Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume, is one of the Reading Kingdom’s recommended books for children. Reading expert and Reading Kingdom creator, Dr. Marion Blank explains why:
This is the first in a series of books that tell of Peter Hatcher, his little brother Fudgie, baby sister Tootsie, their neighbor Sheila Tubman, various pets, and minor characters who experience New York City along with treks to suburbs and camps. Each chapter in this book is a small story about the daily interactions and adventures of the Hatcher boys. The book beautifully captures what it means to be a kid with a little sibling. It really talks to children — not preaching to them about how they should act, but rather expressing how they really feel — when they’re forced to abandon their own interests for the sake of a little brother or sister who can be spoiled, self-centered and far from angelic. The tone of voice in the book is perfect and the book is full of humor. It’s hard to ask for anything better.
Have your children read Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing ? What did they think of the book?
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing sits on the shelf of the Reading Kingdom’s “Reading for Kids.” Have a book you think belongs on our shelf? Let us know in the comments below.