Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing is a story about a boy named Peter and his two-year old brother named Fudge. Fudge is ridiculous! He thinks he can fly and he loses his two front teeth trying to be a bird. He smears mashed potatoes on the wall of a restaurant and pours a bowl of peas on his head for no reason. He ruins Peter’s school project that was due on Monday!
When Fudge turned 3, he had a birthday party. Peter wanted to leave and be with his friends, but his mom said that he had to stay and help. One kid threw up, one kid peed on the floor, and the third kid cried the whole time. It was a disaster!
Peter feels like Fudge gets all the attention all the time, and that he is nothing compared to Fudge.
In the beginning of the book, Peter got a pet turtle at his friend’s birthday party. The turtle’s name was Dribble and Peter took really good care of him. One day Peter got home from school and was ready to feed Dribble, but Dribble was not in his bowl. Peter looked everywhere, and then he asked Fudge. Fudge started smiling and said “in tummy”. It turns out that Fudge had eaten Dribble! He had to go to the hospital to get Dribble out. Peter was very mad and sad — mad at Fudge for eating his turtle and sad that nobody cared about Dribble, only Fudge. In the end, Peter’s mom and dad feel sorry for him and his dad comes home with a big box. Its a dog! Peter named it Turtle, to remind him of Dribble.
There are three more books about Peter and Fudge and I’m going to read them all.