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Superfudge (Fudge #3)

3.97  ·  Rating Details ·  51,049 Ratings  ·  1,099 Reviews
Sometimes life in the Hatcher household is enough to make twelve-year-old Peter think about running away. His worst problem is still his younger brother, Fudge, who hasn't changed a bit since his crazy capers in Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing. If you ask Peter, Fudge is just an older — and bigger — pain.

Then Peter learns that his mom is going to have a baby and the whole
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Published August 28th 2007 by Listening Library (Audio) (first published January 1st 1980)
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Oct 25, 2007 Greg rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In third grade or maybe it was second, I don't remember, but I had the same teacher for both grades so it's irrelevant to the story; so anyway in whatever grade, second or third, my teacher started to read from Superfudge to the class every Friday afternoon. The class got enthralled in the book, and getting a hold of the book from the school library was a pretty impressive feat since everyone in the class wanted the one copy. I can still remember exactly where on the shelf it would have sat if t ...more
Feb 01, 2009 Debbie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s-lit
I just finished reading this one to my second grade son. After we finished the first book, he wanted to know what happened next. This is a series in which I feel the author should have stopped while she was ahead. She seems to be stretching to find funny things to write about and adding a new baby to the family didn't help the story line. Long chapters, overly descriptive, and not anywhere nearly as entertaining as "Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing." But, if you are 8 and haven't had enough "Fudg ...more
Feb 08, 2009 Ola rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nostalgia
Holy Shnikes, I've forgotten how funny the Fudge books are. Some of the one-liners here are KILLER.

A new baby is born into the Hatcher family. Peter's family moves to Princeton for a trial year, to see if they prefer it over the city. Naturally all sorts of shenanigans occur---courtesy of Farley Drexel Hatcher himself.
Oct 06, 2009 Leyla rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Recommended to Leyla by: me
This book taught me how to handling younger annoying siblings and moving to another place is not easy .I congratulate Peter for doing such a good job in handling younger siblings and handling the stress of moving,changing schools,and changing friends.

I read this book in fourth grade and it really touched me and changed the way my brother and I get along.

Peter has to move and has a very annoying brother . When he thought anything else could go wrong he gets informed the family is welcoming someo
When my children were young, 13, 7 & 6, I would read out loud to them for half an hour every night while my husband watched TV. He watched a program that wasn't so great for kids. The children and I were reading this book and we laughed and laughed so much that one night my Husband came into the bedroom and sat on the bed with us. Every night after that all five of us piled on the bed and listened to the hilarious exploits of Peter and Fudge. This is a unique book that spanned all ages and m ...more
Jul 05, 2009 Jane rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was better than tales of a fourth grade nothing. It was more funny and intertaining. I read this at school in a book club that I joined. We had to do trivia and projects on Judy blume books and dicuss them. It was fun and I know and like this book the best of all the books we read in the club!!!
Oct 19, 2009 Jennahua2000 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fudge,Peter,Elaine,Joanne,Alex,and Jimmy went to the movies then Peter and Joanne fall in love when first Joanne offers peter some of his popcorn and touch hands then when Peter offers Joanne some popcorn too they touch hands again then right when the super man kisses Lois Lane Peter felt something icy cold go down his back Fudge was hanging in the back of my seat with a handful of ice cubes from his coke and said "Hi pee tah" and then Joanne offers Peter a kleenex. Then peter asked if she could ...more
Oct 22, 2009 huntcuttin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's about this kid named Peter who's little brother causes trouble. He has to teach (Fudge) how to behave.
4th-5th grade (independent reading)
Blume does such an excellent job with her books. They are an absolute joy to read. Superfudge was full of what a fourth or fifth grader wants, a fun and intresting plot, characters they can relate with, and text they can understand. The plot of Superfudge had twists and turns from the new baby's arrival to moves to and from the country. At the ages suggested above, children may relate if they have the same circumstances going on in their own lives. The characte
May 04, 2010 Angela rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is Judy Blume's sequel to "Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing." It's considerably longer than its predecesor, I found it a tad too long. Odd since it covers the events of an entire year in less than 200 pages. It's fast paced and I liked the ending, the ending in fact was the best part of the book. I'm sorry, that came out sounding nasty. I didn't mean I was happy to see it end, just that the ending was well done.

In "Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing," Blume takes more time developing the charac
Oct 26, 2010 Antogbb is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
is a good book
Gordon Elijah
Jan 11, 2011 Gordon Elijah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Mar 30, 2011 Kim rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I introduced Aidan to chapter books and the wonderful world of Judy Blume this week. We read it aloud every night before bed, and it was such fun to see him enjoy a book I loved as a child. It was also wonderful to watch him begin to understand that books can be just as enjoyable without pictures.

Superfudge brought the same laughs it did when I was a kid, but, reading it as a parent, I definitely found myself irritated at some points - lots of people telling one another to shut up, lots of name
Erin ☕ *Proud Book Hoarder*
I know it's for a much younger audience but I'm trying to start the new year by knocking out these younger books and YA from the to-be-read pile. This book was SO cute and had a surprising layer of things going on for the story. From Blume it's usually so and I continued to grow more and more enamored with her work. I felt for the parents as what bratty children at times - they have much more patience than I do!
Riley J
Farley Drexel Hatcher, otherwise known as Fudge, Plans to be a bird when he grows up. As far as his older brother Peter Hatcher is concerned Fudge will grow up to be a big pain in the butt. Having to deal with Fudge has been hard enough now that there's a whole nother set of problems for Peter to deal with. His parents have made a decision to move to New Jersey for a year. And on the way his mom is having a baby. How do you think Peters going to survive with Fudge AND the new baby? Read on to f ...more
I remember reading Judy Blume when I was younger and while I wasn't crazy about it, I enjoyed reading her books. All grown up and I find that my taste in books has not changed a jolt. So although I enjoyed some aspects of the book, such as Fudge and his funny lines or his silly ways ( I especially enjoyed when he put stamps all over his little sister) I found a lot of it to be easily forgetable and predictable. I also felt that it was out-dated in parts. For example, tapes were mentioned and the ...more
Teachers learn from books like this one. One should never read a book cold with children. I have made that mistake a few times in my career.

We had read Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing. Wouldn't it be fine to read the sequel? Absolutely not!

We were halfway through. I read ahead some for the next few days and stumbled across a classic Judy Blume event. Yeah, the discussion of Christmas was highly uncomfortable for me. As a fourth grade teacher, I do not want to be the one who gives up the ghost. T
Mar 30, 2013 midnightfaerie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens
Superfudge by Judy Blume is the third book in her Fudge series. Although entertaining and a nice addition, it's definitely for older children. While I could get away with reading the first and second book in the series to my five-year-old, this one had several sections I had to "fudge" over a bit. From the chapter on discovering where babies come from to the chapter on uncovering the truth about Santa Claus, you can tell this is very much a book from a sixth grader's point of view. I remember lo ...more
Apr 25, 2012 Anna rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Superfudge by Judy Blume is a story about a boy named Peter Hatcher, his mother and father, his little brother Fudge, and his little sister Tootsie. When Peter’s family moves to Princeton for a year, Peter is faced with new challenges, such as a new school and new friends and his crazy little brother Fudge who gets kicked out of a kindergarten class. During Peter’s time in Princeton he must learn how much he values his family and what they mean to him. This book is very relatable to children, ju ...more
Daniela I.
May 10, 2012 Daniela I. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One day Peter was in his room until his mother shout out “TIME FOR DINNER!”So he rushed downstairs. Then his smaller brother named Fudge . And he rushed downstairs as quickly as he could because he wanted to beat his little brother. So Fudge tried to beat Peter downstairs first but, Peter won Fudge. In addition his mother and father told him and his little brother that they are going to have another baby on the house. So Peter got so really angry at his mother and father so goes upstairs to his ...more
Jul 05, 2012 Cathy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A; Flashback to my youth. Eddie had this checked out so I had to indulge myself in some Fudgey adventure.
Jul 08, 2012 Rainbow rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's good. But it does feel a little bit like, "You liked Fudge, huh? Well, I'll give you FUDGE!"

Don't start reading this out loud to your kids if they don't know the truth about Santa Claus.

Note: My kids would give this book 5 stars. My four-year-old thinks, "Bonjour, Stupid" is the funniest line ever written.
I read and re-read this book when I was a kid, and it always made me laugh. I remember the details of this book like I have just finished it yesterday. I still have my childhood copy. Pee-tah :D
Oct 05, 2012 Brenda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Brenda by: Battle of the Books 2012
Shelves: nostalgia
Originally published in 1980, this story is about the relationship between brothers Peter and Fudge. Being the younger brother and outspoken, Fudge seems to find himself in some very interesting situations making for a outrageously funny story. I especially love that Fudge will say or do whatever comes to mind. In typical six-year old form, he climbs on top of a high shelf refusing to come down when his teacher insists on calling him by his given name. Hilarious. This is a really sentimental boo ...more
Sadie Kaminske
“Super Fudge” is a good book for third to middle school aged kids; the younger kids can understand it because Judy Blume doesn't use difficult vocabulary words. I as a high school student enjoyed the book, but other high school students might get bored and think that it is not challenging enough. I liked the book because it kept me interested, and talks about having younger siblings. I always wished that I had younger siblings. It kept me laughing at how the family handled situations.
Michael Goode4
I really enjoyed the book "Superfudge" by Judy Blume. This book is now in my top five kids books. Judy does a great job of keeping your attention to the book. Fudge is a five-year-old and makes this book very interesting. Peter, Fudge's older brother, is now in the fifth grade. He thinks he is the best because Fudge looks up to him. Their family moved, and the first day at their new school Fudge called the teacher “Rat Face." He then got kicked out of that class and moved to a different classroo ...more
Scott Rhee
Apr 22, 2013 Scott Rhee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens
"Superfudge" is the sequel to Judy Blume's great classic "Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing" and it is as good if not better than the first book. I remember reading this book until the pages started falling out, so I just threw a couple rubber bands around it to hold them in. I hope to someday share these wonderful books with my own kids...
Danylle DuPris
"Superfudge" by Judy Blume was a good book. I liked it, because it was an easy read, and also funny. Peter is the oldest sibling in the house. Fudge is Peters little brother. Peter and Fudge like each other, but as siblings, they don't really get along. Peters mom and dad want to have a talk with him. He goes into the dining room by them and sits down. They tell him they're having another baby. Peter doesn't like this. Once he tells Fudge this, he won't like it either. Fudge through a huge fit a ...more
Ryan Smith
May 06, 2015 Ryan Smith rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought it was really funny and really exciting at some parts in the book.
Amy "the book-bat"
I had a fun time revisiting my childhood with this book. I remember reading the Judy Blume books in around 4th or 5th grade. I think kids a bit older would still enjoy them as well. I found myself laughing several times.
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Fudge (5 books)
  • Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing (Fudge, #1)
  • Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great (Fudge #2)
  • Fudge-a-Mania (Fudge, #4)
  • Double Fudge (Fudge, #5)

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