :3 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was a really good book and every time i read it i smile at the thought of little boys running around with parrots.
Julie
Nov 05, 2010 Julie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Just doesn't quite have the same charm as the original Superfudge to Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing. But perhaps it's because I'm significantly older than I was when I read those.
Sella Malin
Feb 20, 2008 Sella Malin rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who like judy blume
again, it was an okay book... pretty much all of judy blume's books are interesting but not something you'd call a really good read...
Debra
Feb 06, 2012 Debra rated it really liked it
Shelves: chapter-book
Recommend chapter book to 3rd - 5th graders
Lucas Chance
Jul 11, 2016 Lucas Chance rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
COOOOOOOOL
Rebecca
Sep 16, 2014 Rebecca rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Classic children's novel.
Shalynn
Jan 29, 2013 Shalynn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
very funny love it
Biridiana Vazquez
Jan 30, 2017 Biridiana Vazquez rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My go my does this kid love money, Fudge Hatcher loves money, he would marry money if he could. Peter Hatcher his older brother is pretty embarrassed by his little brother. Quite often Fudge likes to throw tantrums. The genre of this book is realistic fiction because any of these chaotic problems can happen to any family or child. This book is definitely one of my personal favorites because it's so funny and this kid is hilarious. Sometimes I feel bad for Fudge's family because he is a disaster ...more
Partap Thakur
Jan 02, 2017 Partap Thakur rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book I recently finished was Double Fudge by Judy Blume. Fudge's newfound obsession with money leads to some hilarious situations, and puts the Hatchers in the path of their long-lost Hawaiian cousins. The book takes an honest, funny look at the value of money and other basic "family values," such as how to educate one's children, what foods kids should eat, and whether any TV is too much. A situation where Fudge's pet is injured could be (temporarily) alarming to small children. A different ...more
Lillian
Feb 08, 2017 Lillian is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
I read the book Double Fudge By Judy Blume and i would suggest this book to those who like people that are funny and love money. 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 m ...more
Jimmy
Nov 01, 2016 Jimmy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The story, "Double Fudge", Judy Blume shows how a young boy have to learn how to get along with his younger brother. I like this book because it reminds me about my brother and how we get along. The book began when Fudge gets obsess with money and gets in a lot of trouble because of it. His older brother is annoyed because Fudge always bothers him when he tries to do things like homework. His older brother gets angry and they have a big fight. At the end Fudge ends up crying and he gets in trou ...more
Davian
Jan 11, 2017 Davian rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is very relatable for most people. Double Fudge By Judy Blume is a good book for people who enjoy reading books from the author Judy Blume.
This Book is Relatable, Funny, and shows a lot of rivalry. Its very relatable because most kids are also into money like Fudge and want to buy a lot of stuff for themselves. Its funny because of the way the author words the story and it also has humor that not so many people understand but if the reader does its pretty funny. This book shows a lot o
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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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