Judy Blume’s classic Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing introduces young readers to 9-year-old Peter Warren Hatcher’s little brother, Farley Drexel, a.k.a., Fudge. While the tiresome toddler tries his family’s patience, it seems to Peter that he’s the one paying the price. At home, Peter’s mother makes him perform headstands just so she can get Fudge to eat. At the park, when Peter’s neighbor and classmate Sheila promises to watch Fudge, he flies off the top of the jungle gym, and Peter is the one who lands in hot water. In public, from the shoe store where Fudge throws a fit because he wants shoes like “Peta’s,” to the restaurant where he smears mashed potatoes all over the wall, to the movie theater where he gets a little too close to the action, Fudge embarrasses and torments his brother. Finally, when Fudge decides that Peter’s pet turtle tastes delicious, what’s left of Peter’s patience fails. Will his love for Fudge help him overcome his frustration? Through it all, Blume punctuates Peter’s realistic problems with heartwarming humor and hope.