Peter Warren Hatcher has a big problem: his little 2 1/2 year old brother “Fudge.”
From eating flower petals to jumping off jungle gyms, Peter and his parents never know what Fudge will do next. Peter often feels that his parents are either mean to him, or ignoring him because of his little brother’s “cuteness.”
I liked Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing because Peter was in the fourth grade, like me, and there were a lot of friends to help Peter through life. One of them was Jimmy, his best friend. Jimmy had fun with Peter and supported him when their classmate Sheila tried to take credit on a community project. Also, Fudge kept doing crazy things like trying to pet the bears on a movie, or throwing popcorn at people in the theater. I thought the book was hilarious.
There wasn’t anything about this book I didn’t like.
I would recommend this book for third, fourth and fifth graders. It is entertaining, and it will be easy for them to relate to Peter and know how he feels. Hopefully though, not like a fourth grade nothing.